Associate Professor in Speech Pathology

Brisbane, Australia
$149,761 to $193,040 per annum plus super of up to 17%
18 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

About This Opportunity

Our world-leading School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences seeks an engaging and dedicated Associate Professor with teaching and research expertise in Speech Pathology to provide leadership within the School.

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences includes the professional disciplines of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology. Undergraduate programs are available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with graduate entry programs available in all disciplines. Students gain supervised professional experience as part of their academic program and graduates are ready for immediate entry to their profession on completion of their degree. All disciplines within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are active in research and are making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their professions. Further details about the School and its activities may be accessed on the School’s website at

As an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology, you will demonstrate excellence in teaching (including clinical teaching), research, supervision and researcher development, and citizenship and service. You will have the opportunity to make a skilled and collegial contribution to teaching, course coordination and curriculum design whilst also undertaking leadership roles within the School including a leadership role in speech pathology and principal supervision of Higher Degree by Research students. As a teaching and research academic, you will demonstrate, and continue to build upon, a sustained record of outstanding impact and achievement that is internationally recognised in both teaching and research in the discipline of speech pathology.

Based at our vibrant St Lucia campus, this position is ideal for those with a passion for, and expertise in, the world-class instruction and advancement of speech pathology.

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.

About You 

We are seeking an experienced academic with a PhD in Speech Pathology. In addition, you will possess:

  • International recognition in speech pathology and an excellent record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
  • Ability to successfully lead a research team, with an excellent record of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing significant external research funding from institutional and commercial sources.
  • Evidence of an exceptional level of quality teaching at undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate level across a variety of settings, including small and large groups.
  • An established record of course coordination and in advancing the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in speech pathology.
  • An extensive record of supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students to successful completion.
  • A record of meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with evidence of leadership in external activities.
  • A strong record of leadership through mentoring, collaboration, and consideration for staff wellbeing.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time (100%), continuing position at Academic Level D. 

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $149,761 - $164,991 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $175,220 – $193,040 per annum. Should you be based out of state/country, relocation support may be available.

The benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, to up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, and a commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff. There are also genuine career progression opportunities available for high-performing individuals, both within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences team, as well as UQ more broadly.


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Nerina Scarinci (Head of Speech Pathology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) at

For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter (up to 6 pages) addressing the ‘About You’ section 
  • Resume

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

Other Information

Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

Speech Pathology Australia Membership: It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent be eligible for Certified Practising Speech Pathologist Membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

UQ values equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to reflect the broader community by attracting and retaining high-quality staff from a range of backgrounds. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from people who bring diversity to our School – whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability.  Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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