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Senior Learning Designers

  • LocationCallaghan, NSW 2308
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions2 Positions
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 11 days
    Published on 11 Jan 2023
  • Job no: HRC0001395
  • Category: Professional, HEW 8
  • Rare opportunity for two Senior Learning Designer roles 
  • Be part of a highly collaborative team
  • Partner with academic staff and make a difference.

Collaborate with academic staff and other Learning Designers to incorporate innovative practices, learning theories, and engagement techniques.

About our University

The University of Newcastle vision is to be a world-leading institution for our regions, creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

About the Unit

The Learning Design and Teaching Innovation unit supports academic staff to provide innovative and engaging learning experiences for students.

LDTI offer curriculum design support, pedagogical advice and training, high quality resource creation. The unit also administers, and manages the ongoing evolution of, the University’s virtual learning environment.

Be challenged and imagine with us

With a passion for supporting quality teaching and learning, you will have the opportunity to engage in university-wide projects.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with key academic staff and other members of the Learning Design and Teaching Innovation team.
  • Focus on curriculum design and constructive alignment, as well as the design of assessment strategies for a variety of delivery modes.
  • Support academics in teaching and learning in a wide range of ways to apply educational best practice.

There are two positions available, one continuing position and one year fixed term. Both positions are full time and will be located at the Callaghan Campus (Awabakal land). 

How will you inspire us?

  • Have a friendly and professional approach to your work
  • Keep abreast of current practices in curriculum design, assessment and other leading practices in the academic space, as well as changes to industry standards
  • High-level problem-solving skills along with the ability to utilise pedagogical judgement to make decisions while focusing on contributing to a culture of innovation and a positive learning experience for students.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do. 

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. 

What we offer

The remuneration for this position is from $102,667 FTE +17% superannuation and is commensurate with skills and experience. 

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit here.  

Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.

Your application must include:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity and if you have preference for continuing, fixed term or either
  • A statement addressing the Essential Criteria listed in the position description.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Related Documents section below).

For specific position enquiries, please contact Clare Lloyd, Senior Manager Education Development on (02) 4033 9233 or via email clare.lloyd@newcastle.edu.au 

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: Tuesday, 7 February 2022 at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you


  • Closes in 11 days - 07 Feb 2023
  • Published on 11 Jan 2023, 10:26 PM