Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Science

Ballarat/Victoria, Australia
20 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time
  • School of Science, Psychology and Sport (SciPS) – Mt Helen Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • Academic Level D - $143,565 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Be part of our diverse community

Today, we are proud to have more than 23,000 domestic and international students and 110,000 alumni across Australia and the world. Into our supportive, inclusive and thriving community, we welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. We have a network of onshore partner providers for international students in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, as well as offshore partners in Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education programs at Federation University.

About the role

Lead the development and delivery of Exercise and Sport Science programs at our Mt Helen, Ballarat campus as well as contribute to the research program and administrative functions. Join our dynamic and internationally successful research team in our newly refurbished facilities.

You will:

  • develop, teach, coordinate, and moderate courses;
  • undertake teaching and assessment of undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students;
  • supervise students undertaking project courses, honours programs and research higher degrees; and
  • make an outstanding contribution to research activity.

About you

To be considered for this position, you will have demonstrated:

  • commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching and learning, and a good teaching record;
  • relevant experience and leadership which demonstrates an understanding of contemporary practice in the sport and exercise field;
  • record of research at a national and international level; and
  • capacity to supervise honours and postgraduate research students.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. We warmly welcome applications from international applicants to be considered for future opportunities and all applications will be considered provided they meet the requirements of the role.

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How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 6 December 2020.

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria, to view the Position Description, please visit

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For almost 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.

We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

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At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.