First listed on: 03 May 2019

Learning Designer (2 vacancies)

Educational Innovation in Business
The University of Sydney Business School

  • Support Business School academics through designing and developing technology informed learning experiences
  • Be a key member of the team that supports the implementation of technology informed approaches to pedagogical change
  • Full-time fixed-term for 3 years, level HEO 7 (2 vacancies), base salary $92K - $100K p.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Learning Designer will work in close collaboration with instructional design and media production team members to support business school academics by designing, developing, implementing and assessing engaging, technology informed learning experiences. They will be a key member of the team that supports the design and implementation of technology informed approaches to pedagogical change.  They will work closely with the Educational Development team to integrate technology and innovative pedagogical approaches into our pedagogical change programs.  They will support teaching staff in the areas of online, hybrid, and interactive learning, including enhancing the use of the university’s Learning Management System and associated plugins (Canvas). They will develop, pilot and collaborate on innovative approaches to education and training technology integration.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Learning Designer who possesses:

  • tertiary qualifications in instructional/educational technology, education, learning design, information technology, multimedia design, or other relevant qualifications
  • knowledge and experience in implementing emerging technology informed innovations in teaching and learning within a tertiary education environment or equivalent
  • the ability to identify and apply technology for continuous innovation in learning content delivery
  • excellent communication, independence and team work skills
  • the ability to take initiative, problem solve and prioritise work
  • experience negotiating and influencing around learning technology problems
  • experience designing and developing engaging interactive online and blended experiences
  • experience adapting, designing and/or co-developing applications for technology enabled learning environments.

About us

Educational Innovation in Business (EIB) is a service and support team that proactively works towards the goal of quality in both teaching and learning. Activities range from one-on-one consultations, educational innovation and development project support, to professional development programs designed to facilitate and share effective learning and teaching innovation at discipline and School levels.  EIB is part of the portfolio of the Associate Dean (Education) and works closely with the new Educational Development team to deliver pedagogical change.

The Business School has an outstanding international reputation in management research, learning, development of resources, and journal publishing and works in close cooperation with industry, government and journal publishing and works in close cooperation with industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. It is situated in a new $180m state-of-the-art learning environment which, in the highly competitive global market for business education, will further enhance its ability to attract the best and brightest students, staff and researchers from around the world.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 827/0419F to apply.

 Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 19 May 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.


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