Professor Level E, Exercise Science

Gold Coast, Australia
21 May 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Allied Health Sciences, one of eight Schools in Griffith Health, is located at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. The School offers academic programs in the areas of Exercise and Sport, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Counselling and Speech Pathology. Research within the School is supported by the Menzies Health Institute Queensland and the Health Group. In addition, the School of Allied Health Sciences houses the Allied Health Clinics, which provide dietetics, exercise physiology, physiotherapy and speech pathology clinical services to the public, as well as providing opportunities for the clinical education. As an academic in the School of Allied Health Sciences, the successful applicant will be an innovative teacher and researcher in the Discipline of Exercise and Sport, and contribute to the University, discipline and community through service roles.

The opportunity

The role involves academic leadership and the promotion of excellence in research, teaching and service and engagement in Exercise and Sport. The position will include leadership of the Discipline of Exercise and Sport within the School of Allied Health Sciences and involve supervision of Exercise and Sport staff. The Discipline Lead (Exercise and Sport) role involves oversight of all programs offered within the Discipline including the Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, the Bachelor of Sport Development and associated honours programs.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Gold Coast campus; however the successful candidate will be expected to travel to other campuses of the University.The successful candidate will have an underlying Professorial (Level E) appointment and also be expected to undertake a 3 year term as the Discipline Lead (Exercise and Sport). The timing of the Discipline Lead component of the role is open to negotiation.

About you

The successful candidate will have extensive experience and an outstanding track record in high level academic leadership, learning and teaching, and research and community engagement in Exercise and Sport.

Salary range

A salary package that includes a base Professorial salary of $179,288 per annum, and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position information pack:
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the information pack by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the information pack.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Elizabeth Cardell, Acting Head of School on +61 7 55529570 or via email

For application queries, please contact Meg Quinn, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.