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Stem Educator (Engineering And It), Learning & Teaching Unit...

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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The primary purpose of the STEM Educator
(Engineering and IT) role is to provide timely
and targeted services and initiatives to support
the STEM academic learning needs of QUT

In addition to the work related to the STEM
academic support for student learning, the
STEM Educator (Engineering and IT) will work
in partnership with the SSG Strategic Leads,
Career Educators, and Language and Learning
Educators from across the faculties to
contribute to the work of a strategic priority in
one or more areas, including:
  • Peer engagement and student
  • Industry engagement, professional
identity development, and WIL support;
  • Curriculum planning and resource
  • Student retention and learning analytics.

This position reports to the Strategic Lead,
Support for Learning (STEM) for supervision,
workload management and for Performance
Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide timely, targeted, and inclusive
front line engineering and IT academic
support for learning services and
strategies to facilitate the development of
core, disciplinary STEM learning
strategies and attributes in QUT students,
such that they become independent, self-
determined learners.
  • Work in partnership with the Senior
STEM Educator and Strategic Lead,
Support for Learning (STEM) to promote
quality, diversity, internationalisation, and
flexibility in STEM development.
  • Work in partnership with the SSG
Strategic Leads, Language and Learning
Educators, STEM Educators and Career
Educators from across the faculties to
undertake one or more of the following
  • Design and develop innovative and
strength-based subject area and
discipline specific curricula materials,
and support for learning tools
(including digital), principles and
  • Work closely with peer advisors and
Faculty staff to initiate, support, and

facilitate peer engagement,
development and partnership

  • Work in partnership with Faculties to
develop and deliver innovative
employability and employment
services and strategies (career
mentorship, WIL support, graduate
placements, industry engagement and
networking activities)
  • Work in close partnership with Equity,
Student Counselling and HiQ to
support the retention and equity of
opportunity for all students to achieve
their academic potential.
  • Undertake operational tasks as required
for the effective delivery of services and
initiatives such as rostering, data
collection, data analysis and monthly
  • Compliance with health and safety
policies, procedures, hazard reporting
and safe work practices.

Type of appointment

This position will be offered on a fixed-term,
full-time basis to 31 December 2021.


Gardens Point Campus.

Selection Criteria
1. Education, training and/or experience

equivalent to completion of a degree in a
discipline with a strong relevance to
Engineering and IT academic and
learning practice and pedagogy (online
and face-to-face) with subsequent
relevant work experience.

2. Expertise in, and learning facilitation of,
programming, particularly Python, C, C#,
microcontrollers, and Raspberry Pi.

3. Proven experience in promoting and
teaching others to develop the strategies
needed to engage effectively in
Engineering and IT support for learning in
physical (face-to-face) and virtual
environments, particularly programming

4. Demonstrated understanding of the
issues which affect IT and Engineering
learning, retention and success in higher
education as well as a commitment to
working from a social justice framework.

5. Demonstrated ability to work in
partnership with a diverse range of
student and staff stakeholders at all levels
of an organisation and from culturally
diverse backgrounds to design and
deliver learner centred services and

6. Highly effective written, verbal and digital

communication skills, including
programming syntax.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 7 (HEW7) which has
an annual remuneration range of $95,421 to
$104 379 p.a. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $86 899 to $95 045 pa, 9.5%

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:
  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

This position is open to current QUT staff
members who have ongoing full-time work
rights in Australia. Former QUT staff members
who were employed at 23 April 2020 are also

eligible to apply. In support of our strategic
priority of Indigenous Australian success,
Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait
Islander people who are not QUT staff are also
eligible and encouraged to apply.

Please note that current staff wishing to be
considered for secondment to this position
must seek prior approval from their supervisor
before submitting an application.

For further information about the position,
please contact Ian Lightbody, Strategic Lead
Support for Learning (STEM) on (07) 3138
0508, ian.lightbody@qut.edu.au or for further
information about working at QUT contact
Human Resources on (07) 3138 4104.

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or

How to Apply
For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference number

When applying for this position we encourage
you to provide a current CV/Resume and a
written response (maximum of half page per
criteria) outlining how you meet the selection
criteria providing specific examples and
outcomes of your achievements.

Applications close 23 February 2021

Brisbane City, QLD

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