University of Technology, Sydney

Voting: Promotion Committee — election of academic staff

Election of Associate Professors four positions (at least two must be women)
Senior Lecturers four positions (at least two must be women)
Term Three years: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024
Electorate Only members of the 2022 Academic Board can vote in this election
(UTS General Rules, Rule G3-22(1)(h))
Ballot opens Thursday 18 November 2021
close Thursday 2 December 2021 at 3pm
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Associate Professors: Candidates in ballot paper order

Candidates’ statements

Gregory Martin (M)

I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) who is committed to equity, inclusion, excellence and justice in education. I continue to strive to develop knowledge of my privilege and bias through deep listening and a broad range of teaching, research and service collaborations.

I have taught diverse cohorts of students in FASS and other areas of the university, including Jumbunna, and had the privilege to participate as a CI on several ARC funded projects. Prior to returning to an academic role in the School of International Studies in Education in 2019, I led a faculty level learning and teaching unit in FASS. Over the years, I have served on a number of university committees and I am a member of the NTEU.

Bhuva Narayan (F)

I have been at UTS for 9 years and have progressed from Lecturer through to Associate Professor in that time. I have been mentored by some wonderful academics and have also mentored many ECRs and MCRs myself. I coordinated an undergraduate and a postgraduate course for over 6 years. More recently, in my role as the Director of Graduate Research in my faculty (FASS) for the past three years, I have been in a leadership role where I have advised both graduate research students and supervisors, and the broader UTS community through leading workshops and events. Also, as a long-time member of the UTS First and Further Years’ Experience community and the broader Teaching & Learning community of practice, and as an academic who works closely with industry and professional bodies, I have insights around all aspects of assessing a case for promotion in an integrated and holistic manner.

Wei Deng (F)

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, where I hold an appointment as a teaching and research academic. I have been a member of the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW, whereas in my previous position as Macquarie University, I was a member of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Thus, I have experience across different faculty and university settings.

I have led several research programs with multidisciplinary international team including clinicians and industry, and am aware of positive impact in industries and communities through transformative research. I believe my broad experience as an academic will enable contributing meaningfully in this membership role for the Promotion Committee.

Kyoung-Hee Yu (F)

I have been an associate professor in Management at the Business School for the last four years; prior to that I was an academic at UNSW Business School for nine years. As a work and employment relations scholar I have studied careers, their role in influencing our professional and personal identities, and the many factors that shape non-typical career trajectories.

I would bring to the promotion committee a balanced perspective based on my years of academic experience at UTS, UNSW, and overseas, as well as a deep appreciation for diversity, whether defined in terms of demographics, experiences, or trajectories.

Jessie Hohmann (F)

I am keen to contribute to recognising the excellence of UTS staff by sitting on the Promotions Committee. I joined UTS Faculty of Law in 2019, having previously held positions at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge. My work, which focuses on international law and human rights, is interdisciplinary in subject matter and methodology.

I am committed to innovative teaching practice, and am co-convenor of the Faculty of Law’s International Law Research Cluster. I also serve as a member of the Faculty’s Research Committee and Indigenous Graduate Attribute Working Party. My international background gives me insights into academic excellence across disciplines and national contexts. In addition, my work on social justice means I am committed to recognising different and unconventional pathways to — and forms of — excellence and leadership.

Senior Lecturers: Candidates in ballot paper order

Candidates’ statements

Renata Grossi (F)

I am an interdisciplinary law and society scholar in the Faculty of Law at UTS. I have experience of working in different faculties, and in interdisciplinary units which have brought together scholars from different traditions from the humanities to the sciences.

I believe universities are places where knowledge is created, ideas are challenged, and our future citizens are educated. To do this a university needs to value excellent teaching and research, excellent engagement and impact, and accountable and ethical administration. These must occur within environments where positive relationships are valued.

It is these values backed by my breath of experience which I believe makes me an ideal candidate to understand individual contributions and therefore effectively serve on the University’s promotions committee.

