Associate Lecturer, Physiotherapy

Townsville, Australia
$65,955 - $88,131
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Overview

The Lecturer will contribute to academic leadership within the Discipline of Physiotherapy, particularly, in their area of clinical experience. The appointee will be required to teach in the Physiotherapy program and contribute to the development of course materials, and the administrative functions and intellectual life of the discipline. Opportunities exist for research development.

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

The Office of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine provides collaborative leadership with the Colleges and ensures that the Colleges are able to deliver the core business of learning and teaching, research and engagement and contribute effectively to the strategic agenda. The Division office drives the strategic objectives of the Division and also services a proportion of College administrative operations.

The Colleges of the Division include:

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

College of Healthcare Sciences

As part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine the College of Healthcare Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Nutrition, Psychology, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Sport and Exercise Science. Working in a collaborative leadership model with the Office of the Division, the other Colleges and the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, the College of Healthcare Sciences contributes to advancing the strategic agenda and to strengthening partnerships and engagement.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University  

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Healthcare Sciences

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Curriculum development including the design and delivery of teaching and learning opportunities relevant to undergraduate physiotherapy students.
  2. Subject coordination including assessment of students. 
  3. Development of a personal research profile in area/s of expertise.
  4. Foster links with clinicians and researchers within the university and wider community to facilitate high quality collaborative research and teaching.
  5. Contribute to the administrative functions and intellectual life of the Discipline of Physiotherapy.

Generic Accountabilities  

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.

  1. The Associate Lecturer is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Associate Lecturer is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Associate Lecturer is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the wellbeing of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.

Selection Criteria 

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. A degree in Physiotherapy and eligibility to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
  2. Demonstrated clinical experience in physiotherapy preferably in acute care/ cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Proven time management, problem solving and computer skills. 
  5. Experience in rural and remote practice.
  6. Demonstrated capacity to undertake administrative duties consistent with an academic program.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.


  1. Proven capacity to play an active and committed role in the design, development and delivery of tertiary education programs in Physiotherapy.