Lecturer and Masters Thesis Manager

International WaterCentre

Brisbane, , AU

We are seeking a passionate and engaged water management academic or practitioner with relevant education and research experience to lead and manage the final thesis project component of its flagship education product, the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM).
The IWC is a joint venture of leading Australian universities, The University of Queensland and Griffith University, with a vision of creating water leaders. The IWC has developed a range of education programs and training courses to build the capacity of individuals and organisations to tackle complex water management problems, and to lead processes of innovation, change and adaptation.

The MIWM is an award winning professionally targeted postgraduate program designed to develop whole-of-water cycle, systems thinking and inter-disciplinary skills, knowledge and leadership capacity in participants. Graduates from the program are found in more than 65 countries globally, providing emerging leadership to complex issues from improving access to water and sanitation and improving hygiene; through improving policy, planning and management of urban water security to improving catchment and water management for a range of social, economic and ecosystem outcomes.

The MIWM employs contemporary, active and participatory approaches to professional learning, utilising a mixture of face to face and online delivered workshops, case studies, lectures, readings, problem-based learning and project work. The final third of the MIWM is an applied project designed to address complex water management issues,  undertaken on placement or in collaboration with a host organisation or employer, or as an independent research project.

The position available is to manage this final or thesis project component. The IWC is seeking applications from candidates that have demonstrated leadership in water management teaching, learning and research, including experience in both face-to-face and online methods and in applied research skills development. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in accredited and non-accredited program and course design and delivery (including curriculum design, assessment, quality assurance and professional skills and career development) and an understanding of contemporary pedagogies for adult education and continued professional development.

The successful candidate will be able to work effectively and independently in cross-cultural and team contexts, will have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and strong organisational skills.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Managing the processes of project design, project placement, student preparation and support, reporting, assessment and feedback and QA which form the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management Final Project.
  • Liaising with external stakeholders to help create opportunities for placed final projects for full-time MIWM participants and with employers to help create opportunities for projects with employers for part-time MIWM participants.
  • Developing and delivering a major Problem Based Learning (PBL) project for the MIWM.
  • Other academic and management duties for the MIWM such as lecturing, marking, career advice and mentoring, and administration as required.
  • Provision of teaching and teaching support to other MIWM modules, the IWC Water Leadership Program (WLP) or training courses as required.

Interested applicants, please submit a CV, cover letter including response to selection criteria (3 pages maximum each) by close of business 23rd of February 2017. For a further informationplease download a role description here.

Dr. Brian S. McIntosh

Email: [email protected]

Post: International WaterCentre, PO Box 10907, Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Qld 4000