Deputy Director - Learning Transformation

Brisbane, Australia
01 Sep 2017
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09 Oct 2017
Griffith University
Contract Type
Full Time

Learning Futures plays a key role in achieving the University's learning and teaching vision, under the guidance of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic). The centre provides leadership across the University community in forwarding an integrated institutional learning and teaching agenda that transforms the Griffith student experience and reaffirms Griffith as a University of influence. The University is committed to enhancing our student's capacities for learning and academic success and facilitating staff member's understanding about 'how students learn'. Learning Futures is seeking to build its strategic capability and expand its leadership by appointing a Deputy Director (Learning Transformation).

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.

The role:
The Deputy Director (Learning Transformation) will work as a member of the centre's Executive team and will enhance Griffith's learning futures by developing and driving a coordinated strategy across the University for advancing the responsiveness and personalisation of student learning. The role will lead the development, deployment and evaluation of innovative, evidence-informed and sustainable digital solutions (e.g., staff and student facing analytics, adaptive feedback to students, predictive and real-time student success systems) for facilitating student's learning and persistence.

The person:
You will have a proven record in the design and delivery of high quality learning experiences within technology-enhanced learning environments and will demonstrate a high level of knowledge of current scholarship and good practice in technology-enhanced learning, student success, learning analytics and adaptive learning. You will have a distinguished record of scholarship in learning and teaching and be committed to actively contributing to thought leadership both nationally and internationally.

You will possess high level leadership and organisational skills and have the ability to build strategic relationships and partnerships to achieve outcomes. You will be able to influentially communicate learning and teaching matters to a wide range of disciplines and roles. You will be committed to evidence-informed practice and scholarly evaluation of innovations. You will be seeking to lead in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding professional environment and working collaboratively as part of a whole-of-university transformation agenda.

Salary range:
A salary package that includes a base salary commensurate at Associate Professor, Level D ($133,778 - $147,383) or Professor, Level E ($172,326), and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

Application Requirements:
Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the information package
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your preferred location of work, i.e. either the Gold Coast campus or Nathan campus.
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.
    • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission)

Applications close at 4.30pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Alf Lizzio, Director (Learning Futures) on +61 (0) 7 3735 5985.

For application queries, please contact Ms Jacquii Nicholls, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7869.

Closing date: Monday, 9 October 2017 at 4.30pm AEST.

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