Discipline Leader in Exercise, Sports Science and Rehabilitation (Associate Professor, Level D)

Wollongong, Australia
$157,023 to $168,515 +17% superannuation
01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Permanent/Continuing, full-time position
  • Level D: $157,023 to $168,515 +17% superannuation

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH) comprises the Schools of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience (SCMB), Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences (SEALS), the School of Nursing (SON), the Graduate School of Medicine (GSM, Doctor of Medicine program) and the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences (MIHS). With such a diverse science and health focus, SMAH is positioned to be a major force in connected and science-embedded education and translational science, medical and health research in Australia. Empowered by first-class teaching and driven by active research and discovery towards being in the top 1% of Universities in the world, this Faculty combines the very best of science, with strong capacity for translation to our global communities’ needs and aspirations. The School of MIHS currently offers under- and postgraduate degrees or in Exercise Science, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Strength and Conditioning and is looking to diversify our offerings with an increasing emphasis on Sports Science. Our current Exercise Science degrees are among the most popular degree offerings at UOW.

We are seeking an experienced academic with a strong track record capable of leading a multi-disciplinary group to strengthen curriculum and research in Exercise, Sports Science and Rehabilitation.

The position holder will lead the Discipline of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation within the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences (MIHS) of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health at UOW. We are seeking an established academic who can lead the discipline strategically in teaching and learning, research and administration and liaise with major internal (UOW) and external stakeholders.

In addition to leading the day-to-day operations of the discipline and supporting the Head of School, the position holder will be expected to demonstrate extensive knowledge of national and international programs and research trends in Exercise and Sports Sciences, coordinate Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation processes for all Exercise Science programs (clinical and non-clinical). You will pursue an independent program of research that has the potential to significantly enhance the research profile in Exercise or Sports Science and status of the School and University.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process. For further information about this position, please contact Professor Paul Stapley, Head of School: Medical, Indigenous & Health Sciences on + 61 2 4239 2514 or by email at pstapley@uow.edu.au 

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022, 11:59 PM

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