Lecturer, Education Focussed, Discipline of Physiotherapy

Sydney, Australia
15 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Education-focussed role in Physiotherapy
  • Currently located at Faculty of Health Sciences, Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe
  • Fixed term to December 2020, full-time preferred. Remuneration package: $106K, which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

We wish to enhance our established teaching program with an appointment of a Lecturer (Level B). You will join an established and highly-skilled teaching team and make a substantial contribution to the continued success of our teaching programs.

Education-focused roles are a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design. In this role you will be expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design, and evaluation within the discipline. The majority of your contribution will be to education (60% by mutual agreement).

Applicants must have expertise in any area of clinical and/or research-led Physiotherapy teaching to be involved in our Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and Master of Physiotherapy https://sydney.edu.au/courses/courses/pc/master-of-physiotherapy.html courses. There will be opportunities to contribute to ongoing curriculum development ensuring that our programs produce future leaders in Physiotherapy, health care, health research, and health education. This is a stimulating position that offers the opportunity to be involved in cross-disciplinary education and research within the faculty, throughout the University of Sydney, and with international partners. The Discipline enjoys access to state of the art facilities for teaching and research purposes.  Note that the faculty will be joining the Faculty of Medicine and Health in 2020.

In this role you will:

  • teach into undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Physiotherapy, and may take on responsibility for unit of study coordination and contribute to curriculum development
  • contribute to the Faculty’s academic program of innovation in education and excellence in governance
  • contribute to administrative aspects of teaching, research, and community-industry engagement
  • have opportunities to engage with the profession of Physiotherapy and the public, and collaborate with our clinical partners and staff in research, teaching, and industry engagement
  • work as an effective team member and, as required, coordinate units of study

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role. Full time appointment is preferred with minimum 0.6 FTE to be considered.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer who has:

  • a PhD in a field relevant to physiotherapy
  • significant recent clinical expertise in any area of Physiotherapy and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • experience in research-informed teaching
  • experience in curriculum development and student supervision in the clinical environment (desirable)
  • excellent communication skills
  • demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a range of roles in diverse teams.

About us

The Faculty of Health Sciences  at the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences research and education. Courage and creativity guides our decision making, teaching and research. The strategic direction of the faculty is to be known nationally and internationally for the impact of our transformational education and research, and importantly, our research will be deeply embedded with our global partners. The faculty seeks mutually beneficial engagement with local health districts, primary health care networks, academia, industry and communities. We work effectively in diverse cultural settings. Our students represent culturally and socially diverse backgrounds; hence we are building a health workforce that reflects Australia’s diversity. As well as graduating outstanding clinicians we graduate leaders in health who have an international perspective.

The Faculty’s Discipline of Physiotherapy is actively involved in ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research that has had a substantial impact on the health and quality of life of the community across the lifespan, and is embedded in our Faculty’s Research strengths:


One of the hallmarks of the faculty is research-informed teaching, and consequently we ensure that our undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy programs are enriched by cutting-edge research.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.  

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 4 weeks from advertising (dependent upon sponsorship being an option)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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