Associate Professor / Professor of Physiotherapy

Hobart / Launceston / Burnie, Australia
15 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

­­­­­­­­­­­Your New Role

Working as part of a state-wide team, this mission-critical role will see you design and deliver core components of our suite of allied health courses. You will oversee annual quality review cycles of the program in accordance with UTAS Quality Assurance; Partnerships; and Compliance policies, and will ensure the integrity of the program in accordance with accreditation requirements. Collaborating with the Departments of Health and Education, the Tasmanian Health Service and community stakeholders, you will ensure high-quality learning experiences through appropriate place-based curriculum in our entry-to-practice and other professional development courses. Providing exemplary academic leadership and supporting students to become evidence-based practitioners able to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams will see you succeed. Accountable for developing and overseeing collaborative and applied research in allied health, you will encompass varied methodologies in alignment with the strategic research priorities for the College.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision depends on the people we employ and on creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.  Our College of Health and Medicine has launched the Allied Health Expansion Program creating new opportunities to better support the allied health labour force needs in Tasmania. We are collaborating with government, health professionals, industry and local Tasmanian communities to increase allied health education, training and research opportunities in Tasmania. We are working towards developing research capabilities for clinicians, clinical educators and developing human health in a community wide capacity.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

As a proven academic leader with a strong record in team building and creating effective working relationships, you will contribute to a School committed to a set of workplace principles which facilitate a culture we are proud of, fostering staff wellbeing while enabling us to achieve our collective mission. Registration as a Physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PBA), under the auspices of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) is critical in this role. A substantial record in research that has made innovative contributions to the field of Physiotherapy demonstrated by a strong record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences, and success in securing external funding. Experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level multidisciplinary learning and teaching, with demonstrated experience of flexible learning and familiarity with innovative blended learning & teaching andragogy and digital technologies will be highly regarded.

What’s on Offer?

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community. On offer is a full-time opportunity with excellent benefits and 17% superannuation. Available to be based in Hobart, Launceston or the Cradle Coast, this role offers the addition of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world-famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce. From our island shores, our research extends to the great Southern Ocean and down to the Antarctic.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role. You are also required to address the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description. For further information about this position, please e-mail We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Applications close 11:55pm Sunday 12th February 2023

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.