Director, Learning and Teaching Academy
- Convenient Melbourne CBD location
- Full-time, 5 year appointment
- Excellent leadership and career opportunity at an Academic D/E, depending on experience
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.
The Education Portfolio is headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice President who leads the planning and implementation of the University's strategies related to RMIT's academic programs and the RMIT student experience. The Portfolio is responsible for services to support the quality of RMIT programs, including the professional development of academic staff, continuous improvement of the student experience, learning and teaching outcomes and the management of learning and research information sources. This position reports to the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education.
The Role and Your Responsibilities
The Director Learning & Teaching Academy is responsible for the provision of thought leadership across core areas that directly and indirectly influence the quality of learning and teaching at RMIT with a focus on technology enhanced learning and teaching. Important to this role will be your ability to lead and develop staff to ensure they are appropriately skilled and motivated to deliver a high level of service through effective recruitment, training and development and performance management strategies. The principal role is to lead and support the development, enhancement and sharing of scholarly innovative learning and teaching practice, aligned to RMIT's strategic directions and driven by an evidence-based quality framework. You will also need to be skilled in influencing others outside your immediate team to maximise the quality of learning and teaching across a dual-sector University. The Learning & Teaching Academy is responsible for the identification and provision of flexible professional development programs that are aligned to the business needs and support the Learning and Teaching goals of the University. Professional Development is a core service in ensuring that an organisation has the right skills and capabilities to achieve its desired goals in a changing landscape.
Skills & Experience Required
You will drive RMIT's agenda in reimagining program and course development through evidence-based reflection and pedagogic thinking, design and delivery. As Director, you will provide leadership in innovative learning design practices in relation to the development of an education environment that aligns entirely with the University's Strategic Plan Goal 1. A Transformative Student Experience. Your outstanding communication and interpersonal skills will see you engage with University, and Portfolio policies, priorities and strategic initiatives to improve student learning outcomes in programs and courses at all levels. Important to this role will be your ability to lead and develop staff to ensure they are appropriately skilled and motivated to deliver a high level of service through effective recruitment, training and development and performance management strategies. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to draw upon new and emerging technologies and practice for the effective application of innovative use of tools and learning and assessment pedagogies. In addition, you will be an acknowledged expert in pedagogical thinking, flexible learning approaches and innovative digital technologies to shape new learning experiences to improve outcomes for students.
Qualification: Doctoral level in education or other relevant field.
Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.
To view a Position Description please visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job #558980. For further information please contact Professor Marcia Devlin, Associate DVC Education on 0488 550 560 quoting job reference #558980.
Applications close on Sunday 17 December 2017.
(Please note that due to the Christmas period, interviews will take place in January 2018).
Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description
RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.