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Dean, Learning & Teaching, Engineering & Technology

Job no: 592085
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Dean

  • Dean Learning and Teaching (College School Cluster, Engineering & Computing Technology)
  • STEM College
  • Reporting to the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Learning and Teaching
  • HEW Level: Academic Level E


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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 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.


About the STEM College

The College of Science, Engineering and Health was renamed ‘STEM College’ in late 2020 in recognition of our leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health (STEM) fields.  We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

The College is renowned for its exemplary research in many STEM areas including advanced manufacturing and design; computing technologies; health innovation and translational medicine; nano materials and devices; and sustainable systems. Our brilliant researchers attract funding from government and industry sources.

Industry is at the heart of what we do. It ensures our research has real world impact, and our students are truly work-ready.  We have established new hubs of industry-connected digital innovation and endeavour and are engaging with global STEM organisations at scale.

We are here to positively impact the world and create the next generation of STEM leaders.


About the role

The Dean, Learning & Teaching (College Schools Cluster) will develop and manage the learning and teaching operations of the School Cluster by providing strategic and scholarly leadership for all learning and teaching activities. The role will drive achievement in learning and teaching outcomes and leading targeted student academic support initiatives.

The Dean will be responsible for driving digital transformation across the School Cluster, creating interactive, digitally enabled student-centred learning experiences that meet the needs of a diverse student audience.

The position will lead all aspects of program and course development, accreditation and teaching quality enhancement across program design, delivery, assessment, application of learning and teaching pedagogy and quality assurance within the School/s and across all offering locations.

The position will have a close working relationship with the School Deans and regularly consult with the College Executive.


About you:

The position requires demonstrated ability provide learning and teaching expertise within a complex scaled organisation. You will have deep knowledge of the university sector and of current and emerging government/industry priorities in relation to education, workforce development and learning and teaching as well as demonstrated experience in good governance and managing multidisciplinary teams.

A strong record of innovative teaching and scholarship in a discipline relevant will also be highly valued.

Other accountabilities include:

  • Promote a learning and teaching culture and lead the School’s program and course development, accreditation and teaching quality initiatives.
  • Provide high-quality strategic advice and support on learning and teaching matters.
  • Provide direction on emerging digital Learning and Teaching solutions and technologies, assisting staff to undertake research on learning and teaching, and drive digital adoption across the Schools Cluster.
  • Implement a College learning and teaching strategy and College Student Experience Strategy and ensure consistent approaches to student experience across the College.
  • Articulate pedagogical approaches appropriate to new physical spaces and virtual environments.


To apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role. Applications close on 27th January.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion please contact Gabrielle Bassett at

Download File STEM College - Dean, Learning & Teaching (College).pdf

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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.

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