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Academic Program Director, Experiential Learning

Melbourne, Australia
$135,032 – $179,123 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Job Details

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super; or
  • Level D – $162,590 – $179,123 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Business and Economics

The Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne has been preparing students for exciting and challenging careers in industry since 1924. We have developed an outstanding reputation, locally and internationally, for the quality of our teaching and research. The Faculty has an active board of business leaders, government representatives and community leaders who contribute to the implementation of our vision.

About the Role

The Academic Program Director (Experiential Learning) will support the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in planning, developing and implementing the Faculty’s Experiential Learning strategy. This includes: leading the design, delivery and management of for-credit subjects and academic programs; supporting departments and individual teaching academics to develop and integrate authentic practice activities and experiential learning elements within subjects; working collaboratively with the Faculty’s Student Experience and Experiential Learning Team to deliver a complementary co-curricular program of existing and new initiatives in student employability to maximize student engagement in learning, career readiness and related educational outcomes; and contribute to establishing the Faculty’s reputation as a leader in experiential learning research and practice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the design, development and delivery of online and face-to-face experiential and work-integrated learning activities
  • Publishing in high quality scholarly outlets
  • Actively contributing to the strategic planning and operational imperatives for expanding experiential learning opportunities for our students

About You

You are experienced in the management of subjects involving industry placements, practicums, live case studies, applied simulations and other experiential learning activities and the design of authentic assessment activities aligned with learning outcomes. You have a strong focus on enhancing student engagement with experiential learning, with knowledge on how best to support student learning and engagement for a diverse cohort of students across both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Your strong interpersonal skills enable you to lead and manage a multidisciplinary team with diverse and complex responsibilities, and collaborate with colleagues to deliver the strategic and operational teaching and learning objectives of the faculty. You have experience in the initiation and oversight of project implementation, and are able to attract research grants and sponsorship for the program.

You will also have:

  • A doctoral-level qualification in a Business and Economics discipline.
  • Evidence of a track record of scholarly research and publication in business and economics education, preferably in experiential, authentic and/or work-integrated learning at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
  • A demonstrated track record of leading the establishment and development of new innovative education programs in the higher education environment, including curriculum development, authentic learning, quality assurance and learning design for different modes of delivery.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: 02 Apr 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: 0056977_Academic Program Director (Experiential Learning)_PD.pdf


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

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*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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