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Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Allied Health Sciences is one of the largest and fastest growing Schools in the Griffith Health Group. It is known for innovation and excellence in health education, research and clinical practice, and has a focus on addressing many of the health challenges facing society today. The School offers academic programs across all levels of Exercise and Sport, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Counselling and Speech Pathology. Staff members actively teach into these disciplines as well as conduct scholarship and research, which is supported by the Menzies Health Institute Queensland. In addition, the School of Allied Health Sciences houses the Allied Health Clinics, which provide dietetics, exercise physiology, physiotherapy and speech pathology clinical services to the public, as well as opportunities for student clinical education.

Occupational Therapy is a new discipline in the School. The first cohort of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students commenced on the Gold Coast campus in 2014. They are set to graduate late in 2017. Occupational Therapy at Griffith University adopts a contemporary view of the profession and seeks to enable students to become occupation focused, theory driven, evidence based and client centred occupational therapists able to practice in current, emerging and future settings and roles to enhance the health of individuals, communities and populations. In addition to delivering high quality entry-level education, the Occupational Therapy area aims to build a strong research and publication profile, and ongoing partnerships with the local community.

The opportunity
The position will commence with a Teaching and Research profile of which the appointee will be required to undertake teaching and research in their chosen area of expertise, as well as contribute to the School’s teaching and research outcomes including publications and research success, teaching excellence and higher degree research supervision and completions, and engagement activities. Future work allocations will be reviewed and in alignment with the operational and student-centred requirements of the School.

This position will play an active role in the full range of activities of the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, including teaching/learning, research, and service. The position will work as a member of the team to deliver the occupational therapy programs on Nathan and Gold Coast campuses, conduct research, and contribute to the school, university, community, and profession. The Discipline of Occupational Therapy adopts a contemporary occupation-centred approach to occupational therapy, and this is enacted in teaching/learning and research using active and authentic learning experiences

This is a continuing, full time position primarily based at Nathan campus, however the successful applicant may also be required to work on other campuses of the University.

About you
To be successful in this role you will have entry-level qualification in occupational therapy, a PhD in occupational therapy or a relevant area and eligibility for registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and demonstrated clinical expertise in an area of occupational therapy.  You will also have demonstrated experience in leading curriculum development at a course and program level, and evidence of quality and impact of teaching.

You will also have proven evidence of a strong research track record, including publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, national research collaborations, and proven success in attracting competitive research funding in an area which will contribute to the research directions of the Discipline and School.

Salary range
Senior Lecturer (Level C): $113,326 – $130,675 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $132,593 - $152,891 per annum.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following: 

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description: 00059376_PD.pdf
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Dr Michelle Bissett, Acting Discipline Lead, OT on +61 (0) 7 5552 9573 or via email at 

For application queries, please contact Lauren Singleton, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7999.

Closing date: Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

Location: Brisbane - Australia
Salary: AU$113,326 to AU$130,675
£60,890.06 to £70,211.68 converted salary* per annum + salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th October 2018
Closes: 31st October 2018
Job Ref: 110045
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