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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Counselling
The University of Sydney

Date Posted Apr. 29, 2019
Title Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Counselling
University The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Department Rehabilitation Counselling
Application Deadline Jun. 10, 2019
Position Start Date TBC
  • Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
    Health Sciences - General
  • Take a leadership role in enriching the students learning and teaching in a leading rehabilitation counselling course program
  • Located at Cumberland and Camperdown Campus
  • Full time fixed term for three years with base salary of $127K – $172K p.a plus up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer to take a leadership role in enriching students’ learning and teaching experience. The successful applicant will be a key part of a leading rehabilitation counselling program and undertake research relevant to the profession.

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 an Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Counselling who has:

  • a PhD in rehabilitation counselling or related field
  • knowledge of the core competencies of rehabilitation counselling, experience teaching in a rehabilitation counselling professional education program, and academic program leadership
  • a vision for the future of rehabilitation counselling in a changing health climate as well as an understanding of changes in health and its impact around this discipline
  • an established or emerging international reputation (Associate Professor)/national reputation (Senior Lecturer) in rehabilitation counselling
  • eligibility for/membership of the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia, or international equivalent
  • a well-defined (Associate Professor) or developing (Senior Lecturer) research program that is supported by funding from a source that uses a rigorous peer review process, and experience with interdisciplinary research.

This is an ideal opportunity to further develop your academic profile in rehabilitation counselling whilst working in a collegiate team environment. You will have opportunities to participate and lead collaborative research and to develop and deliver rigorous teaching programs.

About us

The Faculty’s Discipline of Rehabilitation Counselling has a strong commitment to education and training to meet the accreditation requirements of the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia and similar international bodies which influence rehabilitation counselling curricula as well as research. The Discipline has active programs of research in community-based rehabilitation counselling, occupational rehabilitation, mental health and recovery, sexuality and disability, and practice integration of the International Classification of Function. The Discipline has established international partnerships in teaching and 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’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 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.

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 791/0419 to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm Monday 10 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

  • Persa Tzakis
    Recruitment Operations
    The University of Sydney
    1-3 Ross Street
    Forest Lodge
    Sydney, NSW 2037
  • +61 2 8627 7612


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