Teaching careers

Student talking

Teaching is at the core of what we do, and we value and nurture our passionate teachers.

Our top priority is to create an outstanding student experience and to do this we need to ensure we provide an outstanding experience for our teachers.

Our teaching staff are supported and equipped to lead the charge. Our teaching academics:

  • engage students in high impact initiatives that improve their learning experiences
  • engage with the scholarship of learning and teaching through professional development and publications
  • continuously improve their professional practice through the student, course and subject review processes
  • teach following La Trobe’s teaching principles

To meet our excellence principles, we rely on our academics to get the basics of high impact learning and teaching right.

We require staff collaboration and engagement with professional development and workshops to build capacity using support across La Trobe. The support services help build superior curriculum that leverages technology to enhance inclusive learning experiences. We also provide platforms to share and celebrate examples of teaching excellence and creativity.

Learning and Teaching Plan 2018 – 2022  [PDF 1.5MB]

Academics from industry

We recognise non-traditional pathways into academia and value industry experts joining us as academics.  We recognise the importance of industry expertise to:

  • embed student employability and industry-relevant graduate capabilities
  • design curriculum to ensure it reflects industry benchmarks
  • use industry examples in teaching and student engagement

The benefits academics from industry will enjoy are:

  • personal and professional growth
  • flexibility and work-life balance
  • learning and teaching support to develop teaching skills
  • academic career pathways

Hear from our staff

Photo of Nikolaos Nikolopoulos

Our students are trailblazers for all sorts of reasons. Usually, they are the first-in-family to attend university and I cannot think of a better fit. La Trobe is welcoming and friendly; our culture is our strength. Our job isn’t to rebuild the person, it is to challenge and enhance their thinking.

Nikolaos Nikolopoulos
Podiatry Lecturer


Teaching excellence principles

Our commitment to an outstanding student experience drives our distinctive expectations of our teachers.

Learning and teaching pathways and opportunities

We have strong, transparent pathways for teaching academics.

Learning and teaching support

We customise support and workshops for academic staff.

My academic career

Resources that frame academic work at La Trobe [Staff login required]