Teaching Specialist, Introduction to Personal Finance job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE |  319551

Teaching Specialist, Introduction to Personal Finance job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE | 319551

Location: Parcville
Role type: Full time or part time; 6 month CDD
Faculty: Faculty of Commerce and Economics
Department/School: The Department of Finance
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 per year plus 17% super (pro-rated for part-timers)
Level B- $110,236 – $130,900 per year plus 17% super (pro-rated for part-timers)
Level C- $135,032 – $155,698 per year plus 17% super (pro-rated for part-timers)

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and honor the traditional owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung people. We recognize that the land on which we meet and learn was the site of centuries-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation and renewal, and that local Indigenous peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the lives of these lands.

About – Ministry of Finance


The Department of Finance is one of the four teaching and research departments of the Faculty of Business and Economics. It has over 35 full-time academic staff, 5.6 FTE professionals, and financial practitioners who serve as full-time teaching staff. In 2022, the Department has over 14,000 enrollments in 70 subjects. The department also includes the Center for Brain, Mind and Markets.

The Department attaches great importance to the quality of education. Its goal is to provide excellent education in undergraduate and graduate programs. This is achieved by offering a set of subjects that meet the job readiness requirements of employees, are up-to-date with developments in the field of finance, and delivered using innovative teaching methods.

The major teaching activities of the department focus on the Bachelor of Commerce, the postgraduate programs offered at Melbourne Business School and the executive education programs, administered by the faculty.

About the role

The Teaching Specialist contributes to the teaching, engagement and administrative activities of the department. A commitment to quality teaching is essential.

As Subject Coordinator, the Teaching Specialist is responsible for the preparation, delivery, assessment, grading and administration of the undergraduate subject FNCE20003 Introduction to Personal Finance. Further information on this subject can be found at https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/2022/subjects/fnce20003

The teaching specialist will also arrange two hours of consulting time with students each week during the teaching period of each subject, plus an additional two hours of consulting time during the period between the end of classes in the subject and the final assessment in the subject. In addition, responsibilities include grading, attending the examiners’ meeting (or having a delegate attend), participating in exam viewings, and preparing and scoring any special exams required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Keep up to date with the latest ideas in the field and for teaching in the discipline
  • Act as topic coordinator as directed
  • Participate in department and faculty meetings, especially as they relate to teaching and learning.

About you

You will bring solid knowledge and specific expertise in behavioral finance and an ability to teach in this area. You will also demonstrate an ability to develop relationships and work effectively with businesses, industries and/or professional associations as well as an ability to work effectively in a team environment and develop expertise in teaching and learning. ‘learning.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in a financial discipline or extensive work experience and business-related networks
  • A good understanding of business education pedagogy, including simulations, case teaching, e-learning and experience-based methodologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within an academic department

To ensure that the University continues to provide a safe environment for all, this position requires the incumbent to hold an up-to-date and valid working with children verification.

Please note: to be considered for this role, you must have valid Australian working rights.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To learn more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages, people with disabilities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including a brief cover letter, resume, and responses to the selection criteria^ (found in the job description) for the role.

^For information to help you compile short statements to meet the selection criteria and competencies, please see http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are committed to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

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