Lecturer in Exercise Science & Clinical Exercise Physiology

Adelaide, Australia
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Position Summary

Continuing and Full-Time

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B

Salary Range:
Level B: $99,827 - $118,135 p.a.

Reporting to:
Dean (People & Resources) or Delegate

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

This Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching‐related activities drawing on contemporary/professional practice, has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.

The University is committed to a student‐centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career‐ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society.

In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:

  • deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
  • be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
  • develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.

The Lecturer in Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology will contribute to excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of Clinical Exercise Physiology topics in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Lecturer in Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology will be responsible for making an independent contribution to teaching and the scholarship of teaching using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching.

This includes development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations, and placement education and coordination. The Lecturer will also be expected to concurrently engage in practice in a clinical or community setting to support maintenance of contemporary practice, knowledge and skills.

The Lecturer may also be involved in teaching across other courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or other Colleges. The Lecturer will be required to make an independent, high quality contribution to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have the potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.

The Lecturer will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to‐day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

This position is predominantly concerned with teaching and teaching‐related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university‐level education.

It includes (but is not limited to):

  • direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience;
  • curriculum design and review;
  • delivery innovation;
  • advancements in education technologies;
  • and making an independent contribution to maintaining internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses.

Appointees bring recent, ongoing (concurrent) or extensive experience and knowledge of contemporary clinical/professional practice to the position. The position is also expected to make an independent contribution to high‐quality university, professional and community service. The position does not include making a research contribution.


  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Optometry topics, across all levels and modes of the College, with a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics, undertaking the role of Topic Coordinator as required.
  • Make an independent contribution to the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Participate in the College’s administrative activities such as membership of committees and working groups and attendance at College meetings.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service, including clinical practice in the University’s multidisciplinary clinic and/or satellite clinics and a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency, on behalf of the College and University.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Doctorate in a relevant field or equivalent clinical experience and standing in Exercise Science or Clinical Exercise Physiology.
  • Currently registered with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and a commitment to maintain this membership.
  • Relevant and contemporary clinical experience as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).
  • Evidence of commitment to the delivery of optimal healthcare.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or clinical setting and placement coordination.
  • Evidence of an independent contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies both in the classroom and in clinical education, including student assessment.
  • Evidence of reflective practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, scholarship and practice.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, and role modelling behaviours that support the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).
  • Demonstrated experience and innovation using e‐learning platforms for teaching purposes (desirable).
  • Experience in development of international and short course teaching delivery or collaboration (desirable).
  • Advanced knowledge of course accreditation requirements for relevant area (desirable).

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

09 Nov 2021

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