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Learning Designer

Edith Cowan University | Posted 19-07-2021

Joondalup WA (Engineering)

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution located in Western Australia (WA) with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and state-of-the-art facilities. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities in which we serve. ECU is guided by strong values that influence the way we work, and our vision is to further enhance our reputation, be recognised for our world ready graduates and leading-edge research. Our purpose is to transform lives and enrich society through education and our world-class research, including our commitments on equality, opportunities for disadvantaged people and reducing our impact on the environment.

The diverse and talented staff in the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) play a central role in achieving ECU's vision, and in designing and implementing future oriented teaching and learning strategies. With its base at the Joondalup Campus, the CLT delivers a comprehensive suite of services and programmes on campus and online that promote high quality learning and teaching outcomes for students and academic staff. The CLT’s Teaching Quality team supports the development of excellence in teaching at ECU by working collaboratively with individuals, course teaching teams and whole Schools.
The School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was established in 1992. It is currently one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the nation with a strong track record of success in developing and delivering quality undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs that have strong alignment with industry and promote community and environmental sustainability. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of Engineering discipline areas as well as a professional courses in Aviation. ECU has been ranked in the Top 151-175 in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for engineering and technology. Furthermore, Engineering at ECU has been rated as above world standard in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation by the Australia Research Council. The School provides a supportive and collegial work environment and enjoys outstanding teaching and research facilities that are among the best in Australia.
The CLT and School of Engineering are seeking a Learning Designer to join the team to support the design of engaging, evidence-informed online learning in the field of Aviation.
The Role
We are seeking a Learning Designer who is enthusiastic about online learning design and committed to supporting academic staff in Engineering to enhance the student learning experience and ensure student success. The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in applying effective learning design principles and strategies for consistent quality using digital technologies. This role will work collaboratively with a team of Senior Learning Designers and Learning Technology Support Officers to ensure quality online learning experiences are designed and implemented in the Aviation discipline, in the School of Engineering.
In addition, successful candidates will need to demonstrate considerable initiative, discretion and independence while interacting with professional and academic staff. The ability to learn quickly, be flexible, and develop positive working relationships are also key to success in this position.
Suitable candidates will meet the following selection criteria:
Undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Education or related area and/or related relevant experience
Willingness and commitment to learn and support staff to use new approaches and various technologies to enhance the student experience, experience developing high quality tools, templates, and resources to support good pedagogical practice and translate these into actionable academic outcomes
Ability to apply learning design principles and learning theories to support learner-centred active and engaged learning in unit design with a strong focus on transformative and flexible learning experiences, digital assessment tools and improved learning outcomes
Ability to analyse staff requirements, map those requirements to existing tools and services, and to deliver well-designed and effective solutions to those academic staff
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting
  • Qualification in Aviation or related field
You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.
ECU is a smoke-free environment.
Benefits & Remuneration
This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $90,220 to $101,090 (HEW 7) per annum plus 17% University superannuation contribution.
ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.
Interested applicants are welcome to call Tania Behr (Senior Centre Officer) on 6304 2550 for more information.
How to Apply
Please upload your resume along with a statement addressing the above selection criteria (max 2 pages). An ePortfolio of recent work or accomplishments is welcomed.
Note that shortlisted applicants will be required to design and facilitate a short activity as part of the interview process.
Applications close: Thursday 29 July 2021 at 11.30pm WST
ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.