Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor Physiotherapy

The University of Sydney - Faculty of Health Sciences

Reference no. 024/0118

  • Teaching and research role in Physiotherapy.
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment.
  • Continuing, full-time (preferred) or part-time (0.6 FTE minimum); remuneration package: full-time base salary $147K - $177Kp.a, 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 Senior Lecturer (C) 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. For more information on our research teams please visit the following links:

We require the successful applicant to have expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and/or neurological physiotherapy. Expertise in physiotherapy for older persons is desirable. The successful applicant may also contribute to teaching in areas such as evidence-based and professional practice in physiotherapy, as well as across settings, such as community or acute health care.

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 musculoskeletal physiotherapy and/or neurological physiotherapy;
  • an established publication record in high impact journals;
  • demonstrated capacity for research grant acquisition;
  • experience in research-informed teaching of physiotherapy at the tertiary level;
  • experience with research student supervision;
  • experience in curriculum development and course coordination;
  • 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 teaching experience with undergraduate and postgraduate students within physiotherapy;
  • a record of successful research higher degree student supervision;
  • a successful background in independent research, as demonstrated by a record of peer reviewed publications and competitive grant acquisition;
  • 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.

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.

Closing date: 11.30pm 23 February 2018.

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