Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Health Sciences

Sydney, Australia
13 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Salary Package: Associate Professor (Level D), From $152,378 to $167,607 p.a. or Senior Lecturer (Level C) from $126,879 to $145,912 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location
  • Exciting opportunity in an innovative and progressive environment

The Role

The Department of Chiropractic is seeking an Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer with vision, capability and leadership in the discipline of clinical health science. The successful candidate will have an established track record in musculoskeletal clinical research with a developing international reputation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths across clinical health sciences research programs and teaching streams, will have experience in curriculum development and curriculum reviews, and will have successfully delivered key units/courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will have evidence of high-level academic leadership in research, successful research collaboration, a strong track record of high impact peer reviewed publications, and will have attracted significant competitive research funding. The successful appointee will promote the department and faculty within the academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally, as well as contribute to the Faculty’s teaching, research, program development, and service at a national and international level.

The successful candidate will teach concepts in a suite of units in the area of principles in health and disease, including physiology, pharmacology and pathology. Their teaching will provide students the opportunity to explore the relationship between health and disease, from both the biological and psychological perspective. This fundamental information about health and disease will form the foundation for students to understand the concepts of clinical problem solving and differential diagnosis, ultimately providing students with the knowledge and skills to assess the health status of a patient.

About You

To succeed in this position, you will be an outstanding individual with the capacity for academic leadership and expertise across a range of scholarships relating to discovery, integration, teaching, application, leadership and citizenship.

You will have a sustained level of academic achievement and high performance in clinical health sciences. You will be a leader or emerging leader in your field, and your dedication and expertise will have translated into real world outcomes and benefits to the community at large. You will have developed innovative and impactful approaches to teaching in both the classroom and online learning environments.

Your scientific networks will illustrate your ability to work collaboratively with leading scientists across sectors and disciplines. Your successful track record of attracting competitive research funding through industry or government sources, and your collaborative and collegial approach to working with others, will enable you to perform effectively across different sectors to solve important problems that our world faces. You will have a strong track record in supervising higher degree research students to completion.

You will be aligned with Macquarie University’s longstanding commitment of advancing equity and diversity principles. Your proven track record of developing trust, building commitment, modelling core university values and fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation and excellence will enable you to succeed in this role.

About Us

The Department of Chiropractic delivers a highly successful, evidence-based and accredited teaching program that educates students in the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic skills required for registration as a chiropractor. The Department, program and staff have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and aim to continuously improve and refresh their approach to teaching. The Department has a strong commitment to a musculoskeletal research program, as well as service to the profession and the community. For further information about the Department of Chiropractic, please click here.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Macquarie’s research strengths, ranging from biological, environmental and clinical sciences, and philosophy, address some of the most pressing global issues including food security, climate change, hearing loss, chronic diseases and medical ethics. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:


  • A PhD in a health-related discipline and excellent contributions to scholarship and research
  • A strong track record of research in clinical health science as evidenced by a sustained record of high impact publications in top tier journals
  • Demonstrated ability to attract competitive research funding;
  • Evidence of mentoring junior colleagues and leading externally funded research projects
  • Demonstrated experience in evidence based university teaching and learning including innovation in curriculum design or delivery, course coordination and planning of teaching activities in the field of clinical health sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract and mentor higher degree research students through to completion

Additional Selection Criteria for appointment at Level D

  • Demonstrated academic leadership, and professional expertise in the field of clinical health sciences.
  • Demonstrated capacity to take on a leadership role in the Department - for example as program director or as director of higher degree research;
  • Demonstrated capacity to build collaborative partnerships with industry and professional bodies in order to derive benefits for teaching and/or research outcomes;
  • Evidence of leadership in course development and/or teaching innovation;

Specific Role Enquiries: Rosemary Giuriato, Head of Department and Director of Clinics: email or phone +61 2 9850 6992

General Enquiries: Katherine Rodionoff, HR Consultant:

Applications Close: Sunday 17 November 2019 at 11:55 pm EST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.