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  • Professor in Exercise Science

    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 by close of business 27 November 2006.

    Further Enquiries:
    Professor Allan Cripps ( PVC Health)
    Phone: 07 567 80711
    Fax: n/a

    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)