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Director of Teaching and Learning

Melbourne, Australia
$169,094 - $217,805 (Level D or Level E) + 17% super
Closing date
21 Jan 2024

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Job no: 0060179
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed term for 5 years (with possibility of renewal)
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
Salary: $169,094 - $217,805 (Level D or Level E) + 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.


This is a newly created role reporting to the Head of School and sitting within the executive offices in the successful School of Biomedical Sciences. The Director of Learning and Teaching is a pivotal role responsible for driving pedagogical excellence, quality enhancement, and innovation.

This position oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive Learning and Teaching Strategy aligned with global standards. The role has direct oversight of the School Director of Master of Biomedical Sciences, Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee, and Chair of Undergraduate Research Training.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a comprehensive Learning and Teaching Strategy for the School, encompassing undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Provide pedagogic leadership in all aspects related to quality enhancement in learning and teaching
  • Develop a vision for the recruitment of national and international students into undergraduate and postgraduate programs
  • Establish partnerships with external organisations such as the Parkville Biomedical Research Precinct and other sector-related entities to foster innovation and best practices

About you

You will have;

  • A doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Extensive experience in academic leadership roles, including curriculum development and pedagogical innovation
  • Strong understanding of national and international trends in higher education and learning and teaching practices
  • Proven ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders and foster a culture of excellence
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Further relevant experience, responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the attached Position Description.

About Us

The School of Biomedical Sciences

As part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences since 2015, the School comprises three Departments, Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, and Microbiology and Immunology. It has 85 research groups across the three departments, awarding-winning teachers and more than 2500 equivalent full-time student enrolments each year.

Our mission is to create an innovative and inclusive academic environment building on a strong legacy of world-class excellence and lay the foundation for new generations of biomedical researchers to create new knowledge and lead the revolution in biomedicine, and realise their dream of advancing human health locally and globally.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) is Australia’s pre-eminent medical, health sciences and biomedical faculty and is recognised for its research, teaching, training and policy leadership across all of these fields. The Faculty is Australia’s overall leader in clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences and is ranked 11th globally in 2021 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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. We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family-friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes, including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your submitted application should include a cover letter and your CV, along with your responses against the selection criteria, found in the Position Description for the role.

Applications close: SUNDAY 21st JANUARY 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0060179-Director of Learning and Teaching-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.

For more information please visit:

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

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