Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Gold Coast/Coffs Harbour, Australia
28 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2020
Contract Type
  • Continuing appointments, part-time and full-time positions available
  • Opportunities available at the Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour campus, relocation support available
  • Excellent salary and conditions, including 17% employer superannuation

About the roles

Southern Cross University and the School of Health and Human Sciences aim to be at the forefront of providing education that prepares high calibre graduates to be part of a contemporary health service. Our goals are to be a major contributor to the region's healthcare workforce and carry out world-leading research to tackle some of the biggest health challenges facing society. We want to be part of solutions that help improve health across the lifespan, through provision of quality education and regional engagement working closely with the health community.

Due to the ongoing success of the School’s programs and expansion at the Coffs Harbour campus, we are seeking to appoint additional Lecturers and Senior Lecturers in Occupational Therapy. The successful applicants will join a team of innovative and engaged learning community.

The successful applicants will actively contribute to the School through student centred teaching practice and development, contribute to the research and/or scholarship of teaching profile of the School through their publications, and undertake relevant engagement and service activities to support the School.

Applications are welcomed for Teaching and Research or Teaching Scholar academic profiles. The successful candidates can nominate a full-time or part-time placement and actual days/hours of work can be negotiated.

Senior Lecturer – A remuneration package of up to $163,882 per annum is offered for a Senior Lecturer appointment, inclusive of base salary $121,696-$140,070 per annum and 17% employer contribution to superannuation.  Pro-rata for part-time appointment.

Lecturer – A remuneration package of up to $138,091 per annum is offered for a Lecturer appointment, inclusive of base salary $99,649-$118,027 per annum and 17% employer contribution to superannuation.  Pro-rata for part-time appointment.

About you

We are seeking applications from energetic and engaged academics, either established academics or emerging academics with extensive clinical experience. To be successful in the role you will be committed to the ongoing enhancement of the life-changing services our occupational therapy graduates will deliver, and be passionate about the inherent rewards of a career in occupational therapy.

Candidates should understand and celebrate the diversity of our communities, and promote an inclusive environment to our students that will enable the best possible client outcomes.

With clinical and academic experience, you will be committed to applying evidenced-based best practice when teaching our students to deliver the highest standard of health care. 

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

About us

Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected research university with vibrant campuses in two states. Our growing world-class status is reinforced by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as ‘at world standard or above’ across 23 diverse research fields of global and national significance.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study. As an example of our excellent conditions, up to 6 months full pay parental leave is available to new parents.

In addition to occupational therapy, the School of Health and Human Sciences offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including nursing, midwifery, biomedical science, clinical exercise physiology, diabetes education and management, speech pathology, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, and sport and exercise science.

Applicant information

Job applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or currently hold a visa with ongoing work rights in Australia. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Our students, and those that our students are being trained to treat, are from diverse groups. We welcome applications from those who represent the diverse community we belong to. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ.

Applications close at 9:00am AEDT on Monday, 19 October 2020.

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