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Learning Designer, Faculty of Arts

North Ryde, Australia
$99,739 - $108,139, p.a, (HEW 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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  • Salary Package: $99,739 - $108,139, p.a, (HEW 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Continuing, Full-Time (1.0 FTE - 35 hours per week)
  • Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus (North Ryde)


Further to Macquarie University's strategic focus on Employability, the Faculty of Arts has a strategic commitment to graduating students in the areas of humanities, arts and social sciences who are work ready and multi-skilled. The Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University has won the prestigious Australian Financial Review Award for the Employability category and students studying a Bachelor and Master of Planning undertake courses accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. Furthermore, as one of the largest teacher education institutions in NSW, the Macquarie School of Education, is a renowned institution of choice for students working towards NESA Accreditation, receiving over 900 enrolments a year.

The Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University is seeking to appoint a highly organised and experienced Learning Designer to provide operational teaching and learning support, training and development to academic and professional staff across a wide variety of discipline areas to ensure continuing student success.

Reporting to the Learning Design and Production Lead, and working with other learning design, production and learning management systems colleagues, to provide specialist advice and support to academic and professional staff to review, develop, and implement a range of educational products. This role will develop tailored educational design, and technology-enhanced learning solutions to enable blended, face to face, and online teaching and learning, and ensure continuous curriculum innovation and best practice across the Faculty's curriculum product suite, as well as fostering positive relationships with internal stakeholders and communities of practice across the University.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven Learning Designer to enhance and extend the learning and teaching excellence in the Faculty of Arts.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide specialist advice and support to academic staff to enable the review, development, and implementation of changes to educational products in the Faculty, including short courses and micro credentials
  • Develop tailored educational design solutions, based on an understanding of educational and technology issues and methodologies, and working in collaboration with the Faculty and relevant central teams (including the Office of the PVC L&T)
  • Under the direction of their Manager, the Head of Educational Services and Deputy Dean of Education and Employability, undertake benchmarking activities related to curriculum innovation, employability in the curriculum and technology-enhanced learning to ensure best practice across the Faculty's curriculum product suite
  • Contribute to the development of quality assured curriculum designs and resources for learning for academic staff across the Faculty to enable blended, face to face, and online teaching and learning
  • Contribute to the design and development of bespoke digital artefacts, such as videos, animation and graphic elements for curriculum renewal and innovation
  • Perform training needs analysis and organise, facilitate and evaluate professional development events for academic and professional staff in the areas of curriculum design, learning innovation, work-integrated learning, and technology-enhanced learning
  • Provide operational support, advice and coaching to academic staff across the Faculty in the use of technologies, including iLearn
  • Actively participate in a University community of practice in learning and teaching and work collaboratively with relevant central teams (including the Office of the PVC(L&T)), contributing to cross-faculty and University-level initiatives as required
  • Build and manage relationships with relevant stakeholders across the Faculty and University
  • Contribute to the effective operations of the Macquarie Learning Technologies Platform (iLearn) as required
  • Comply with relevant professional standards and codes of ethics and EEO and WHS regulations


You will have an exceptional knowledge of adult learning principles including online and blended learning pedagogies and proven expertise in the design, preparation and implementation of education programs using web-based platforms and/or content management systems. Your knowledge of project management principles and methodologies, learning management systems and demonstrated experience working with a wide range of web-based applications relevant to an educational environment will ensure your success in this role.


One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future. Our research is gaining global recognition and with six research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation in 1964, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification (including Post-Graduate) in learning technologies and/or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current adult learning principles (including online/blended learning pedagogies);
  • Demonstrated experience with the design, preparation and implementation of education programs using web-based platforms and/or content management principles;
  • Time management and organisational skills, and experience coordinating and delivering on competing deadlines;
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Evidence of contribution to a service culture which drives and encourages collaboration, continuous improvement and agility;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of institutional LMS, with evidence of experience working with a wide range of web-based applications (relevant to educational environment).

Position Enquiries: Michael Rampe, Learning Design and Production Lead

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday, 14 February 2023 (11:59 pm) AEDT

Diversity and Inclusion

Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success. We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Flexible Work

At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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