Associate Lecturer in Speech Pathology

Adelaide, Australia
$79,828- $96,742 p.a. 
31 May 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details 

About the College of Nursing and Health Sciences 

At the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we aim to be an innovator in contemporary education producing a safer and more resilient health and social care workforce. Our mission is to improve lives and empower communities, enabling better health and caring in the world through an exceptional student learning experience. At the College, our research mission is about co-creating new knowledge which promotes wellbeing, and better care and support, to individuals and communities across the lifespan. We work proactively with industry partners and professional bodies leading to more employable and innovative graduates. 

About the Role 

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is seeking an Associate Lecturer in Speech Pathology to join our talented academic staff at Flinders University. The Associate Lecturer will contribute to quality research as well as the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses. In particular, we are seeking expertise in complex communication, swallowing and mealtime management needs in children. 

As the Associate Lecturer in Speech Pathology, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing teaching materials, delivering lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies and coordinating placement education.
  • Supporting students with academic and/or challenges associated with their academic progress.
  • Contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentations that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.
  • Providing a high-quality research contribution to Caring Futures Institute by collaborating and participating in cross‐disciplinary research activity.
  • Participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contributing to the development of a respectful, trusting, and collaborative working environment

About You 

With your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you will maintain strong relationships with a diverse range of staff, students, and industry stakeholders. Your natural ability to collaborate and engage with relevant external professional domains will develop productive partnerships that can provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability. As the successful candidate, you will also exhibit:

  • As a minimum, satisfactory completion of 3 years of tertiary study or equivalent qualifications and experience in Speech Pathology.
  • Hold and maintain a current membership with Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Evidence of teaching experience at a tertiary level within a relevant discipline, including the preparation of curriculum.
  • Demonstrated evidence of research and/or evaluation experience within Speech Pathology or a related discipline, in the context of complex communication, swallowing and mealtime management needs in children.

Candidates who demonstrate the following will be highly regarded:

  • Knowledge of course accreditation requirements for Speech Pathology.
  • Completion of a PhD or EdD in Speech Pathology or related field (or substantial progress towards completing).
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff.
  • Experience and innovation using e-learning platforms for teaching purposes.
  • Experience in the development of international and short course teaching delivery or collaboration.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff.
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA). 

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit a Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Michelle Miller.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

14 June 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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