Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Anatomy

Perth, Australia
Nov 14, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 11, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation
  • Extensive learning and development available
  • Innovative work that will make real-world health differences

Job Reference: 231418
Lecturer- $99,530-$106,960
Permanent Full-time 
Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

About us

The School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology offers internationally accredited undergraduate and entry-level Masters programs as well as providing innovative and dynamic leadership to our professions. The School is positioned within the Faculty of Heath Sciences and has a vibrant learning and teaching, and research culture. Our researchers conduct cross-disciplinary research between schools, industry groups, cooperative research centres, institutes and community partners.

Your new role

Are you an expert in the field of neuroscience, paediatrics and/or physical rehabilitation?

The School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology provides an innovative learning and teaching environment. Joining the school’s established team as a Lecturer, you will provide your expertise and industry experience in the fields of anatomy, paediatrics, neurodevelopment, neuroscience and/or physical rehabilitation. You will have the ability to lead in educational innovation, preparing our future graduates, and continue to build the cultural competency of our staff and students, through shifting the learning landscape with the histories and experiences of our First Peoples. Our school is focused on providing on-going professional development to support the delivery of excellence and impact in research and innovation. Clinical professional experience of 5 years or more will be considered if a PhD is not held, and individuals with previous higher education teaching experience will be well regarded.

 Key duties of this role include:

  • Deliver education to students via a portfolio of occupational therapy units
  • Contribute to curriculum innovation and design
  • Experience opportunities to advance your aligned research goals

You will bring to the role

  1. A doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline.
  2. Demonstrated high level  teaching  skill  and  a  demonstrated  reflective  approach  to  teaching delivery.
  3. A strong   understanding   of   pedagogical   theory   and   contemporary   educational   practice  relevant  to  the  discipline  and  a  record  of  contribution  to  scholarship  in  teaching.
  4. An established  record  of  research  outputs/creative  works  in  high  quality  refereed  academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  5. A history of successful competitive grant applications.
  6. Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students.
  7. Demonstrated experience / capacity to undertake unit coordination role.
  8. Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.

What we offer you

  • Innovative work that will make real-world health differences
  • Interactions with an learnings from industry, government and academic partners
  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance
  • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation
  • Extensive learning and development available

For further information on Curtin’s employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. 

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: 


Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Associate Professor, Courtenay Harris
Phone:  +61 8 9266 3683
Email:  C.Harris@curtin.edu.au or Lisa.Kirkpatrick@curtin.edu.au

Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact.

Once you have applied, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received by us.  If you do not receive confirmation via email, please email our team at curtincareers@curtin.edu.au. Please ensure you check your spam folders for this email before contacting the team.

Applications close: 9:00pm, Wednesday 11 December 2019


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.