Director, Teaching Capability

Melbourne, Australia
30 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

SALARY RANGE: $136,960 to $150,646 pa (plus 17% super)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time and continuing
LOCATION: Melbourne Burwood Campus


The Director, Teaching Capability will lead University initiatives to develop, deliver and refine a comprehensive suite of programs to grow and sustain professional development of Deakin teaching teams.

This will include:

  • Senior leadership of major University learning and teaching development initiatives to build teaching capability throughout the University and improve teaching practice.
  • Development and delivery of informal and formal professional development programs for university teaching and learning in collaboration with Faculties and other University teams.
  • Assisting in the development of an effective policy and operational environment to foster continuous improvement of teaching practice.
  • Providing strategic, operational and practical advice to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education on professional development, reward and recognition of University teaching teams and teaching staff.


  • PhD in a relevant field demonstrated by clear and credible evidence such as scholarly publication or strategic leadership.
  • Evidence of capacity to make an outstanding contribution to Deakin Learning Futures, including evidence of strategic leadership and thought leadership in teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Evidence (preferably recent) of excellence in contribution to innovative teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, in online and campus-based environments.
  • Evidence of publication in appropriate journals and publications in areas associated with building staff capability, higher education or the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

For a full list of the selection criteria please see the position description

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Professor Liz Johnson, Tel: +61 0455 093 050

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 18 February 2018

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Deakin University is an employer of choice for women and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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