Lecturer/Associate Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Early Career Development Fellowship

Coffs Harbour/Gold Coast, Australia
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 26 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed-term opportunity
  • Salary package up to $138,092 per annum, including 17% superannuation and excellent benefits
  • Located in Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast, relocation support available

About the role

The Faculty of Health provides an exciting and innovative learning environment working with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements. The Faculty is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of client care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles and working with Indigenous colleagues to develop culturally appropriate models of care.

The Lecturer/ Associate Lecturer in Occupational Therapy is an excellent opportunity for an early-career academic to work collaboratively with a dedicated team of academics to deliver the Occupational Therapy programs. The successful candidate can negotiate a Teaching and Research or Teaching Scholar academic profile. The appointee will actively contribute to the Faculty through student centred teaching practice and development in Occupational Therapy, and to the research and/or scholarship of teaching profile of the Faculty through their publications.

This role is available at Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour location, with both regions offering the very best of an Australian coastal lifestyle. Generous relocation support is available for the successful candidate if relocating to one of these regions to commence in this role.

Lecturer – Level B: the remuneration package for a Lecturer appointment is up to $140,609 per annum (inclusive of base salary $101,544-$120,179 per annum and 17% employers contribution to superannuation).

Associate Lecturer – Level A: the remuneration package for an Associate Lecturer appointment is up to $112,992 per annum (inclusive of base salary $71,728-$96,574 per annum and 17% employers contribution to superannuation). Appointees with a PhD would have a minimum salary of $90,112 per annum.

About you

Essential criteria - this position is only open to academic employees of Australian Universities who are employed on a casual basis.

Applicants must have:

  • been awarded a PhD, or demonstrate significant progress toward a PhD; and
  • performed casual teaching work for an Australian university in, and for the majority of, three teaching sessions over the preceding two years.

You will have demonstrated knowledge in the use of contemporary educational technologies and experience teaching at undergraduate level. Possessing demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a team, you will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

About us

Southern Cross University is powered by passion to deliver the best learning, teaching and research possible. Our graduates stride a global stage with confidence as proud alumni. Working at Southern Cross combines a rare privilege of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. Independent benchmarks place Southern Cross at the forefront of its key research areas, student experience and graduate salaries, largely due to the tireless collaboration to create something special across our communities of the Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and online.

The Faculty of Health offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including nursing, midwifery, social work, community welfare, biomedical science, clinical exercise physiology, diabetes education and management, naturopathic medicine, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, and sport and exercise science.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.

Applicant information

Job applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or currently hold a visa with unrestricted work rights in Australia for the entire duration of the appointment. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

As this is an Early Career Development Fellowship opportunity, this position is only open to academic employees of Australian Universities who are employed on a casual basis. Please refer to the position description for all essential selection criteria.

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ.

Applications close at 9:00am AEST on Thursday, 26 August 2021 and must be submitted through the online portal.

Use the position description link below to access further information about the selection criteria for this role. You will need to submit complete responses to the selection criteria with your application, including providing examples where relevant. Please prepare these and submit each response when prompted in your online application submission.