Research Associate / Research Fellow, Learning Analytics

at University of Technology Sydney

Connected Intelligence Centre

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

The Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) is a strategic centre developing research-inspired applications of data science for UTS. We are seeking a dedicated researcher in Learning Analytics, to join CIC to support the UTS Equity & Diversity Unit in launching the U@Uni Academy.

About the Role

Are you passionate about opening up opportunities for high school students from challenging backgrounds? Do you believe we can equip a resilient, innovative student for university, even if their high school ATAR is too low? If so, how do we evidence this?

Led by the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion, this project will use new forms of technology-enabled evidence to help students demonstrate their readiness for a place on a UTS degree program by graduating from “U@Uni Academy”.

In this role you will: • Co-design engaging student activities in which the learning outcomes and assessment criteria enable the tracking of transferable competencies. • Use the REVIEW assessment tracking platform to perform this mapping, to provide the progress tracking analytics. • Working with educators and CIC’s team, deploy and evaluate the AcaWriter and Learning Journeys tools, to build students’ capacity to reflect (i) on what they are learning through reflective writing, and (ii) their learning dispositions. • Disseminate the project’s work to diverse audiences including educational and learning analytics researchers, school/university leaders and educators, and policymakers. You will report to Prof. Simon Buckingham Shum (CIC Director) liaising closely with colleagues across CIC. The successful candidate will either be appointed as a Research Fellow or Research Assistant.

About You

You will have outstanding interpersonal skills enabling you to work productively and collegially with university academics and high school teachers.

You will also have: • Knowledge in Learning Design and/or Educational Assessment Design • Workshop/event planning experience • Skills in quantitative data analysis (competent statistics and reporting) • Skill sin qualitative data analysis (e.g. transcript/video analysis; observational methodologies; experience sampling).

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $103,981 to $123,067 pa (HEW B – Research Fellow) Base Salary Range: $78,170 to $95,206 pa (LEVEL A, Research Assistant)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities. This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 5 months.

How To Apply

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You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please note, there is no official closing date for this role. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All interested parties are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as this role may be removed without notice.

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

_Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds._

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Sydney New South Wales Australia

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