Elevate teaching quality and student experience

Help UNSW provide a world-class student experience through being part of the UNSW Nexus Program.

Learning & Teaching Forum, November 2019

Nexus Program opportunities

At UNSW, providing a world-class student experience is one of our highest priorities. We want our students to be taught by academics who are not only experts in their discipline, but passionate, skilled educators. The Nexus Program is an ambitious and innovative program that will elevate education and student experience by contributing to these aims, and we are now recruiting talented, education-focussed academics to join the program as Nexus Fellows.

New educational initiatives are constantly being developed in UNSW’s central divisions for implementation in our Faculties and Schools, whilst many innovations introduced by individual academics have the potential for institution-wide application. As a Nexus Fellow, you'll provide a critical missing link, or Nexus, to amplify local education initiatives and support your colleagues to translate university-wide programs at local level. You'll be an innovator, a peer coach and a local expert.

If you'd like to be part of a community of peers who are dedicated to educational excellence, and part of a program and University where your passion for education will be valued and rewarded, go to Jobs@UNSW to view the opportunities now available, as well as sign up for job alerts for further opportunities that will be made available throughout May.

Questions? Email nexus@unsw.edu.au.

Education Focussed opportunities

The Education Focussed (EF) program at UNSW has been a huge success. Through a suite of support activities – including professional development events, career development funding, an active network of Communities of Practice and annual EF retreats – we have created a community of over 400 passionate educators across all of UNSW’s Faculties.

We now wish to build on the program’s success and have developed a range of new initiatives toward improving the student experience. We are recruiting talented EF academics to support our faculties to deliver on this exciting and important work.

Opportunities are now available and more will become available throughout May and June. To view current opportunities, and to register for a job alert, go to Jobs@UNSW.

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