Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy

Port Macquarie, Australia
Monday, 29 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continue to build strong industry linkages to develop and deliver a contemporary and relevant teaching program
  • Provide academic leadership in clinical research, community engagement and education
  • Generous relocation support to help you settle in on the Mid North Coast

The Role

  • Full Time, Continuing
  • Level C/D - $122,843 to $162,614 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Port Macquarie

Help foster a culture of teaching excellence, lead curriculum initiatives, and continue to build on your research profile by undertaking competitive and high-quality research in this leadership opportunity.

To be successful in this role you will need to possess a research doctorate in occupational therapy or a highly relevant field, currently be research active with a track record of publications with national or international significance, and have an understanding of occupational therapy practice in a regional, rural and remote context.

Eligibility for registration as an occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) is a mandatory requirement of this role.

Candidates progressing to the next stage of the recruitment process will be contacted in January 2022 and invited to interview. A teaching research appointment will be offered.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification relevant to occupational therapy
  • Eligibility for registration as an occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
  • A record of academic achievement of national and/or international standing through outstanding contributions
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and building people capability in a significant academic setting
  • Success in leading others in delivering high quality student centred learning and teaching

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science and Health delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences has a diverse range of staff who work together in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. The School is focused on five professional courses including exercise science and physiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, and speech pathology.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Michael Curtin | Head of School, School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences | | Ph: (02) 6051 9209

Closing Date: 11 pm, 21 December 2021