Professional Learning Consultant

Perth, Australia
Mar 25, 2019
End of advertisement period
Apr 22, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Continuing, full time
$121,829 - $140,416 (ALC) plus 17% Superannuation

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Curtin Learning & Teaching

Curtin Learning and Teaching fosters excellence in learning and teaching practice. We support excellence in many facets of educational practice, including course designassessmentwork integrated learning and learning engagement, through Peer Review of Educational Practice, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Innovation Grants and Teaching Excellence Awards. Teaching Excellence Criteria have been developed to support the new teaching academic roles, this provides a guide for recruitment, development, recognition and reward processes, aligns with the university’s strategic goals and provides a mechanism for evaluating teaching excellence.

Your new role

As the Professional Learning Consultant you will be responsible for supporting the University's learning and teaching priorities through projects related to recognising and rewarding effective teaching practice, educational research and Scholarship of Learning and Teaching for academics in their achievement of excellence. You will work closely with the Faculties to coordinate and implement projects to advance the University’s profile as a leader in evidence-based practice in learning and teaching and improve the student learning experience.

You will bring to the role

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in higher education or a related field and/or appropriate experience in learning and teaching in higher education and Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Proven experience in academic professional development and the support and management of schemes in support of the scholarship of teaching
  • Experience working in initiatives related to the work of the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching or international equivalent
  • A record of quality research and scholarship in learning and teaching in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in a high performing team to achieve project outcomes successfully and on time
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within teams including in challenging environments
  • Desirable:  Strong publication track record related to innovative learning and teaching strategies

What we offer you

  • Permanent, ongoing employment
  • Competitive salary & benefits 
  • The opportunity to work in a highly productive and engaged team

For details of Curtin’s employee benefits please visit

What we need from you

A cover letter, a CV and you are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria which can be found in the Position Description. 

Applications close:  Midnight (AWST) on Monday, 22nd April 2019

How to Apply: To be considered for the role, please apply via

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Craig Zimitat - Director, Course and Teaching Quality

Phone:  08 9266 5843


Please only apply via the attached link.  Please do not send your resume direct to the above contact.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.