Teaching Specialist, Experiential Learning

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Salary: Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 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, 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 - Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print, and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

Arts Teaching Innovation (ATI) in the Faculty of Arts is an established specialist team of teaching and learning practitioners who bring pedagogical expertise and support to undergraduate and graduate teaching within the Faculty and across its five schools. Its core focus areas are Curriculum Design and Development, the implementation of transformative learning strategies, and the delivery of Experiential Learning and Object Based Learning

Working under the direction of the Director of Arts Teaching Innovation and in collaboration with Curriculum Designers and Experiential Learning Professional staff, as the Teaching Specialist, you will play a significant role in driving curriculum development, design, delivery, and evaluation in the field of Experiential Learning. You will directly contribute to teaching within Experiential Learning in the humanities and social sciences including subject coordination.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching the Faculty based suite of undergraduate Experiential Learning subjects.
  • Supervising and supporting students through their placements and research projects.
  • Actively engaging in scholarly activity to support, enable and disseminate teaching practice.
  • Liaising with host organisations and partners in the development of research projects and case studies.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have the capacity to contribute to the production of publications relating to teaching pedagogies in the humanities and social sciences. You will have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team as well as liaise and work effectively with a range of people across all levels of the organisation. You will also have experience in teaching diverse groups of students including a sophisticated understanding of the learning needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in a humanities or social sciences discipline.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver outcomes in Experiential Learning.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and make recommendations in relation to learning design in curriculum development, delivery, and assessment, with a particular emphasis on active learning pedagogies.
  • A sound understanding of HASS Experiential Learning pedagogy including simulations, case teaching, placement and project-based learning methodologies.
  • Proven record of mentoring and supporting students.

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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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: 4 April 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: 0059059_Teaching Specialist (Experiential Learning)_PD.pdf