Learning Designer

University of Queensland
February 08, 2023
Offerd Salary:$93,254 to $101,680
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI)

  • HEW Level 7

  • Multiple fixed-term position from one to two years

  • Closing date 8 February 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-21562)

  • About This Opportunity

    Under the broad direction of the Senior Learning Designer, DLU, the position holder will design curriculum, assessment, active and flexible pedagogies, and work-integrated learning to enhance teaching quality in courses and coursework programs, and support and enable academic staff across the University to do the same.

    Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership on the application of appropriate pedagogic and curriculum design to the development of innovative and successful courses in the service of enhancing the student learning experience.

  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate pedagogical, curriculum and assessment approaches, both online and face-to-face and advise and assist academic staff to do the same.

  • Develop and prepare learning and teaching resources and advise and assist academic staff to do the same.

  • Collaborate with faculties, the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, Library, industry partners and UQ staff, to implement and improve institutional approaches and support to enhance student learning and the student experience.

  • Identify and promote innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

  • Contribute to the identification and design of tools, processes, and templates to streamline teaching services with emphasis on good curriculum, pedagogical and assessment design.

  • Maintain knowledge of current practices and future opportunities in online and on-campus teaching and learning across the university and higher education sector and communicate this knowledge to the wider University community.

  • In partnership with the Senior Learning Designer, DLU, and other project team members, manage delivery timelines and advise of any potential risks to on time completion of work.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    Organisational Environment

    The Learning Designer participates in the Learning Design Community of Practice coordinated by the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI). Under the Leadership of the Director, ITaLI, the Institute provides leadership, engagement, and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics, and aims to transform teaching and learning across the University through the delivery of faculty and executive prioritised, teaching and learning projects and services. ITaLI addresses critical areas of unmet need in teaching and learning by bridging the gap between the exponentially expanding discipline of higher education teaching and the increasing complexity of teaching to assist University teaching staff and improve the learning experience of students.

    UQ's Digital Learning Uplift (DLU) is a university-wide initiative that enhances the student experience through engagement in course (re)design and development. The program also provides professional development to academics via the technological and pedagogical skills that are learnt while engaging with the DLU team.

    About You

    Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree with at least four (4) years subsequent relevant experience (preferably in an education/learning design field or similar); or extensive experience and management expertise in technical or administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Expertise and experience in developing online and on-campus resources informed by an understanding of how higher education students learn and a commitment to ongoing professional development and scholarly approach to the duties.

  • The ability to provide leadership and practical support on both traditional and technology-enabled approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks through time and project management and to work independently while maintaining attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver professional learning in the development of learning assets using appropriate technologies for learning and teaching purposes.

  • Demonstrated commitment to responding to client needs as supported by good teamwork and communication skills.

  • What We Can Offer

    These are full-time, fixed-term positions from 1 – 2 years at HEW Level 7.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254 to $101,680 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $109,107 to $118,966 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Linda MacDonald, Senior Learning Designer on [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter (max. 1 page)

  • Written response to the ‘About You' section (max. 2 pages)

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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