Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology

North Sydney, Australia
$133,726 to $171,555 p.a. employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
15 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Make significant contributions to the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology program by providing theoretical and clinical teaching and research
  • Part time 0.8FTE (28 hours per week), continuing position at North Sydney campus

About ACU:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses: Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

About The Faculty Of Health Sciences:

The Faculty of Health Sciences comprises three schools: Allied Health; Behavioural and Health Sciences; and Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. There are currently approximately 14,000 students (EFTSL) and 530 (FTE) staff in the faculty under the disciplines: occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, exercise science, exercise physiology, nutrition science, biomedical science, nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychology and public health. The Faculty is represented across seven ACU campuses. The Faculty's current research priorities focus on Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolism, Health Services Research, Nutrition, Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, Psychology and Mental Health. An expanding portfolio of postgraduate courses is also available in coursework and research. Many postgraduate courses within the Faculty have been developed in conjunction with industries in order to meet specific needs of the professions and industry. Some postgraduate units are offered in flexible learning mode by online study. All students have professional and clinical experience that is supervised by specially qualified practitioners. Catholic hospitals and other public, private and specialty organisations, as well as schools and the health and sports industry, are involved with preparing for promoting and offering this valued and essential experience. The goals of the Faculty are closely linked to and emanate from the Mission of the University. The areas of achievement by the Faculty include the key areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community engagement in addition to specific objectives regarding internationalisation, quality and resource management. It has well-established procedures for evaluating performance and ensuring quality which involve students and representatives of the various statutory registration authorities and professional organisations, as well as recent graduates and employers. Further information about the Faculty can be found at:

About The National School Of Allied Health:

The National School of Allied Health is located on six of the University's campuses: Brisbane, Strathfield, North Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Ballarat and is responsible for delivery of programs in four professional disciplines: Occupational Therapy; Speech Pathology; Physiotherapy; and Social Work / Human Services. Further information about the School can be found at:

About Speech Pathology:

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology Program is offered on three campuses: Melbourne, North Sydney and Brisbane. The program aims to prepare students to assess and diagnose difficulties with communication and swallowing, and enables them to provide intervention and support that is person-centred, culturally-sensitive and evidence-based. Consistent with the mission of ACU, the program is underpinned by values including a respect for the dignity of the human person, commitment to social justice, equity, advocacy, and a responsibility to the common good. The program comprises speech pathology theoretical units, inter-professional units, and professional practice units. Meritorious students may be eligible to undertake an embedded Honours program in third and fourth year.

The full course details can be found at:

The program utilises engaging and innovative learning and teaching activities, which are planned and delivered by a national team. Staff have a strong commitment to research and/or the scholarship of learning and teaching, and regard a commitment to these activities as essential to the successful delivery of the program. The Bachelor of Speech Pathology has been fully accredited across all campuses by Speech Pathology Australia.

About the role:

A Senior Lecturer (Level C) in Speech Pathology, you are expected to make significant contributions to the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology program by providing theoretical and clinical teaching and research. You will teach into and/or coordinate units of study within the speech pathology program that align with their experience and expertise and contribute to the leadership of the program's activities (teaching, scholarship, research). More specifically the role entails, consulting with the Head of School and Assistant Deputy/Deputy Head of School of Allied Health, National Head of Discipline, the Course Coordinators of Speech Pathology on other campuses and other staff as required, ensuring that the delivery of the Speech Pathology curriculum is comprehensively managed.

You will need to have:

  • A degree in Speech Pathology (Bachelor or Masters) and eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Advanced knowledge or practice demonstrated in significant teaching experience and a higher degree (e.g. Masters or PhD or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated ability to implement innovative and effective teaching, assessment and learning experiences at the higher education level.
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or excellence in designing curriculum, professional practice experiences and/or innovative learning environments for students.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and disseminate high quality activities related to research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide academic leadership at the School or University levels in areas of teaching and learning, professional practice, quality improvement and/or research.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills to contribute to positive relationships in an academic team and within the School, University and professional community.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a range of educational and administrative processes including planning, marketing, and continuous quality improvement of programs and courses.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and/or Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP) (ACT only).

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

Obtain the Position Description from the website. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description and outline how they would support the mission of the university. To apply for this role click the 'View Position Description and Apply' buttons above or below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $158,014 - $171,555 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $133,726 - $145,299 (pro rata) pa (Academic Level C), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Jane McCormack, Associate Professor and Head of Speech Pathology at: or by telephone: 02 9739 2694.

Candidates must hold Australian work rights to apply for this position. For permanent/continuing roles, applicants must have permanent work rights.

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ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Applications close: 11-SEP-2022 at 11:59 pm AUS Eastern Standard Time