Educational Designer

Townsville, Australia
$89,859 - $106,029
05 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview

The Educational Designer provides support and high level expertise to nursing academic staff in the design and development of nursing subjects, courses and related assessment under the broad direction of the Deputy Head, Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition. 

The incumbent will collaborate with a wide range of University,DTHM, College of Healthcare Sciences and Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition (NMN) staffto support the design of nursing curriculum and assessment that reflect contemporary student-centered teaching practices.  The incumbent will alsoadvise on the integration ofvarious learning technologies to support blended learningand incorporate integrated learning into nursing programs.

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

The Office of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine provides collaborative leadership with the Colleges and ensures that the Colleges are able to deliver the core business of learning and teaching, research and engagement and contribute effectively to the strategic agenda. The Division office drives the strategic objectives of the Division and also services a proportion of College administrative operations. The Colleges of the Division include:

  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

College of Healthcare Sciences

As part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, the College of Healthcare Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Sport and Exercise Science. Working in a collaborative leadership model with the Office of the Division, the other Colleges and the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, the College of Healthcare Sciences contributes to advancing the strategic agenda and to strengthening partnerships and engagement.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Provide leadership, advice, guidance and inspiration on the use of technology in enhancing teaching and learning, specifically the Universities’ goals around blended learning.
  2. Contribute to specific technology-enhanced learning and teaching projects and curriculum initiatives to advance a distinctive NMN curriculum model.
  3. Design and deliver professional learning opportunities and educational resources to support the development of key NMN curriculum priorities, includingblended learning,work integrated learning and the teaching-research nexus.
  4. In collaboration with the Academic Lead Learning and Teaching, contribute to the implementation of strategic change initiatives related to contemporary learning design at NMN, James Cook University.
  5. Contribute to scholarly/research applications and outputs in learning, teaching and assessment practice.
  6. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  8. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.


There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.  Your specific level descriptor can be found at:Academic Position Classification - Academic Level B (2)

Generic Accountabilities 

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff. 

  1. The Educational Designer is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Educational Designer is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Educational Designer is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Completion of a PhDor postgraduate qualification in education or a related fieldwith extensive experience in higher education learning and teaching;or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  2. Demonstrated achievement and experience in the innovative integration of learningtechnologies in higher education learning and teaching environments or equivalent experience in other contexts.
  3. Demonstrated success in the development of learning designs/curriculum in the health professions, particularly in a higher education context.
  4. Demonstrated experience in project management and working with teams, particularlyrelating to planning, managing and implementing curriculum reform.
  5. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication, interpersonalskills and success in collaborating and communicating effectively with diverse groups. in designing and facilitating professional development workshops.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive curriculum, with particular understanding of the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.


  1. Demonstrated success in translating contemporary research to teaching and/or an established record in publications relating to Learning and Teaching.
  2. Registration with AHPRA as a relevant health professional.