Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Perth, Australia
27 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • $103,101- $122,133 plus superannuation (pro-rata)
  • A range of continuing and fixed term roles available
  • Flexible part time and full time options

Job Reference: 847405

  • Continuing Teaching Academic – Full time
  • Continuing Teaching and Research Academic – Part time 0.5FTE
  • 6-month fixed term Teaching Academic – Full time
  • 12-month fixed term Teaching Academic - Part time 0.8 FTE

Curtin School of Allied Health

Curtin’s School of Allied Health offers professionally recognised courses in Exercise and Sport Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, and Speech Pathology. We also operate specialist clinics at Curtin Perth, Challis Community Primary School and Curtin Clinics Cockburn, where our students can hone their skills while delivering professional services to the community. These positions will undertake all aspects of work, with particular emphasis on clinical expertise and input into fieldwork teaching in Physiotherapy.

In these roles you will….

  • Provide clinical expertise into the Physiotherapy discipline, specifically in the areas of neurology, acute inpatient care, paediatrics, disability and orthopaedics.
  • Be able to teach across all physiotherapy courses including entry level and clinical masters.
  • Adhere to the course accreditation requirements
  • Undertake a range of teaching activities including unit coordination, delivering interactive and innovative learning opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively within the School and engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Undertake high quality scholarship and / or research projects.

Why choose Curtin?

A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities.
  • State of the art offices and agile working.
  • We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019).
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA).
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • Opportunities for on-going career development.

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

We are looking for someone with…

We are looking for candidates that can provide critical clinical expertise into our physiotherapy courses in a range of Physiotherapy units. Clinical physiotherapists with expertise in neurology, acute inpatient hospital care, orthopaedics, disability and / or paediatrics will be highly regarded.

  • Doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline (or equivalent accreditation and professional standing for Teaching Focused Clinical role)
  • Demonstrated experience planning learning activities, units and/or courses that reflect a command of the field, founded on research-based pedagogical practices.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting learning activities online, distributed or face-to-face as appropriate, which stimulate and foster student learning.
  • Ability to provide support to the course team in the development of curricula and resources
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work collaboratively with demonstrated team building skills.
  • High-level interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Effective listening and strong interpersonal skills.

Teaching and Research role only 

  • An established record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • A history of successful competitive grant applications.

COVID 19 – Vaccination Policy
Candidates should note that some Curtin University positions are covered by the Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.
If the position you are applying for is covered by this policy, you will be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status (or formally granted exemption) prior to commencing employment.

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter. 

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Applications close: 10th February 2022 (9pm WST)

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team via curtincareers@curtin.edu.au. If you would like to speak to the discipline directly, please contact Associate Professor Courtenay Harris, Deputy Head of School at C.Harris@curtin.edu.au.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.