Associate Professor, Podiatry

Newcastle, Australia
$152,252 to $167,731 plus 17% super and is commensurate with experience.
16 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Permanent full-time opportunity on the beautiful Central Coast
  • Academic Level D + 17% super
  • Shape the future as the co-lead of the first joint Podiatry program in Australia

Be challenged and imagine with us

As the Associate Professor and Head of Discipline in Podiatry, you have the unique opportunity to develop, implement and co-lead a new four-year joint program. You will benefit from the University’s strong commitment to the Podiatry discipline and being part of a large multidisciplinary School of Health Sciences. You will have the opportunity to establish a vibrant, enthusiastic, positive professional environment.

Some of the key requirements in this role are to:

  • Contribute significantly to the School’s vision to be a leader in teaching and learning and developing curriculum with a focus on innovative contemporary education
  • Enjoy challenging the status quo and helping transform current practices
  • Promote a collaborative and dynamic research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, publication outputs, and research higher degree graduates
  • Provide vision and leadership to the Newcastle podiatry team, with a collaborative approach to leadership across multiple institutions
  • Provide academic leadership to promote a workplace culture that embraces opportunities to benefit students, the School and the wider University.

This is a continuing opportunity primarily based at the Central Coast on Darkinjung land.

Click ‘Apply’ to find the link to the position description on the advert on our University of Newcastle jobs page.

How will you inspire us?

As an Associate Professor you will be a leading practitioner and scholar of significant national and international standing. You will demonstrate significant leadership in the School in terms of priorities for research impact and engagement. Your vision and innovative approach will drive the transformation of the School’s podiatry curricula and research direction. Your experience, commitment to quality learning and strong track record in research will inspire and engage our student community in their passion for podiatry.

You will have:

  • A PhD qualification in Podiatry or health-related discipline
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) without restrictions, notifications or conditions
  • Proven ability to lead and support a team
  • The zest, vitality and expertise to be at the top of your field
  • A commitment to the continuous quality improvement of education
  • A nationally and internationally recognised research profile with high-quality and impactful outputs
  • Evidence of success in securing internal and external funding for research
  • A contemporary evidence-based approach to education with a focus on curriculum development
  • A track record of high student satisfaction scores
  • Evidence of an established professional network and success in strategic partnerships

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do. 

About the College

The College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing is an innovative, research-intensive centre of education excellence. In collaboration with our external partners and stakeholders, including our long-standing partnerships with our regions’ health districts, the College prepares exemplary, career-ready health professionals, and produces world-leading research that builds capacity for excellence in healthcare interventions.

We create lifelong learners who are valued in the sector and prized by employers. Characterised by multi-disciplinary and collaborative research clusters, the College prioritises and invests in research that impacts the health of local and global communities. A University of Newcastle degree opens career doors with 87.5% of students finding employment within four months of graduating. Real-world, practical experience is embedded into all our programs.

The University of Newcastle is a global leader, committed to equity and excellence. Our vision is to create a better future for our regions and world, supported by our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

What we offer

The remuneration for the Level D position is from $152,252 to $167,731 plus 17% super and is commensurate with experience.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit

Let’s be part of something bigger together. 

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Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
  • Your CV

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Charlotte Rees, Head of School -

School of Health Sciences on (02) 4921 7284 or via email

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Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Closing date: Sunday, 11th September 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!