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10-23-2006, 04:51 PM
Head of School and Professor
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Continuing, Full Time
VRN PES15958/06
Closing Date 24/11/06

Griffith University is committed to excellence in teaching and research.
The University has five campuses and 30,000 students in the high growth
Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor. The University has an excellent working
environment and a positive culture which supports staff development and
encourages innovation, diversity and creativity.

Griffith Health, with ten schools, significant health-related research
programs, almost 5,000 full-time equivalent students and around 400 staff,
is one of the largest academic health groups in the Australian university

The School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science is an integral part of the
Health Group. The School is committed to providing high quality academic
programs that are employment focused. Exercise Science is the School’s core
program and is also offered with Physiotherapy, Psychology and Business as
4-5 year double degree programs. In addition, the School offers a 2 year
graduate entry Master of Physiotherapy program leading to an entry level
physiotherapy qualification and a Master of Musculoskeletal/Sports
Physiotherapy program for qualified physiotherapists seeking
specialisation. The School is currently reviewing its postgraduate
offerings in response to South-East Queensland’s rapidly-growing health and
elite sports sectors. The School has 23 full-time academic staff, 2
postdoctoral research fellows, 15 research higher degree students, 70
Masters and Honours students and approximately 700 undergraduate students.
In addition to anticipated growth in postgraduate and international
educational opportunities, the School is keen to further expand on its
growing level of research activity.

The School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science is seeking to appoint a
Professor of Exercise Science. While the primary duty will be to provide
academic leadership in the areas of exercise science and physiotherapy, the
Professor will also contribute to teaching and curriculum development in a
variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a number of

The successful applicant will have teaching experience in a discipline
related to exercise science, as well as experience in course development in
undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He or she will have extensive
research experience with interests compatible with the current research
themes of the Health Group and a substantial record of achievement as an
independent researcher of international standing. The appointee will be
expected to establish a strong research program, foster a research culture
in the School and supervise research higher degree students, postdoctoral
fellows and junior academic staff.

The appointment to the position of Head of School is for an initial period
of five years. In addition, the successful candidate will be offered a
continuing position at the level of Professor within the School of
Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.

Key Accountabilities / Duties
1. Provide research, academic and administrative leadership to the School
of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.
2. Establish and conduct research of international standing in a field of
exercise science.
3. Teach, undertake course development and coordination in exercise
4. Develop innovative approaches to academic development appropriate to the
5. Build a successful team and drive performance in a supportive and
collaborative environment.
6. Please refer to Head of School responsibilities:

Conditions e.g. Salary, Superannuation
Annual Salary:$119,193 per annum plus Head of School Responsibility
allowance.( Salary package including 17% employer superannuation
contrbution:$139,456 per annum).

Selection Criteria

1. A doctoral qualification in an area related to exercise science.
2. Ability to make strategic decisions, a record of building successful
teams and driving performance in a large and complex organisational
3. National and international recognition for work in a research field of
exercise science.
4. A track record of collaborative research with academic, industry,
government and community groups and the ability to develop networks to
support the School and Group’s objectives.
5. Extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, course
development and coordination.
6. Significant experience in primary supervision of research students.
7. Demonstrated ability to attract competitive grants and/or industry

Application Process
Applications for this position should include the following:

A brief statement of application.
A statement against each of the selection criteria for the position.
A curriculum vitae containing the following information:
Title, full name, address, telephone and, if available, facsimile number,
email address.
Citizenship or country of permanent residence.
Present and previous appointments, and notice required for present
Details of education and professional training and qualifications,
including summary of academic record, professional and community
affiliations, honours etc.
Details of teaching, research postgraduate training and supervision and
other educational experiences.
Research interests and list of publications.
Details of research grant record and experience in the provision of
professional services (consulting).
Details of administrative roles and experience.
Any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional
bodies, community service etc.
Contact details of three referees who the University may contact. Email is
the preferred method of contact. It is the applicant’s responsibility to
ensure that their referees are willing to provide reports when contacted by
the University.
Please note: Griffith University reserves the right to seek reports on
suitability of candidates from experts in the appropriate field, other than
those nominated by the candidate. Should an applicant not wish a specific
person or persons to be contacted, he/she should advise the University of
the names of those people at time of application.

Please email your application to: Ms Karen Lambrose
k.lambrose@griffith.edu.au by close of business 27 November 2006.

Further Enquiries:
Professor Allan Cripps ( PVC Health)
Phone: 07 567 80711
Fax: n/a
Email: a.cripps@griffith.edu.au

Rod Barrett, PhD
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Griffith University
PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726 Australia
Tel: (07) 5552 8934 International: (+61 7 5552 8934)
Fax: (07) 5552 8674 International: (+61 7 5552 8674)