Academic Program Director

La Trobe University
July 24, 2024
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Academic Program Director

Job No.: 567303

Work type: Continuing

  • Full-time/Continuing Teaching & Research Academic appointment and Leadership Role
  • Located at La Trobe University's Sydney CBD Campus
  • Shape sector-leading practices and provide expert advice and strategic insights
  • Exhibit your expertise in the higher education sector, leading teams and new initiatives in this newly created role.
  • About the School of Education

    From Semester 2 2024, the School of Education will launch its domestic (CSP) focused Master of Teaching program at LTUSC, with a future launch planned for the Master of Education also.

    Reporting to the Dean, the Academic Program Director (APD) is a leadership role that will form part of the School's executive group. The APD is a strategic leadership position pivotal not only in ensuring the operational effectiveness of the LTUSC course portfolio but also in forging and nurturing strategic partnerships that enhance the School of Education's objectives.

    About the position

    As a recognised leader in the higher education sector, the APD will serve as an integral link between the School and its strategic partners, facilitating engagement and collaborative initiatives. In this capacity, the APD ensures that partnerships are leveraged to support high-quality teaching, enrich student experiences, and align with the School's long-term strategic vision. The APD also provides an important link between the standard administrative duties of LTUSC with the La Trobe University policies and the Higher Education Standards Framework by continuously monitoring the quality and support of the delivery. Across the course lifecycle, the APD brings attention to issues in course and subject delivery, addresses student cohort issues, and undertakes good governance process through reporting in the Joint Management Committee (JMC).

    Within the LTUSC teaching team, the APD fosters the supportive environment for high quality teaching and provides opportunities for members of teaching teams to contribute to the course organisation and management. In collaboration with the Head of Campus, Associate Dean (Partnerships), Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Dean, the APD will drive continuous improvements in course design, delivery and support).

    As the Academic Program Director, some of your duties at this level will include:

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with key internal, external and partner stakeholders.
  • Liaise with LTUSC Head of Campus and Navitas staff to facilitate a collaborative partnership and delivery of services.
  • Monitor responsibilities of the LTUSC and La Trobe in accordance with the agreement Responsibilities Matrix.
  • Include course specific details in the Third Party Teaching Guide to align with the program agreement and ensure compliant program implementation.
  • Skills and knowledge required for the position

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline area.
  • A comprehensive knowledge and ability to evaluate discipline-specific teaching methods and pedagogies.
  • Demonstrated competence in leading teaching and curriculum development in tertiary education programs.
  • Demonstrated competence in leading academic teams in a School/Faculty of Education.
  • High level communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people and committees.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: Wednesday 24th July, 2024 at 11:55pm

    Position Enquiries: Professor Joanna Barbousas (Ph.D) Dean, School of Education, Email: [email protected], Phone (03) 9479 2190

    Recruitment Enquiries: Vicki Stavrou, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Email [email protected], Phone 03 9479 5191

    Position Descriptions below:

    PD-Academic Program Director.pdf

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up-to-date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.
  • Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future
  • All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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