Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Physical Education, School of Health Sciences

Sydney, Australia
02 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

2 Positions

Working at Western Sydney University means you will be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard.

We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,500 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

The University is deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve, which is Australia’s fastest growing economy and one of the most culturally diverse areas in Australia. Our 11 campuses include a hybrid network of technology-infused vertical CBD campuses and more traditional campuses across Western Sydney.

We take pride in challenging the traditional notion of what a university ‘should’ be and are dedicated to ensuring our 49,500 students enjoy the best and most dynamic learning experience possible. From our forward-focused reworking of our teaching methodologies to connecting our learning hubs with industry, we are equipping our students with real-world learning experiences and future employment.

With more than 200,000 highly respected alumni we are ranked the highest university in NSW for graduate employer satisfaction. Join us as we shape the future of Western Sydney.

The School of Health Sciences is educating tomorrow's graduates in an environment that is contemporary, challenging, and adaptive to a rapidly evolving world. Our teaching programs are intrinsically interdisciplinary, and cover a broad range of professional and other disciplines in the clinical and non-clinical health sciences, and in sport-related disciplines. These areas are underpinned by a strong focus on research and research led teaching, which often involves partnerships with a range of external organisations. Our programs include undergraduate degrees, Honours degrees, coursework Masters programs, and higher degree research programs (Masters and PhD).

We are seeking two forward thinking, dynamic, and innovative scholars to take on a role at the level of Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C) in Sport, Health, and Physical Education and to contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate programs in this area.

The successful candidates will have expertise and experience in one or preferably a combination of the following areas, with an ability to teach into general areas of sport, health, and physical education:

  • Socio-cultural aspects of Health and Physical Education, and Sport Development
  • Pedagogical aspects of sport coaching, health, and physical education
  • Sport for development
  • Outdoor/adventure education and its role in health and wellbeing.

In this position you will be expected to be involved in a range of academic activities including the coordination and teaching of units in the Health and Physical Education and Sport Development programs. The appointees will be expected to conduct research and supervise, where appropriate, undergraduate (Honours) and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students in their area of expertise.

You will work closely with research and teaching staff in the School of Health Sciences and will be encouraged to develop collaborations across the wider University. Appointees will also be required to foster relevant relationships external to the University for internships and research programs.

There are two full-time, ongoing positions available, based at the Parramatta or Kingswood campus but multi-campus teaching requiring travel between campuses may be required.

Benefits and Perks

  • Remuneration PackageAcademic Level B $125,306 to $147,860 p.a., (comprising Salary of $105,885 to $125,030 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading). Academic Level C $152,336 to $174,748 p.a., (comprising Salary of $128,856 to $148,011 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading).
  • 17% Superannuation contributions
  • Salary Packaging options and many other benefits

Position Enquiries: Professor Gregory Kolt, Dean, School of Health Sciences, +61 2 4620 3747 or email g.kolt@westernsydney.edu.au

Recruitment Enquiries: The Recruitment Team can be contacted 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday via email recruitment@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 21 March 2021

To be eligible for this position you must provide evidence of your Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency at the time of application.