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Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching

$200,550 with leadership allowance + 17% Superannuation
Closing date
30 Dec 2023

  • Play a pivotal role in providing senior leadership for the learning and teaching activities in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

  • Full time, 3-year fixed term position as Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching with underlying continuing position at Level E

  • Salary Academic Level E ($200,550) with leadership allowance + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Bundoora campus

About You
As the Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching), you will be responsible for providing strategic and scholarly leadership for the teaching and learning activities within the School, including responsibility for the student experience. You will lead a team responsible for curriculum review and development, planning, delivery and performance monitoring, as well as the enhancement of academic quality and standards, including accreditation.

A key focus of the role is to lead the development of digitally enhanced student-centred learning experiences and identify and implement initiatives to enhance the diversity of our student intake.

To thrive in this role, you will need to lead, innovate, influence, facilitate and mentor, as well as develop strategy and implement and manage change.

To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

  • Demonstrated experience in providing L&T leadership and expertise that contributes to improved student outcomes.

  • Strong leadership skills and experience in initiating, leading and managing academic teams and projects in a collegiate environment to deliver strategic objectives.

  • Substantial record of academic, research and professional achievement in a discipline area relevant to the School and the capacity to exercise academic leadership to enhance the standing of the School nationally and internationally.

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to learning and teaching quality, research development, and industry and community engagement.

Mandatory qualifications
PhD or demonstrated equivalence, combined with knowledge and achievements that meet the professorial criteria.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the School
The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic areas (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, we undertake teaching and research across eleven disciplines: Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations in the three streams of medical imaging nuclear medicine and radiation therapy, Nursing, Osteopathy, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy and Psychology. Our programs all included embedded Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of student learning, both through professional practice placements in partner health industries and through the University's student led Health Sciences Clinic located at Bundoora.

Details of the School can be found at:

To Apply
Please submit your full Curriculum Vitae including Research and Publication lists and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria, no longer than two pages for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos, Dean of School of Health and Biomedical Science via email or Jessica Bernardo (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor) via email

PD - Deputy Dean, Learning & Teaching

PD - Professor

Please note that due to the holiday period, there may be a delay in the recruitment process for this role. We appreciate your interest and assure you that we will review all applications thoroughly. However, please be advised that we will not be able to provide updates or progress further with the recruitment until mid-January. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to connecting with you soon.

Applications close on Monday 8th January 2024 at 11.59pm.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

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RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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