Diep Nguyen (M)

Serving in the promotion committee, I particularly wish to contribute to recognizing and encouraging achievements in research, teaching, and service/engagement towards UTS2027's strategies with teaching and research collaboration/programs that better serve UTS students and staff.

I believe students' success is rooted from innovative teaching in which we motivate students to actively engage in the learning activities both inside and outside of the classes, especially with hands-on experience through UTS's global impact vision. For that, serving as a member of the committee, I would like to contribute my leadership in encouraging research-integration into teaching practice to improve UTS's overall T&L experience.

As a senior lecturer, I have successfully developed various strategic partnerships for UTS, including the foundation of new research centers, CRC, fruitful collaboration and grants with world-leading industry partners, e.g., Intel, Google, ARC, DFAT, resulting more than 150 journal and conference papers and more than $4 million funding.

Zoe Sadokierski (F)

I completed both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UTS, and after a stint in industry, transitioned from sessional teaching, through a fixed-term contract to full-time continuing contract, starting at Level A and progressing to Level C. I received a Faculty of DAB Teaching and Learning Award, as well as several commendations for subjects I coordinate and teach into over the past decade. As a practitioner-researcher, I have a strong track-record of both traditional and non-traditional research output. I believe these varied experiences and achievements at UTS give me a well-rounded perspective that will be valuable on the Promotions Committee.

Anthea Vogl (F)

I am Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law with a strong commitment to UTS as a public university, and to principles of workplace security, gender equity and diverse representation across academic levels. I strongly support the aims and objectives of the UTS promotion policy, namely to ‘recognise and reward academic staff’, and to support work at the university that reflects the University’s ‘social justice and equity principles, collaborative community, ethical standards, respect for others and personal accountability’. As part of its Promotion Policy, UTS is committed to providing an ‘identifiable career pathway for academic staff’. My membership on the UTS Promotions Committee will enable me to provide service in support of this important commitment to all staff.

Amelia Johns (F)

If elected a member of the Promotion Committee, I will bring my experience as a supervisor and manager of teaching intensive and research intensive staff, as well as my experience as a leader of large, interdisciplinary research teams (Cat 1 and 2-3 grants) to the role. These experiences and my current role as a detailed ARC assessor have given me an excellent insight into the benchmarks for promotion (levels A-E) at UTS and externally. I feel strongly that we need to invest in the careers and career development of staff at UTS, and will advocate strongly for applicants who are often underrepresented or aren’t given opportunities for promotion.

Karen Lee (F)

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and specialise in communications regulation. An important focus of my research is on the role of self-regulation and co-regulation in the communications sector, including within the emerging regulatory landscape for digital platforms and social media. I teach administrative law and am developing an elective subject 'Regulating Technologies'. Prior to becoming an academic, I worked for Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons) (London) as a solicitor for seven years.

Since joining UTS in June 2019, I have been a member of the Faculty Boards of Law and FEIT and have served as a member of the Faculty of Law’s PEP and Core Research Requirements committees.

I would welcome the opportunity to serve as a member of the University’s Promotions Committee and am committed to ensuring the promotion process complies with the University’s policies and procedures.

Elizabeth Humphrys (F)

I have worked at UTS for the past six years. I have progressed from an Associate Lecturer through to a Senior Lecturer, and was converted from a teaching intensive to a balanced role in 2019. I am a political economist with a research focus on labour, in particular the impact of economic crisis and workplace health and safety on workers. Through my roles as UTS Student Ombud and Assistant Student Ombud over the last five years, as well as my previous career in government oversight, I have extensive experience in robust decision making and procedural fairness. I am a UTS Ally and a member of the FASS Equity and Diversity Working Group. I have a teaching interest in work integrated learning and co-coordinate a capstone professional placement program in the social and political sciences major. I work closely with our industry partners to provide placements to over 120 students annually.

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