Learning Futurist

RMIT University

Vietnam: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
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Education & Training

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The role & key responsibilities

The Learning Futurist is a dynamic role in one of Australia’s most forward-looking universities. The role of a Learning Futurist is to help RMIT Vietnam explore current and emerging ideas and technologies and anticipate their potential for enhancing University teaching and learning. The Learning Futurist will help Schools in RMIT Vietnam to shape the future of learning by drawing attention to emerging ideas and technologies and how these can be applied to the relevant disciplines and in particular Micro-credentials. The Learning Futurist will be part of a committed and dedicated team of professionals from Learning and Teaching and Education Technology.

Key selection criteria

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification related to teaching and learning and technology and ideally at least 10 years of working experience in a university setting.
  • A proven track record in staying abreast of emerging technologies and introducing these technologies to different university teaching and learning contexts that is underpinned by best practice and scholarly research.
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of the broad educational technology and digital landscape, and experience in translating this understanding into clear strategic and operational plans.
  • An innovative mindset to problem-solving in a university context as demonstrated by substantive experience in introducing and demonstrating the potentiality and affordances of technology for teaching and learning. In particular, the application of technology to learning designs in order to solve real pain points in the learning process and/or transforming teaching processes in order to radically enhance the quality of student learning.
  • A strong affinity and a passion for tinkering with and hacking existing technologies to develop creative tools that support teaching and learning. For example, the candidate would ideally be familiar with Adobe suite, SCORM, media and graphic design tools. Any scripting or programming knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Highly developed communication skills, with the capacity to design and deliver inspiring demonstrations, coaching and training, and the ability to illuminate cutting edge ideas and technological developments to educators that have varying technological capabilities.
  • A strong partnership and service ethic and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Strong project management and coordination skills with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with academic and professional staff and university leaders.

Benefits for successful non-Vietnamese applicants:

  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment
  • Attractive and competitive remuneration in USD
  • Establishment grant upon commencement of position with RMIT Vietnam
  • Relocation from home to Vietnam
  • Private premium medical insurance
  • 20 days annual leave, 10 days sick leave per annum
  • Possible education fee support for staff dependants after a qualifying period
  • Support with visa and work permit application

To find out more

For further information about this role, please click on the Job Description and information pack documents below.

 JD_DASS_Learning Futurist.pdf

 Information Pack - Foreign Candidates - Professional Jobs.pdf

English proficiency requirements

If English is not your native language then you will be required to demonstrate a minimum English language proficiency standard, equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 7.0.

How to apply

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Applications close on December 18, 2019.

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