Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

Hawthorn, Australia
29 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2021
Contract Type
  • Department of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Part or Full time (0.4-1.0 FTE), ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level C: starting at 122,946 + 17% superannuation

Bring your strong and energetic leadership in teaching and research to Swinburne’s Occupational Therapy Program

About the Job

As the Senior Lecturer, you will lead the course, contributing strategic direction and working closely with the Chair of Department, and the Associate Deans of Education and Research. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of curriculum in postgraduate entry-level professional courses in the Master of Occupational Therapy and the Department of Nursing and Allied Health. The candidate will participate in the administration and ongoing curriculum development of related courses offered by the department and school and contribute to work integrated learning and progress an active research profile aligned to the strategic direction of the University.

The primary focus of the Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy is to provide course level oversight, convene and teach post graduate units, contribute to coordination of academic programs and supervise research students. You will possess a passion to lead, innovate and embrace diversity to enrich the opportunities of colleagues and students in the delivery of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School of Health Science. The incumbent will be expected to carry out educational and curriculum development of both online and on campus learning materials and assessments.

In addition, the appointee will facilitate the overall coordination of curriculum. The incumbent will be expected to function as a member of both discipline-based and interdisciplinary teams to help the faculty to achieve its objectives. The incumbent will be expected to carry out appropriate activities that will maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional expertise.


This position is currently located at the Hawthorn campus in Melbourne, but the incumbent may be required to undertake duties at any of the University's campuses.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in Occupational Science or a closely related discipline
  • AHPRA registered occupational therapist
  • Experience in undertaking teaching, associated administrative duties, coordination and curriculum development.
  • Advanced knowledge in one or more practice areas in Occupational Therapy

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Prof Rachael McDonald via email

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Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021

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