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  • Lecturer - Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney

    REFERENCE NO. 882/0415
    • Teaching and research role in physiotherapy
    • Collaborative and supportive team environment
    • Continuing full-time (preferred) or part-time, remuneration package: full-time base salary $93k-$111k p.a., plus 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 multidisciplinary 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 programs are enriched and informed by cutting-edge research.

    We wish to enhance our established research and teaching programs with a physiotherapy appointment at Lecturer (B) 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 musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In addition, you will have opportunities to teach in areas such as evidence-based and professional practice in physiotherapy, as well as across settings, such as community or acute health care.

    We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated professional 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.

    To succeed in securing this role, it is essential that you will have:
    • a PhD in a field relevant to physiotherapy, or have evidence of submission of a PhD for examination
    • clinical expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
    • experience in research-led teaching of physiotherapy at the tertiary level
    • a record of journal publications
    • 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.

    To succeed in this role, it is desirable that you will have:
    • postgraduate clinical qualifications in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
    • clinical and/or research experience in a physiotherapy-related field in addition to musculoskeletal physiotherapy
    • experience with research student supervision
    • previous experience in curriculum development and course coordination.

    Preference is for a full-time appointment however a part-time appointment may be considered. Preference will also be given to candidates who can commence Semester 2, 2015.

    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: 13 May 2015 (11pm Sydney time)

    The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has 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 also encouraged.

    © The University of Sydney

    The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
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