Learning and Teaching Specialist / Senior Lecturer, Williams Center for Learning Advancement job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parkville
Role type: full-time; Fixed term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Williams Center for Learning Advancement (WCLA)
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 pa plus 17% super OR Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 pa plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global commitment.

About the Williams Center for Learning Advancement


The WCLA was established to nurture teaching and learning in the Faculty. It focuses on developing the learning associated with a shift towards new teaching pedagogy for our staff. The center steers the Faculty through major pedagogical changes, including the incorporation of information technology in teaching and learning. The WCLA is the first point of call for teaching development needs for FBE staff and provides customized solutions when needed. It was the first embedded teaching and learning support center in a Business Faculty in Australia and has become the model for similar units in other universities in Australia and worldwide.

The WCLA has a strong research culture. Academic staff at the Center have published in key education journals. WCLA works to assist staff with all aspects of teaching including curriculum design, development and review, pedagogy, teaching skills, assessment practices and evaluation, assurance of learning and the preparation of teaching portfolios for promotion purposes. The Center also works closely with units and centers across the university to ensure it is up to date with developments in the university and delivery of innovative programs in higher education.

About the Role

The Learning and Teaching Specialist/Senior Lecturer will work closely with the teaching staff of the faculty, including academics, sessional and tutoring staff. The incumbent will be expected to develop and deliver a suite of academic development activities focusing on contemporary issues in higher education, particularly online learning. The incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain a profile in the scholarship of learning and teaching in areas which are aligned to the learning and teaching strategic directions of the FBE. Appointees will also contribute to the collegial and intellectual life of the WCLA. Appointees at the senior level will have an excellent track record in leadership, research, teaching, industry engagement, and mentoring of junior colleagues. The role comes at a time when the faculty is highly engaged in innovations and flexibility for student learning experiences.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Actively engage in the development of initiatives which promote the adoption of learning technologies embedded in the curriculum as guided by the university’s FlexAP strategy.
  • Monitor, identify and promote engaging and effective learning approaches, taking advantage of educational technologies to support learning.
  • Contribute to the design, administration, evaluation and reporting of WCLA activities & teaching support programs.

About You

You will hold a doctoral degree, either in higher education or a business-related discipline. To be suitable for the Learning and Teaching Specialist role (Level B) you will have a strong record of effective lecturing and tutoring in higher education, as well as experience in designing and delivering effective professional development workshops, seminars, and other teaching and learning support for teaching staff in higher education. to be suitable for the Senior Lecturer role (Level C) you will have demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in academic staff development, along with experience in the delivery and evaluation of teaching and learning improvement programs.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

join us

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued by the Victoria Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Position description: 0056149_Learning and Teaching Specialist-Snr Lecturer_PD.pdf

Applications close: 13 July 2022 11:55 PM OFF Eastern Standard Time


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