Lecturer in Prosthetics and Orthotics (Clinical Educator)

Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast
Level B, $102,961 - $122,155 p.a
30 Sep 2022
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30 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Prosthetics and Orthotics (Clinical Educator)

  • School of Health | Sunshine Coast Campus
  • Level B, $102,961 - $122,155 p.a., plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Full-time, ongoing

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity available for a high-achieving, innovative, and resourceful Level B Academic to join our School of Health at our award-winning Sunshine Coast Campus at Sippy Downs.

You will support the facilitation of quality placements and clinical education of social work and human services students whilst on simulated, telehealth, external or internal placements. The Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics is a new program at UniSC, where you will prepare students for a career assessing, prescribing and developing client centred treatment plans. You will equip students with the knowledge required to cast, modify and manufacture devices. By completion of the program, students will provide therapy and education regarding the use and care of appropriate prosthetics or orthotics devices that serves physical and functional limitations of people resulting from illness, disease and/or disability. Find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpTA5YB1IvU

Our Sunshine Coast Campus facilities include a $37m Engineering Learning Hub with 3D CAVE2TM visualisation studio, $5.5 million Performing Arts Centre, simulated nursing and paramedic labs, specialised computer, science, manufacturing and design labs, nationally accredited sport science labs, and a range of interactive digital learning spaces.

UniSC Sunshine Coast also includes a high-performance sport precinct with Olympic-standard swimming pool, two fully equipped gyms and the 3000-seat USC Stadium, which is home to the Sunshine Coast LightningSunshine Coast ThunderAustralian Cycling Academy and USC Spartans.

Take a tour of UniSC Sunshine Coast here: https://www.usc.edu.au/usc-sunshine-coast-tour

You will:

  • contribute to the teaching practice and leadership in teaching within prosthetics and orthotics;
  • undertake high-impact research; supervise honours students and HDR candidates; 
  • play a part in successful research grant applications; and 
  • contribute to governance, coordination of and participation in the school capacity-building activities, and activities that contribute to the student experience.

About UniSC

As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, UniSC is ripe with opportunities for passionate, skilled and determined leaders who want to make an impact in higher education.

We are one of the most respected universities in Australia for our teaching quality, as acknowledged by our five-star rating in the Good Universities Guide - a title we have held for 16 consecutive years.

On the world stage, we are a recognised global leader when it comes to sustainability principles. In the 2021 Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, UniSC was ranked as third in the world for our research, outreach and stewardship when it comes to conserving and protecting life underwater. For life on the land, we were ranked fifth– both titles a welcome recognition of our work in these specialty areas of research and stewardship.

The standings come alongside the Australian Research Council’s recognition of UniSC as a producer of world-class research in 26 areas, including environmental impact, mental and medical health, technology, and human behaviour.

UniSC’s impact in national and international research continues to be fast-growing and, since 2013, we have more than tripled our annual research income to $26 million.

While these results are impressive, they are just the start of our story. We are young, agile and determined to become Australia’s premier regional university.

We warmly encourage you to join us on this journey.

About you

You contribute to a positive and engaging academic environment, enabling excellence for both staff and students. Your well-developed interpersonal skills and exceptional written and verbal communication enable you to successfully deliver a superior student experience to a diverse student cohort. You collaborate cohesively and share your expertise to contribute to the ongoing success of the schools teaching and research outcomes.

You will possess:

  • a minimum of ten-years clinical experience as an accredited professional in the field of prosthetics and orthotics or completion or near-completion of a doctoral qualification in a relevant field; current membership and/or eligibility for in the Australian Orthotic and Prosthetics Association;
  • strong personal qualities and collegiate approaches that contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive academic environment conducive to engagement and achievement for both staff and students; and evidence of a research track record and commitment to teaching excellence.

At UniSC, we have a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences. Should you require additional support, email usccareers@usc.edu.au or phone +61 7 5430 2830.



For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact:

Dr Nicole Masters

Acting Head of School
School of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Telephone: 07 5459 5906 or by email: nmasters@usc.edu.au

Please apply by Midnight, Monday 31 October 2022

All applications must be lodged through our website, by visiting https://www.usc.edu.au/community/work-at-usc.

A completed application includes:

  • a statement that addresses each of the selection criteria contained within the position description and your resume/curriculum vitae.  Information regarding how to prepare your application and effectively address selection criteria is available on our website information for applicants.

Benefits of working at UniSC

UniSC is a community which recognises and embraces diversity among our staff, students and community partnerships. We provide an inclusive environment where each person feels they belong and are respected, connected and empowered.

UniSC is a proud recipient of the prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze Award, granted as part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative which aims to address and improve gender equity in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines. Attaining an award is recognition of our ongoing commitment to improving gender equity and ensuring that women from diverse backgrounds, as well as underrepresented groups, are best positioned to reach their full potential.

UniSC offers career enhancement opportunities such as professional development and specialised leadership and management programs. We are an inclusive employer offering flexible work options, extensive and generous leave options and a 36.25 hour working week for our professional staff. For more information, visit our website/ https://www.usc.edu.au/about/work-at-unisc/benefits-of-working-at-unis