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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
University of Sydney

Date Posted Apr. 17, 2018
Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
University University of Sydney
Department Faculty of Health Sciences
Application Deadline May 10, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Sydney, NSW- Sydney
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Health Sciences - General

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences
Reference no. 686/0418F

  • Teaching and research role in Physiotherapy
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Fixed term, full-time preferred for four years or part-time 0.6 FTE minimum, remuneration package: Level B/C full-time base salary $102K – $144K, plus leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity
We wish to enhance our established research and teaching programs with a physiotherapy appointment at Lecturer (B) or Senior Lecturer © level. You will join an established and highly-skilled teaching team and make a substantial contribution to the continued success of our well-funded research. For more information on our research teams please visit the following links:

Physical activity, lifestyle, ageing and wellbeing:
Musculoskeletal health:

Applicants with expertise in any area of physiotherapy will be considered. We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated professional to make a significant contribution to our research and teaching programs. There will be opportunities to contribute to ongoing curriculum review, ensuring that our programs produce future leaders in clinical physiotherapy, health care, health research, and health education. This is a stimulating position that offers the opportunity to be involved in cross-disciplinary research within the Faculty of Health Sciences, throughout the University of Sydney, and with international partners.

In this role you will:

  • teach into undergraduate and postgraduate courses in physiotherapy, take on responsibility for unit of study coordination and contribute to curriculum development
  • pursue a research program in the area of physiotherapy including grant acquisition, presentations and peer-reviewed publications
  • recruit and supervise postgraduate research students
  • contribute to the Faculty’s academic program
  • contribute to administrative aspects of teaching and research.

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 a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer who has:

  • a PhD in a field relevant to physiotherapy (essential at Level C, desirable at Level B), or have evidence of submission of a PhD for examination (essential at Level B)
  • clinical expertise in any area of physiotherapy
  • a record of journal publications for appointment at Level B; an established publication record in high impact journals and demonstrated capacity for research grant acquisition for appointment at Level C
  • experience in research-informed teaching of physiotherapy at the tertiary level
  • experience with research student supervision (desirable at Level B; essential at Level C)
  • experience in curriculum development and course coordination (desirable at Level B; essential at Level C)
  • excellent English language communication skills; and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • eligibility for registration as a physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • postgraduate clinical qualifications in physiotherapy will be highly regarded, but not essential

About us
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences research and education. Courage and creativity guides our decision making, teaching and research. The strategic direction of the faculty is to be known nationally and internationally for the impact of our transformational education and research, and importantly, our research will be deeply embedded with our global partners. The faculty seeks mutually beneficial engagement with local health districts, primary health care networks, academia, industry and communities. We work effectively in diverse cultural settings. Our students represent culturally and socially diverse backgrounds; hence we are building a health workforce that reflects Australia’s diversity. As well as graduating outstanding clinicians we graduate leaders in health who have an international perspective.

The faculty’s Discipline of Physiotherapy is actively involved in ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research that has had a substantial impact on the health and quality of life of the community across the lifespan: from evidence-based management of musculoskeletal problems, increasing mobility and function for patients with acute onset and degenerative neurological conditions, acute cardiopulmonary conditions, to exercise rehabilitation for patients with chronic disease. One of the hallmarks of the faculty is research-informed teaching, and consequently we ensure that our undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy programs are enriched by cutting-edge research.

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 are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7,600 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.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Associate Professor Evangelos Pappas at

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Melanie Leshetz on 02 8627 1220 or

Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.

Closing date: 11.30pm 10 May 2018

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.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Contact Information

  • Associate Professor Evangelos Pappas
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    The University of Sydney
    Sydney, NSW- Sydney


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