Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

Sydney, Australia
21 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Discipline of Physiotherapy

Graduate School of Health 


  • Would you like to join an energetic and innovative team at Australia’s #1 Young University?
  • Part-time (0.5FTE) opportunity in neurological physiotherapy including neuro-rehabilitation and/or musculoskeletal
  • Further develop your academic profile in a supportive, collaborative team

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic academic to contribute to, develop and deliver curriculum, to conduct high quality research, and provide supervision of coursework masters and higher degree research students. In this exciting new role you will be developing and delivering curriculum in the areas of neurological physiotherapy including neuro-rehabilitation and/or musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in developing a  new research department and, with support and time for your own research,  play a key role in expanding the discipline’s research strengths. 

With our primary location close to Sydney’s CBD next to Central Station, Physiotherapy also has a home within Sydney’s elite sporting precinct at Moore Park in the Rugby Australia Building. These facilities include high-tech research labs, state-of-the-art classrooms and study spaces, a multi-purpose sports hall, a resistance training facility and specialist post-grad learning spaces. Read more about UTS at Moore Park here or take a virtual tour here.

With smaller class numbers, a new building, state of the art facilities and emphasis on technology, the school prides itself on providing a collegiate teaching and research environment for all staff.

About You

With a strong teaching and research track record and solid interpersonal skills, you will bring to this role:

  • A PhD in Physiotherapy or related field and AHPRA endorsement as a Physiotherapist or eligible to register
  • Demonstrated knowledge in musculoskeletal, neurological and/or cardiopulmonary physiotherapy with ability to teach and coordinate related subjects and to contribute to curriculum development
  • Experience in leading independent scholarly research with demonstrated capacity to obtain research grants and other support for research projects and an established research track record of refereed publications and conference presentations at a national and international level
  • Demonstrated ability to forge links with the Physiotherapy profession and other key stakeholders.

You will also have considerable clinical experience and an understanding of key issues in contemporary higher education and research as relevant to the School. 

For more comprehensive information about this role please click apply and download the position statement from the UTS website. If you have any questions regarding the role please contact Professor Arianne Verhagen on +61 2 9514 7368.

Remuneration & Benefits

This position is part-time (0.5FTE) and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

Base Salary Range: $123,911pa to $138,453p.a. (Academic Level C) pro rata

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.

How To Apply

In your application please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the role along with a current CV.

Prior to commencing your application for IRC115237, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria. 

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC115237.

Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor Arianne Verhagen, Head of Discipline, on +61 2 9514 7368 or via email:

Specific enquiries or issues with the application process may be directed to Julie Small, Recruitment Consultant, on +61 2 9514 2039 or via email:

Closing Date: There is no closing date for this role. Applications will be assessed as they are received so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance. 

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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