Careers at UON Singapore

Our staff come from many different parts of the world with various levels of experience, education and backgrounds. We are small enough for our employees to get to know one another, yet large enough to provide boundless opportunities. We take pride in what we do and believe and practice work-life balance.

If you want the opportunity to make global connections and be part of a diverse and exciting workplace environment, this is the place to be!


Benefits

Our employees have access to the following benefits:

  • attractive remuneration packages including annual increments and performance bonuses
  • staff incentives such as long service awards, Awards and Appreciation Night, Family Day and company retreats
  • staff well-being activities such as monthly Sports Day, health screenings and talks, volunteer work
  • staff training and development opportunities

Join us and be part of a vibrant and dynamic team.

Course Details

Course no. 1: Computer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part A & B (Full Time Programme)

Course Description

This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence.

Through these courses (Part A and Part B), students work on a project related to the fields of computer science and information technology. The work is undertaken in an organisation (industry, research groups, labs) or as an innovative proposal that has been approved by the course coordinator for an entrepreneurial prototype which requires students to incorporate computer science and/or information technology skills into their practices. This direct experience exposes students to the project management practices of managers and/or researchers. Under supervision and in a group work environment, students undertake between 200 and 250 hours of work with an appropriate organisation involved in computer science and/or information technology related areas.

Course Content

This course comprises activities based on planning, developing, reporting and critically reflecting on a major activity related to computer science and/or information technology. Students will:

  • Apply for, secure and start a project related to Computer Science and/or Information Technology areas, approved by the course coordinator
  • Prepare a 'Program of Activity Agreement' which should be signed by the student, project supervisor and course coordinator
  • Collaborate to plan, carry out and report on an appropriate project
  • Complete at least 100 hours in Part A with an organisation which requires computer science and/or information technology expertise (the total number of hours in Part A and B combined should be between 200 and 250 hours)
  • Record, report and critically reflect on the project undertaken
  • Prepare and deliver a seminar to describe the activities undertaken during the project
  • Describe and analyse ethical and technical issues relating to real world research and practice.
  • Review, carry out and report on the computer science and/or information technology project defined in Part A

Course no. 2: Human-Computer Interaction (Full Time Programme)

Course Description

This course introduces human-computer interaction and, specifically, interaction design. The aim is to consider modern trends in the development of user interfaces from designing for usability to designing to enable user experiences. Design, testing and evaluation methods will be discussed and analysis of interfaces by experimentation on humans is described. The course includes a large practical project in which the students engineer a user interface.

Course content

The course covers

1. Foundations of HCI and Interaction Design

2. Understanding and conceptualising interaction

3. Designing for interaction

4. Affective aspects of interfaces

5. Accessibility and internationalisation

6. User-centred design and testing

7. Data gathering, analysis and interpretation

8. Empirical evaluation for HCI

9. Human factors and security issues

10. Social and ethical concerns

Course no. 3: Systems Analysis and Design (Full Time Programme)

Course Description

This course examines the development of information systems and their software components. It focuses on the need for development methodologies that support the emerging need for flexible, interactive and evolutionary construction.

Course content

The course covers

  • Overview of Software Development Life-Cycle models.
  • Modelling approaches and modelling languages such as UML in software development.
  • Requirement elicitation and system design.
  • Testing strategies.
  • Implementation strategies.
  • Introduction to the later phases of software development.
  • Personal, professional and social responsibilities in ICT and how they need to be considered in all phases of software development.

Course no. 4: Project Management (Full Time Programme)

Course Description

Projects are pivotal for many organisations to achieve their strategic objectives. Successful projects require careful analysis, planning, implementation and monitoring and the ability to create and nurture teams. It is essential that all professionals, whether they are working in the sciences, business, engineering, information technology, health or education have the skills and knowledge to work in and manage complex projects.

To successfully deliver a project, it is important to understand the technical and socio-cultural dimensions of project management. In this course, students learn the practical skills to properly plan, execute, monitor and close successful projects. Since every project relies on the combined efforts of many individuals and groups who are delivering it, the course also explores the best ways to effectively communicate, provide leadership and work with other people in multi-skilled team environment.

Realistic, practical exercises are integrated in to the course so that students experience all aspects of the Project Life Cycle.

Course content

Contemporary project management practice is introduced. Two overarching principles have guided the design of course content and delivery techniques. Firstly, the Project Management Body of Knowledge will provide the conceptual framework and guide topic selection. Secondly, examples that are tailored to suit the background and interests of students will be utilised to demonstrate and re-enforce concepts.

Topics covered include:

  • The Project Management Life Cycle: defining, planning, executing and delivering
  • The Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Project selection
  • The organisational context: strategy, structure, and people
  • Scope estimation, scheduling and budgeting
  • The triple constraint: managing time, cost and scope and their effects on quality
  • Risk Management
  • Team management - communication and human resources
  • Contemporary Project Management tools

Course no. 5: Mobile Application Programming (Full Time Programme)

Course Description

This course builds on students’ basic programming skills to develop the knowledge and skills used to develop applications utilising touch interfaces, mobile platforms and event-driven programming.

Course content

The course covers

  • Software development and programming
  • Mobile technologies
  • Touch-based and emerging human-computer interfaces
  • Mobile access to network and web systems

Please note that your application will be assessed based on the following selection criteria. It is essential that you address each criterion to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Selection Criteria for Adjunct Lecturer/ tutor:

  • At least a Master Degree in the relevant field and/or professional experience
  • Evidence of lecturing and/or tutoring skills and a commitment to the delivery of high quality teaching
  • Ability to work cooperatively with academic and professional staff
  • Willingness to contribute effectively as a member of a cohesive team
  • Good organizational skills as indicated by readiness to engage in support activities in project supervision
  • Excellent communication skills

Application

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and the statement addressing the selection criteria by 25 July 2018 to: uonscareers@newcastle.edu.au. Kindly state the following as the email subject - “Adjunct Lecturer / Tutor [Course no….. (e.g. 1 or 2)  (Ref no.: 0180604)”. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Please check university of Newcastle website for further details on the courses at: www.newcastle.edu.au.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement learning development strategies and provide learning advice across all programs.
  • Deliver workshops and provide individual or small group consultations to students on learning issues, including English language assistance, writing, study skills, presentation skills, preparing reports, and other related work to complement the activities of Teaching and Learning carried out by academic staff.
  • Collaborate with academic staff to ensure integration of student learning support programs with academic needs.
  • Inform academic staff on initiatives in teaching and learning, and guide academic staff in promoting and enhancing quality teaching and learning.
  • Provide academic skill trainings to new academic staff.
  • Coordinate the delivery of Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) across all programs.
  • Work closely with and support the Teaching and Learning Convener.

Requirements

  • A degree in English Language or Education. Post-graduate training in TESL, CELTA certification, or experience inPeer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is an advantage.
  • Extensive relevant experience at the tertiary education level.
  • Demonstrated teaching record with relevant English Language teaching experience in a tertiary or tertiary preparation program.
  • Extensive experience working with international students.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving, flexibility, priority setting, and working to datelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with academic as well as professional staff as part of a team and to collaborate with others within a multi-disciplinary/multinational context.

Please note that your application will be assessed based on the selection criteria. It is essential that you address each criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Application

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and the statement addressing the criteria by 9th May 2018 to: uonscareers@newcastle.edu.au. Kindly state the following as the email subject: “Teaching & Learning Adviser (Ref no.: 0180401)”. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Send us your details

if you would like to be included in our résumé depository, email us at uonscareers@newcastle.edu.au.