Associate Professor (Level D) in Allied Health Research

Gold Coast, Australia
The total package is in the range $172,812 - $190,386 per annum.
07 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Parklands Dr, Southport QLD 4215, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Griffith University

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work is known for innovation and excellence in health education, research and clinical practice. We offer a range of health-focussed educational programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the Gold Coast, Nathan and Logan campuses. The Health Science/Allied Health disciplines represented in the School are Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Exercise Science, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Each discipline comprises a diverse academic staff profile with strong and productive programs of teaching and research, and a focus and commitment to developing capable and work-ready graduates. The School has significant research expertise in the areas of disability and rehabilitation including cognitive, neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory health.

Job Description

The opportunity

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work are seeking to appoint an outstanding researcher in a field of relevance to Allied Health to a research-intensive academic role. You will be expected to conduct and lead research of international standing in your core area of expertise and make a major contribution to Allied Health and related research at Griffith University. You will be immersed in a multidisciplinary research environment and work closely with researchers and stakeholders from outside your own discipline to address questions of significance to human health at scale. The role also includes a teaching and a service/engagement component that will be customised according to the expertise of the successful applicant and the teaching requirements of the School. An allied health qualification or registration as an allied health practitioner are not eligibility requirements for the role.

This is a full-time, continuing position based at the Gold Coast and Nathan campus. In-person attendance on-campus is a requirement of the role.

About you

You are a passionate and successful researcher and emerging research leader in an area of relevance to Allied Health and have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity for attracting externally competitive research grants, publishing in high quality outlets and successfully supervising higher degree research students to timely completion. Your research is thematic, innovative, cross-disciplinary, impactful and fundable. You have a clear vision and strategy for how to develop your program of research at Griffith University and can demonstrate how your research complements existing areas of research strength within the School and the University. You have a record of successful research collaboration with leading researchers in the field and engage widely with relevant research stakeholders. You can also demonstrate a capacity for effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

Salary Range

The base salary for an Associate Professor (Level D) position is in the range $147,702 - $162,723 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $172,812 - $190,386 per annum.

Additional information

How to Apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the ‘About You’ criteria and the position description here).
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details.

Visa sponsorship may be possible for this appointment for candidates who do not hold valid Australian work rights.

Why Join Griffith?

We offer:

  • Flexible working options and genuine work-life balance
  • Salary packaging options and corporate health discounts 
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave and leave loading
  • Support with future learning opportunities through our educational staff assistance scheme

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further Information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Jim Woodburn - Head, School of Health Sciences and Social Work on

For application queries, please contact Jess Smith, Talent Acquisition Partner, on 

Closing date: Monday 20th March 2023 at 5:00 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.