University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Learning Designer – Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences



  • Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

  • Partner with highly esteemed colleagues educating future generations

  • Belong to a culture committed to excellence and innovation

  • Access a range of on-site services, facilities, museums, and events

  • Jointly based at our St Lucia campus and Herston campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5 a day)

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking an innovative and experienced Learning Designer to provide support and guidance to academic staff with designing curriculum, assessments, resources, and active and flexible pedagogies to enhance teaching quality in courses and coursework programs across a number of schools within our Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (referred to locally as HaBS). This world-class faculty is at the forefront of innovation in health education and research and is home to many of our internationally renowned schools including the Schools of Psychology, Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support staff across the Faculty with the uptake, design, development and evaluation of learning technologies, resources and pedagogies.

  • Collaborate within the HaBS Learning Design Team working towards the design, development and implementation of curriculum projects.

  • Identify and promote innovative approaches to enhancing the student experience in online and face to face environments.

  • Advise university teaching and management staff on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of online resources that support student learning.

  • Engage with senior stakeholders and other subject matter experts to advance pedogeological outcomes across the University community of practice.

  • Identify and build partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to advance the learning outcomes of the University, particularly supporting the relationship between HaBS and the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) as a member of ITaLI.

  • Design and deliver presentations, training activities and workshops.

  • This is a full-time, continuing (permanent) position commencing ASAP.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254 - $101,680, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $109,107 - $118,966 annually.

    About You

    You will hold a degree level qualification and at least four (4) years experience in developing online and on-campus resources, informed by an advanced understanding of how higher education students learn; and the agility to work across disciplinary boundaries to realise contemporary curriculum, pedagogy and assessment design.

    In addition, you will possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply pedagogical theory, contemporary practice and practical experience to analyse complex teaching and learning situations and apply high-level problem-solving skills to develop appropriate and innovative face to face and online learning solutions.

  • Demonstrated understanding of enablers and limitations of educational technology and best practices to support student achievement and engagement, teacher effectiveness and teaching innovation.

  • Proven ability and experience in using a range of technologies including learning platforms and associated software for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of online learning resources and environments to support student learning.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative linkages with diverse stakeholders, and a demonstrated commitment to responding to client needs.

  • Demonstrated ability to work iteratively, adapting quickly to change and operating effectively both on an autonomous basis and as a member of a collaborative, client-focused team.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mr Sam Harris, Teaching and Learning Manager (HaBS), at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday 1 October 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number: R-30246).

    Job details


    Learning Designer – Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


    University of Queensland




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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