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Deputy Director (eLearning)

Apply now Job no:502929
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Salary (FTE):By Negotiation
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Deputy Director (eLearning)

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities, and ranks among the world’s top universities according to several key independent rankings. More than 52,000 current students – including the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers and international students from 141 countries – currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland. With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university, and UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 researchers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being awarded more Australian Research Council funding ($25.8 million) for fellowships and awards commencing in 2017 than any other Australian university.

UQ is ambitious: seeking to be a major global university that is developing solutions to global problems and attracting students of the highest calibre who are destined and supported to become future leaders – locally, nationally and internationally. The University boasts a vibrant culture that embraces change. The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) provides leadership, engagement and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics, and aims to transform teaching and learning across the University through the delivery of faculty and executive prioritised, teaching and learning projects and services, including support to deliver UQ’s Student Strategy. ITaLI addresses critical areas of unmet need in teaching and learning by bridging the gap between the exponentially-expanding discipline of higher education teaching and the increasing complexity of teaching to assist University teaching staff and improve the learning experience of students

Reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Teaching & Learning, this is a professional leadership position that has overall responsibility for providing strategic leadership to the University to progress the capability, utilisation, benefit-realisation, and cost-effectiveness of UQ’s eLearning environment.

The position will be required to engage with stakeholders across the University, including students, Faculties and Institutes, and Central services, to lead the development and implementation of UQ’s eLearning strategy, requirements, architecture and roadmap.

Position Description



To discuss this role, please contact Professor Doune Macdonald on (07) 3365 1075 or at

To submit an application for this position, use the ‘Apply now’ button below. All applications must supply:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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