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ECMS Stephen Cole the Elder Fellowship

Expressions of interest for the ECMS Stephen Cole the Elder Fellowship are invited from internationally recognised engineering educators who can demonstrate an ability to design and create innovative blended learning environments.

Stephen Cole the Elder was a South Australian pioneer. His name has been associated with excellence in teaching at the University of Adelaide since a bequest was made by his last living descendant. This visiting Fellow position is designed to support educational research into the development and implementation of innovations in learning technologies into the engineering curriculum.

The visiting Fellow will be hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS) at the University of Adelaide. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with ECMS staff, as well as a network of Fellows in other faculties and divisions of the University.

The Fellowship is available for up to 18 months, with the time in Adelaide to be determined by mutual agreement and visa conditions. There is a preference for the Fellow to reside in Adelaide for at least 6 months, although consideration will be given to all applications where a mutually acceptable timeframe is agreed. The Fellowship is open to those intending to visit Adelaide up until the end of 2016.

The visiting Fellow position has been designed for academics with access to sabbatical leave arrangements (or similar) in their home institution, and who are interested in:

  • living and collaborating with other engineering educators in a different environment
  • transferring and developing their applied practices
  • integrating learning technologies into the engineering curriculum to enhance student learning
  • supporting the scholarship of learning and teaching
  • forming ongoing collaborative relationships.

Support and Funding

Support for the Fellow will include reasonable travel and living costs for the duration of the visit. The extent of funding will be dependent upon the home institution requirements and visa limitations. Whilst in Adelaide the Fellow will be able to influence the nature and extent of funded projects to be undertaken in parallel with this Fellowship.

The Fellowship does not provide the salary normally associated with an academic position, as it is designed for academics on sabbatical leave.

Expressions of Interest

Please send your expression of interest or request for further information to:

Bernadette Foley
Associate Dean Learning and Teaching
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
The University of Adelaide

Phone: +61 8 8313 0689

The expression of interest should include:

  • details of your current role and your home institution
  • an overview of your area of expertise, particularly in relation to using learning technologies
  • a brief CV including any awards, recognition or publications relevant to the position
  • a proposed timeframe, together with any conditions that may be imposed by your home institution
  • (for international academics) details of your nationality and your right to enter Australia (if known).

The commencement date of the Fellowship will be agreed to align with the applicant's leave arrangements. The Fellowship is open to those intending to visit Adelaide up until the end of 2016.

Further Information

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

Among the world's most appealing university towns, Adelaide is a safe, pollution-free, relaxed city of 1.1 million, set between pristine beaches and scenic hills. The links below provide an introduction to the University of Adelaide and give an indication of what can be expected whilst visiting and living in Adelaide.

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