Assistant Professor (A or B), Innovation, Evaluation and Research Coordinator (Conjoint Appointment)

Gold Coast, Australia
$122,074.88 to $144,783.95 p.a. plus 10.5% superannuation per annum.
14 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position

The Assistant Professor / Research Coordinator is a conjoint appointment between the Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services (MHSS) and Bond University Occupational Therapy program. The position is classified as a Bond University Assistant Professor and will contribute to teaching and research within both organisations.

About the Mental Health Service

Allied Health Professionals within Gold Coast Health have access to an additional Professional Capability Framework for Allied Health which complements the organisation-wide Core Capability Framework. The Professional Capability Framework details the professional capabilities for Allied Health positions, providing a common language and set of expectations across the professions and acting as a developmental tool to support and inform discussions about professional skill development and career progression within Gold Coast Health. Further information can be found online.

The Innovation, Evaluation and Research Unit at Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services (MHSS) has been funded to bring high level research expertise to the evaluation processes (design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination) of innovation projects, service evaluation of innovation projects and research activities. The Research Coordinator for the MHSS Research Unit is a newly created position and will work in close collaboration with the Head of Research (Adults) and the Head of Research (Child and Youth) to lead and develop the research team and its activities from a research oriented managerial perspective.

About Bond University Occupational Therapy

The Master of Occupational Therapy is an extended AQF level 9 pre-registration program, run in a 14-week trimester mode, allowing completion of a six-semester program in 2 years. Suitable candidates can continue research into an Occupational Therapy Doctorate. The program is accredited by the Australian Occupational Therapy Council, recognised by WFOT, and a candidate for accreditation in the United States.

Bond Occupational Therapy Philosophy

The philosophy of Bond Occupational Therapy is based on the principles of occupational science, using a systems approach to environments.  The course is founded on the belief that meaningful and purposeful occupation is fundamental to health and well-being. The Bond Occupational Therapy graduate will have a global outlook, be contemporary, work-ready, pragmatic, and skilled. In addition to technical competence, the Bond MOT will have strong business acumen and professionalism, as well as leadership and research ability. The student experience is paramount with an individualised experience, small class sizes, and exceptional learning environments.

About the position

The position will provide advanced leadership skills to operationally and professionally manage the Research, Innovation, and Evaluation team in MHSS. The incumbent will be accountable for coordinating the MHSS Research Committee as well as leading the development in collaboration with MHSS Executive and Governance Committees.

The incumbent will also be accountable in collaboration with the MHSS Executive for ensuring that all Research, Innovation, and Evaluation activity is carried out with the policy and procedures of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

The appointee will contribute to research and scholarship that expands knowledge and practice in occupational therapy. The appointee will also make a significant and original contribution to teaching and learning in the area of mental health and occupational therapy and have an active role in supervising student research at master’s and doctoral levels.

This position will report operationally to the Head of Program, Occupational Therapy for work undertaken for Bond University.  For work undertaken for Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services the position will report to the Clinical Director, Mental Health and Specialist Services.

About the person

Possession of a relevant PhD and/or postgraduate qualification with extensive professional experience in Occupational Therapy is required. Registration as an Occupational Therapist in Australia is essential.

The candidate will have experience in fostering clinician engagement in research and research training, in leading research teams, working collaboratively across range of health professional disciplines, and a successful grant and publication track record. Additionally, the candidate must be student focused with experience teaching Occupational Therapy at a University level. It is a requirement for this position to have a  current blue card and a driver’s licence.

Employment will be through Bond University under a conjoint agreement between the University and GCHHSThe position will be located on the Gold Coast with 50% of the time spent at each of GCHHS and Bond University. The GCHHS component will be based within the mental health unit at Gold Coast University Hospital.

Salary details

The Bond campus offers vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities in a picturesque location, as well as a range of tangible benefits including (but not limited to): competitive remuneration, bus services to the door, available car parking, use of library, Career Development Services, corporate discount programs and a bulk-billing medical centre on-site. The position is based at The Bond Institute of Health and Sport, Robina.

The salary range for this appointment is from $122,074.88 (Assistant Professor B) to $144,783.95 (Assistant Professor A) plus 10.5% superannuation per annum. Salary packaging options are available for eligible employees.

Additional information

Position related enquiries can be directed to the Head of Occupational Therapy, Bond University, Professor Susan Brandis (07) 5595 2168 or Dr. Sandeep Chand, (07) 5687 7020.

Application and submission details

For further details regarding this appointment, please reference the Position Descriptions and Selection Criteria.

  • Assistant Professor A and Research Coordinator - Conjoint Appointment Position Description
  • Assistant Professor B and Research Coordinator - Conjoint Appointment Position Description
  • Selection Criteria – Assistant Professor and Innovation, Evaluation and Research Coordinator

Please note, the satisfactory completion of pre-hire checks will form part of this position's recruitment process.

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Applications close: Jan 9 2023

Applicants should have current work rights at the time of application. This status will be verified as part of the recruitment process.

Conditions of employment for this position are offered under a Bond Employment Contract (BEC).

Bond University is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage our students and staff to respect individuality and diversity. In line with Bond University’s values, people from diverse backgrounds, women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTIQ+, and people with a disability are encouraged to apply for positions at the University.

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