Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching

RMIT University

Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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Education & Training

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  • Opportunity to drive Learning and Teaching via new and innovative digital technologies across RMIT’s vibrant, scaled and well-established Science Engineering and Health College
  • Critical member of the Executive team  
  • 5 year Executive contract

About Us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

About Science, Engineering and Health

The College comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study. There is a vibrant research community attracting funding from a range of government and industry sources. The College has an annual income of approximately $550 million and employs over 1,400 staff providing on and offshore programs to approximately 30,000 students.

RMIT University is a Bronze Award Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 

About You

As the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching you will be part of the SEH College Executive team, supporting the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Science, Engineering and Health) & VP Digital Innovation and provides leadership for the Colleges’ academic strategy across all teaching platforms.

You will have a progressive agenda with opportunity to lead the modernization of teaching and learning at scale, in Australia and overseas with reach into other RMIT campuses. You will be accountable for identifying and implementing initiatives which develop the student experience through innovative approaches to learning and teaching. You will transform learning and teaching by working to enhance interactive, digitally enabled student-centered learning experiences. The creative implementation of blended and online learning across all STEMM programs will be key to your success. This includes establishment and oversight of a STEMM Digital Innovation Centre.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to a number of exciting projects. These include working in collaboration with RMIT Online on their strategic roadmap, as well as working on the RMIT diversity and inclusion agenda, the shift to remote and digital laboratories, and digital innovation programs with international partners such as AWS and Siemens.

The key accountabilities as the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor are responsibility for:

  • Leading Learning and Teaching transformation at scale in Australia and offshore, ensuring it is informed by best practice and meets the requirements of accreditation and regulatory bodies.
  • Thought leadership on emerging digital learning and technology solutions as a driver of greater digital adoption including blended, online learning and flipped classrooms across the College.
  • Bringing significant professional standing in a STEMM related discipline area relevant to the College.
  • Implementation of the University's current 2020 and future strategic plans with a focus on the Learning and Teaching elements.
  • Advancing global research, leadership and best practice in Learning and Teaching approaches. Making substantive contributions to scholarship and practice and the development of attractive, ground-breaking, international recognized academic programs.


This position requires a PhD in a discipline relevant to the College

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency three years in a row!
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role.

Applications close on Sunday 26th July 2020. If you would like to have a confidential discussion please contact Gabrielle at 

 Position Description – Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching (College).pdf

We are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.


Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

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