Job: Project officer/manager at Macquarie University for investigation of effective synchronous, remote communication

Project Officer/Manager (Requisition ID: 016JE)
Job: Academic (Level B)
Macquarie University
Faculty / Office: Dept of Education
Fixed term/part time

The School of Education, Macquarie University has an opening for a Project Officer/Manager on an exciting Australian Learning and Teaching Council project investigating how synchronous technologies (desktop video-conferencing, web-conferencing, virtual worlds) can be most effectively utilised to unite remote and face-to-face university students. The successful applicant for this academic position will work with a national team of academics to identify, characterise, and evaluate technology-enhanced ways of bringing together on-campus and geographically dispersed students, as well as help coordinate a community of practitioners from across Australia. While the appointment is initially for approximately two-years at 0.6 of a full-time load, there are opportunities for further research and teaching work for the right applicant.


  • Higher degree research qualifications (or completing higher degree research) in the educational technology area
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse educational literature
  • Ability to operate and innovate with educational technologies
  • Proven ability to work according to objectives and deadlines


  • Track-record of successful project management experience
  • Demonstrated educational technology leadership


This individual will be based at Macquarie University with the project leader, and will:

  • maintain an up-to-date literature review
  • undertake data collection as part of a survey of current practice
  • help to develop a contact list of potential collaborators across the sector and establish online communication channels with this group
  • organise meetings
  • visit the institutions of collaborators to set up and then evaluate implementations
  • assist with the development of project reports, and
  • assist with the dissemination workshops
  • other supportive activities in conjunction with the project team that will lead to the successful and timely accomplishment of project goals.

Appointment type: Part time, fixed term available from January 2012

Enquiries: Moira Davidson-Copping on 02 98509821 or

Package: Academic Level B, base salary $80,807 – $95,824 p.a. (depending on successful applicant’s skill and experience) plus 9% superannuation and leave loading.

Applications Close: 11.59 pm on 16th October 2011

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

For more information and to apply for the position, please visit the “Jobs with Macquarie” website at


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