University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Learning Designer



  • Medical School

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers.

  • Partner with people educating future generations & solving the world's problems.

  • Strong commitment and action toward a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Based at the 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 working 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

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    Are you passionate about shaping the future of medical education? Do you thrive on innovation and collaboration? We're looking for a dynamic Learning Designer to join our esteemed Medical School team.

    As a Learning Designer, you'll play a pivotal role in revolutionising our curriculum, assessments, and teaching methodologies. Working closely with academic staff, you'll spearhead the development of active and flexible pedagogies that elevate the learning experience for our students.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Advise and support academic staff in designing, implementing, and evaluating pedagogical, curriculum, and assessment approaches for both online and face-to-face learning environments.

  • Contribute to streamlining teaching activities by identifying and designing tools, processes, and templates that emphasise effective curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.

  • Collaborate with academic staff to design assessment artifacts and data management processes that ensure assessment quality, data integrity, and support reliable student progression decisions, while also managing educational projects and building relationships with stakeholders to enhance the learning outcomes of the Doctor of Medicine program.

  • This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 12 months.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $96,649 - $105,244, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $113,080 - $123,136 annually As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant academic discipline with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience; ideally in Education or Instructional Design field; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • An understanding of how students learn and evidence of innovative approaches to designing and developing courses, activities, or assessments for online, blended learning or classroom environments that promote and foster student learning.

  • An understanding of authentic assessment and experience in designing assessment for, of and as learning.

  • Ability to provide both leadership and practical support on pedagogic and technical issues to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Experience using a range of technologies applicable to online learning, such as learning management systems, video editing and or recording, and their application to educational goals.

  • Demonstrated commitment to on-going professional development.

  • 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 Kate Sweeney (Manager, MD Curriculum Design): [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 the 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 27th May at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-38703). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for week commencing 3rd June.

    Job details


    Learning Designer


    University of Queensland




    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 27, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Medicine,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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