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  • Lecturer / senior lecturer/ associate professor – physiotherapy

    REFERENCE NO. 2235/1014

    • Teaching and research roles in physiotherapy
    • Collaborative and supportive team environment
    • Full-time or part-time continuing, remuneration package: full-time base salary $93k - $152k p.a., leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

    The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is the largest and most comprehensive grouping of allied health professions, researchers and teachers in Australia, and is internationally recognised for quality and innovation in teaching and research. The faculty is committed to research-led learning and teaching in a multi-disciplinary context.

    The faculty’s Discipline of Physiotherapy is actively involved in ground-breaking research that has had a substantial impact on the health and quality of life of the community across the lifespan: from evidence-based management of musculoskeletal problems, increasing mobility and function for patients with acute onset and degenerative neurological conditions, acute cardiopulmonary conditions, to exercise rehabilitation for patients with chronic disease. One of the hallmarks of the faculty is research-informed teaching, and consequently we ensure that our teaching program is enriched and informed by cutting-edge research.

    We wish to enhance our established research and teaching programs with several appointments in physiotherapy at the Lecturer (B), 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 link: Clinical & Rehabilitation Sciences - Research Teams

    You will have expertise in at least one of the following areas of physiotherapy: musculoskeletal, paediatric and neurological physiotherapy. In addition, you will have opportunities to teach in areas such as gerontology or professional practice in physiotherapy, as well as across settings, such as community or acute health care.

    We are seeking to appoint highly-motivated professionals to make a significant contribution to our research and teaching programs. There will be opportunities to contribute to ongoing curriculum review, ensuring that our programs produce future leaders in clinical physiotherapy, health care, health research and health education. This is a stimulating position that offers the opportunity to be involved in cross-disciplinary research within the Faculty of Health Sciences, throughout the University of Sydney, and with international partners.

    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 and 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

    To succeed in securing this role, you will have:
    • a PhD in a field relevant to physiotherapy
    • postgraduate clinical qualifications in physiotherapy will be highly regarded, but not essential
    • clinical expertise in at least one of the following areas of physiotherapy: musculoskeletal, paediatric and neurological physiotherapy
    • a record of journal publications for appointment at Level B; an established publication record in high impact journals and demonstrated capacity for research grant acquisition for appointment at Level C/D
    • experience in research-led teaching of physiotherapy at the tertiary level
    • experience with research student supervision (desirable at Level B; essential at Level C/D)
    • previous experience in curriculum development and course coordination (desirable at Level B; essential at Level C/D)
    • good english language communication skills; and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
    • eligibility for registration as a physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

    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.

    These positions are full-time or part-time, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.

    All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

    CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2014 (11pm Sydney time)

    The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from 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.