Academic Coordinator, Future Courses

Perth, Australia
$128,880 to $148,089 (ALEV-C) Plus 17% Superannuation
08 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • Joondalup Campus
  • Part-time (0.6FTE), 3 Years Fixed-Term
  • $128,880 to $148,089 (ALEV-C) Plus 17% Superannuation


Building on its outstanding reputation for teaching and learning excellence the School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University is engaged in a three-year program of course renewal and development. The new courses are aimed at better preparing undergraduate and postgraduate students for a wide range of creative and caring professions; they will reinforce existing strengths while introducing new approaches and possibilities. 

We seek a highly motivated senior lecturer to coordinate and invigorate the development of our portfolio of future courses.

The Role

The Academic Coordinator – Future Courses (ACFC) will work principally to support and facilitate academic course leaders in the successful design, development, and implementation of new courses. In doing so the ACFC will work across all discipline and course areas within the school, interacting regularly with school executive members, course coordinators, discipline leads, and other academics involved in course design.

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning (ADTL), the Coordinator will be responsible for a range of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Coordinating the work of course leads to ensure timely delivery of effective new courses;
  • Developing academic capabilities for successful unit and course development;
  • Drafting and reviewing proposals for new and revised courses for approval;
  • Providing advice on all aspects of course design, development, and implementation;
  • Liaising with stakeholders to support the course approvals and development process; and
  • Supporting the successful transition of students from current to new course offerings.

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be skilled in academic course development, including learning design, academic quality and standards compliance, and the process of implementing agreed courses for successful delivery. Academic qualifications and experience in a discipline relevant to the School’s current teaching and research would be an advantage. More specifically, the successful candidate will be judged relative to the following selection criteria:

  1. A PhD compatible with the broad range of interests in the School of Arts and Humanities at ECU. (We welcome applications from candidates close to completion of their PhD).
  2. Proven ability to design units and courses of study informed by contemporary scholarship of learning and teaching.
  3. Demonstrable commitment to enabling academic staff at all levels of seniority to design and create courses and units of study in a timely and effective manner.
  4. Effective engagement with university staff across a range of disciplines and academic approaches in addressing the need for educational innovation and pedagogical reform.
  5. Clear understanding of general approaches to curriculum management and change in a university setting that is informed by experience in tertiary education and proven ability to work effectively with key stakeholders in curriculum development and approval processes.

Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry, personal excellence, and courage.

About the School

The School of Arts and Humanities is one of the largest in the university, with many diverse disciplines arranged into two main academic groupings: Creative Humanities; and Psychology and Social Sciences. The School operates across three campuses, with more than 100 academic and professional staff, and has a strong online education presence. The diversity of the School is a strength, enabling interdisciplinary innovation, a sustainable financial platform, and many opportunities for collaborations with industry and community. The School seeks to advance social justice in the world and to improve the quality of life for all. Our research and teaching focus on enabling more equal and positive social relations; fostering the realisation of individual human potential; and promoting diverse creative expression. Working together, students and staff increase the stores of human, social, and cultural capital as a foundation for progress towards a more just and inclusive society. We will do this work with clear recognition that humans must respect, and sustain ourselves within, the natural environment.

Benefits & Remuneration

This part-time, fixed-term position attracts a remuneration of $128.880 - $148,089 (ALEVC) pro- rata plus 17% University superannuation contribution. 

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances. Applications may be considered for an engagement at 0.4 FTE for all or part of the contract period.


Interested applicants are welcome to call Professor Martin Forsey- Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning on 6304 4608, or to email  for more information.

How to Apply

Please upload your resume along with a statement addressing the above five (5) selection criteria (max 2 pages).

Applications close:

Applications for this position close on 19th March 2023 at 11:30 pm.


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.