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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor - Physiotherapy
University of Sydney

Date Posted May 8, 2019
Title Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor - Physiotherapy
University University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department Faculty of Health Sciences
Application Deadline Jun. 20, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Physiology/Exercise Physiology
    Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
    Health Sciences - General

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences
Reference no. 812/0419

  • Opportunity for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor to make a significant contribution in teaching and research in Physiotherapy
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Continuing, full-time preferred or part-time 0.6 FTE minimum, $150K – $200K package including leave loading and superannuation

About the opportunity

We wish to enhance our established research and teaching programs with a physiotherapy appointment at Senior Lecturer © or Associate Professor (D) 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. We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated professional with a strong vision for the profession and the evolving role of the physiotherapist as an integral part of the healthcare team and as an expert in prevention of diseases and community health, including disability and access to disability support. For more information on our research teams please visit the following link:…

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.

Note that the faculty is in a period of exciting change, with plans for our faculty to move from Lidcombe to Camperdown Campus as well as undergo restructure to join the broader Faculty of Medicine and Health.

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.

In addition, for a level D appointment, you will:

  • provide academic leadership within the Discipline of Physiotherapy, and particularly within your area of expertise
  • develop and lead collaborative research projects.

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 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor who has:

  • a PhD in a field relevant to physiotherapy
  • clinical expertise in any area of physiotherapy
  • an established publication record in high impact journals
  • demonstrated capacity for research grant acquisition
  • experience in research-led teaching of physiotherapy at the tertiary level
  • experience with research student supervision
  • experience in curriculum development and course coordination, preferably in prevention of diseases and community health
  • good communication skills
  • 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
  • clinical expertise in physiotherapy for older persons is desirable, but not essential.
    In addition, for a level D appointment, you will possess:
  • extensive research-led, high quality teaching experience with undergraduate and postgraduate students within physiotherapy
  • a record of successful research higher degree student supervision
  • demonstrated ability to lead and develop academic teams in teaching and research and ability to work effectively within collaborative teaching and research teams
  • outstanding achievement in both teaching and research

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, and is embedded in our Faculty’s Research strengths:…

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.

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 to apply. Ref 812/0419C.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 20 June 2019

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.

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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.

    © The University of Sydney

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Contact Information

  • Recruitment Operations
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    The University of Sydney
    Level 1, 1-3 Ross Street
    , NSW
  • +61 2 8627 1200


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