Industry Fellow in Osteopathy

Melbourne, Australia
04 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Play a key role in contributing to the School teaching and research in the Discipline of Osteopathy
  • Report directly to the Discipline Leader of Osteopathy
  • Opportunities open to Academic Level A to Level B (dependent on experience)
  • Full-time, fixed-term opportunities to 31st of December 2019
  • Based at RMIT Bundoora West campus

Our Organisation

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, we undertake teaching and research across ten disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Osteopathy, Pharmacy and Psychology. Many of our programs include Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of student learning, both through placements in partner industries and through the University's student led Health Sciences Clinic located at Bundoora.

Details of the School can be found at:

Position Summary

As an Industry Fellow, you will play an integral role to support and manage teaching and research activities within the Osteopathy Discipline, in particular, carrying out teaching activities and course coordination within the undergraduate program. You will be responsible for promoting the undergraduate program through initiating and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities. In addition, you will work collaboratively with fellow academics within the teaching group, as well as to provide updates to colleagues and students on their developments in your specialised area.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Undertake administration duties and provide leadership for courses within the relevant program.
  2. Undertake independent teaching at undergraduate level including: course co-ordination, designing, conducting and moderating assessment; implementing improvements informed by course evaluation activities and student feedback.
  3. Undertake independent and team based professional activities that reflect scholarship in high quality research activities appropriate to the discipline including: managing individual projects within timelines and budgets and ensuring compliance with quality and reporting requirements; publishing research results in high quality journals as lead or co-author; preparing and submitting external research funding applications.
  4. Actively participate in the Allied Health cluster and Osteopathy discipline by contributing to meetings and program workshops.
  5. Undertake additional responsibilities as requested.

Skills and Experience Required

  • PhD qualified and/or relevant working experience or evidence of extensive industry engagement for at least 7 years as a registered Osteopath (Level B appointment) and 5 years (Level A appointment)
  • Proven experience in preparing, delivering programs, especially via online delivery, and the ability to produce high impact curriculum or program materials at undergraduate level
  • Excellent record and recognition in scholarly and professional activities through quality research outputs through publications, development of new research ideas, competitive research funding and link to relevant industry
  • Ability undertake course coordination ensuring administrative tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Passion and ability to build strong relationships across all levels of professional staff within the organisation and across the industry to generate other means of projects funding, and equip with strong verbal communications and commitment to teamwork


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be part of RMIT's academic life and attend various events and workshops
  • Access RMIT staff gym (including free Yoga and Pilates classes)
  • 2% salary increase each year and annual leave loading of 1.35%
  • MYKI pass discount
  • Additional annual leave

To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

For further information, please contact Dr Azharuddin Fazalbhoy at 03 9925 7655. Alternatively, to view the position description, please click on the link and search using job reference number 575575.

Applications close on Wednesday 15th May 2019.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to be a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.