Professor / Associate Professor, Sport and Exercise Science, School of Health Sciences

Sydney, Australia
$190,689 to $243,832 p.a.
03 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you will be part of an organisation that is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and top of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,500 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

The University is deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve, which is Australia’s fastest growing economy and one of the most culturally diverse areas in Australia. Our 11 campuses include a hybrid network of technology-infused vertical CBD campuses and more traditional campuses across Western Sydney.

We take pride in challenging the traditional notion of what a university ‘should’ be and are dedicated to ensuring our 49,500 students enjoy the best and most dynamic learning experience possible. From our forward-focused reworking of our teaching methodologies to connecting our learning hubs with industry, we are equipping our students with real-world learning experiences and future employment.

With more than 200,000 highly respected alumni we are ranked the highest university in NSW for graduate employer satisfaction. Join us as we shape the future of Western Sydney.

About the School

The School of Health Sciences is educating tomorrows graduates in an environment that is contemporary, challenging, and adaptive to a rapidly evolving world. Our teaching programs are intrinsically interdisciplinary, and cover a broad range of professional and other disciplines in the clinical and non-clinical health sciences, and in sport-related disciplines. These areas are underpinned by a strong focus on research and research led teaching, and involves partnerships with a range of external organisations. Our programs include undergraduate degrees, Honours degrees, coursework Masters programs, and higher degree research programs (Masters and PhD).

The School’s programs combine strong interprofessional health and related competencies common to all health science and sport professionals with specialist discipline practice.

Our sport and exercise science program is a well-established 3-year undergraduate program accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Students can also progress to our Master of Research, Master of Philosophy, or Doctor of Philosophy programs. The sport and exercise science program has strong collaborations and partnerships with professional sport and community organisations within Western Sydney, nationally, and globally.

About You and the Role

We are seeking a forward thinking, dynamic, and innovative scholar to join us at the level of Professor (Level E) or Associate Professor (Level D) and take on a broad senior leadership role in Sport and Exercise Science.

You will be involved in a range of academic activities including the development, implementation, and teaching of subjects in Sport and Exercise Science, and will undertake research and supervisory responsibilities, including the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students in your area of expertise.

You will have expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas, with the ability to work across general areas of sport and exercise science:

  • Sport science in high performance sport
  • Applied physiology and nutrition in sport and exercise
  • Data analytics in sport and exercise

This position is based at the Campbelltown campus, however multi-campus activities requiring travel between campuses and clinical sites may be required.

Remuneration Package:

Academic Level D - $190,689 to $209,441 p.a., (comprising Salary of $161,573 to $177,601 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Academic Level E - $243,832 p.a., (comprising Salary of $206,995 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Benefits and Perks

  • 17% superannuation contributions
  • Inclusive culture
  • Access to employee benefits including salary packaging options and a variety of savings and discounts on a range of goods and services

For further information on this position, please refer to the Candidate Brief 

Position Enquiries: Professor Gregory Kolt, Dean, School of Health Sciences, email or +61 2 4620 3747

Recruitment Enquiries: The Recruitment Team can be contacted 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday via email

Closing Date: 8:30 pm AEDT, Sunday 5 March 2023