Teaching and Learning Specialist

Hanoi City (VN)
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Teaching and Learning Specialist
Job no: 591595
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Education and Training

RMIT Vietnam

RMIT Vietnam, an entity of RMIT University, has campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi since 2001. We provide internationally recognised, high-quality, education and professional training for students, clients and the community, and assist in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region by hosting students from Australia and many other countries.

The role & key responsibilities

The Teaching and Learning Specialist is an important role in RMIT Vietnam because of our focus on quality and evidentiary approaches to teaching. The Specialist will be pivotal in delivering services to academic staff that will enable staff to be more effective in their teaching and to be better recognised for their teaching. The Specialist would work closely with the Learning and Teaching, Learning Online and Education Technology team on activities that seek to continually enhance the quality and improvement of teaching and learning at RMIT Vietnam.

The Specialist would be engaged in the provision of training to teachers. They would independently develop training and materials that address relatively straight forward processes that are fundamental to teaching and learning. For example, they would provide follow up training related to matters that are raised in Quality Assurance that would draw upon evidence-based approaches to effective teaching. The Specialist will consult with senior staff to design more specialised and advanced programs drawing upon research in the field to address matters of strategic priority. Underpinning the training capabilities of the Specialist will be their knowledge about teaching (as evidenced by their qualification and teaching experience) and their highly developed oral and written communication skills. Ideally the Specialist will have some experience in undertaking or supporting scholarly work related to teaching and learning. 

The Specialist will be critical in supporting the work RMIT Vietnam is doing in respect to teaching awards and higher education fellowships. For example, the Specialist would be involved in the observation of teachers with the purpose of providing written feedback about their teaching, The Specialist will provide feedback about the quality of teaching using RMIT indicators of quality teaching. It is expected that the Specialist has experience in teaching in post-secondary settings, highly developed skills of reflection and some experience in assisting others to improve their practice, ideally using a coaching and/or training framework.

The Specialist would be familiar with working with policy documents. They would support senior staff in drafting local guidelines that would be in line with RMIT policy. The Specialist would also help to craft communications to RMIT Vietnam staff on matters related to teaching and learning under the guidance of senior staff.

Key selection criteria

  • A relevant teaching qualification and some experience working experience in teaching in post-secondary setting.  
  • A strong affinity and a passion for quality teaching that translates into quality student learning.
  • A proven track record in availing themselves to professional development and in providing or supporting the professional development of others with the capacity to design and deliver inspiring demonstrations, coaching and training.
  • Experience in supporting scholarly work related to teaching and training.
  • Highly developed skills in oral and written communication.
  • A strong partnership and service ethic and a commitment to continuous improvement. 
  • Strong project management and coordination skills with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with academic and professional staff and university leaders. 

Benefits for successful Vietnamese applicants:

  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment
  • Attractive and competitive monthly gross salary
  • Monthly gross meal and clothing allowances
  • 13th month Tet bonus
  • Private premium medical insurance
  • 20 days annual leave, 10 days sick leave per annum
  • 5 days University closure during Christmas season
  • Education fee support for staff dependants after a qualifying period 

Benefits for successful non-Vietnamese applicants:  

  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment 
  • Attractive and competitive remuneration in USD
  • Establishment grant upon commencement of position with RMIT Vietnam 
  • Relocation from home to Vietnam 
  • Private premium medical insurance 
  • 20 days annual leave, 10 days sick leave per annum
  • 5 days University closure during Christmas season
  • Education fee support for staff dependants after a qualifying period 
  • Support with visa and work permit application 

To find out more 

For further information about this role, please click on the Job Description document below.

JD_ Teaching and Learning Specialist.pdf 

English proficiency requirements

If English is not your native language then you will be required to demonstrate a minimum English language proficiency standard, equivalent to IELTS 7.0.

How to apply

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Applications close on December 15, 2020.

Application close: 15 Dec 2020 11:55 PM SE Asia Standard Time