Director, Work Integrated Learning Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Sydney, Australia
01 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is recruiting for a Director, Work Integrated Learning to play a key role in supporting the Faculty’s work of preparing students to make effective transitions from university study to the labour market. The position will report directly to the Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning).

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offer a series of internships across its different degrees including an internship-like subject called ‘The Future of Work.’ FASS seek to develop its Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, which aim to embed within its curricula experiences and skills allowing students to transfer what they have learnt into practice. To support expansion, diversification and innovation within this area, FASS has identified a need for greater strategic coordination across its work-integrated activities.

The Director, Work Integrated Learning has a key role in providing academic leadership in support of high quality work-integrated learning opportunities. They will focus on working on WIL initiatives and the development of student employability, including establishing models of industry engagement. They will remain engaged in and contribute to research into WIL, including the future of work, the restructuring of labour, changing work and employment relations.

The main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and teach into key units of study that offer internships and internship-like experiences.
  • Promote WIL opportunities to current students including planning and coordination of information sessions and promotional materials.
  • Coordinate various communications, forums and events at different stages of the student study cycle.
  • Develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with internal and external partners to increase support and opportunities for FASS students in WIL activities, building industry relationships and industry sponsors for student placements.

The main skills/experience required:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • A record of accomplishment of high quality research and publication on contemporary transformations to work and employment.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and recommend WIL into curriculum development, subject design, teaching delivery and assessment.
  • Experience in learning and teaching, curriculum design and assessment of student learning outcomes at a tertiary level relevant to internships and work-integrated learning, drawing from disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Base Salary Range: $125,150 to $143,725 pa (Level C)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 36 months.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria​

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC123762.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Monday 4th March 2019 at 11.59pm AEST

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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