Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Newcastle, Australia
$75,870 to $128,705 p.a. +17% superannuation
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Category:  Academic Level A or Level B
Base Salary: Level A $75,870 to $102,962 or Level B$108,382 to $128,705 p.a. +17% superannuation
Position: Permanent Full Time
Location:Newcastle (Callaghan) Campus

Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Physiotherapy | College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing | School of Health Science | Academic Level A or Level B| Permanent Full Time| Callaghan Campus

  • Lead contemporary teaching within the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).
  • Join award winning educators.
  • Be involved with world class research.
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more…

Drive excellence in teaching & learning, contribute to research outcomes. Prepare graduates for practice across national & international settings.

Our university

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and create a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.

Our school

The School of Health Sciences, one of four Schools within the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, excels in the teaching of allied health professionals and includes the disciplines of Physiotherapy, Medical Radiation Sciences (Diagnostic Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy), Nutrition and Dietetics, Workplace Health and Safety, Occupational Therapy, Oral Health Therapy, Podiatry, and Speech Pathology. The disciplines within the School achieve a balance between advancing the professional research profile of their respective areas and working together to educate future healthcare workers in a multi-professional healthcare environment.

The School enjoys a close collaboration with local health districts in providing clinical learning experiences for students, and in the conduct of research. We strive to prepare and develop students across the Health Science disciplines to function in a wide range of clinical settings, health facilities and services.

Our academics are committed to teaching and learning strategies which develop and enhance knowledge, and the full range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed by physiotherapists to function as effective practitioners.

The School encourages and enhances the capacity for:

  • Independent and critical thinking.
  • Reflective practice.
  • Life-long learning.
  • Effectively coping with change, and;
  • creating a positive culture that promotes excellence for colleagues and students.

Be challenged and imagine with us

As the Associate Lecturer or Lecturer in Physiotherapy, building on your strong background of clinical experience and expertise in the Physiotherapy discipline and understanding of contemporary professional and educational issues, you will be required to develop, teach and coordinate undergraduate courses. You will also be required to supervise or co-supervise honours student projects (where relevant).

You will be required to develop a research portfolio, collaborate in team-based research and contribute to research across the School, College and University, either completing your own higher degree by research (Associate Lecturer) or supervising higher degree by research students (Lecturer) and producing research outputs including publications, conference presentations and research income.You will also maintain a highly visible presence and contribute to administrative and service activities across the School, the wider College and University, the profession and community.

How you will inspire us

You will:

  • be registered with or eligible for AHPRA registration as a Physiotherapist;
  • have a strong background of clinical experience;
  • need experience in teaching into the discipline of Physiotherapy in a relevant/contemporary area of practice and/or in professional practice education;
  • be passionate about sharing your knowledge and experience to prepare work ready graduates.

Specifically for the position of Associate Lecturer – Level A:

  • be able to demonstrate an early history of producing research outcomes, or activities leading to the production of research outcomes.

Specifically for the position of Lecturer – Level B:

  • have completed a PhD or be progressing towards completion of a PhD in Physiotherapy (or health-related discipline);
  • be able to demonstrate an early history of producing research outcomes.

Having expertise in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy practice is highly regarded for this position.

Please note, as part of the recruitment process you will need to formally address each criterion of the Selection Criteria (including desirable criterion) in your application. You will find the complete list of Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description.

What we offer

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively.

These include:

  • flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy);
  • 17% super and salary packaging;
  • additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme;
  • discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more;
  • wellbeing programs.

For information on our employee benefits please visit here

Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A cover Letter; outlining the level of position you are applying for, your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • Headlined statements addressing each of the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached above (4 pages max including the Cover Letter)
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Related Documents section below).

For specific position enquiries, please contact Senior Lecturer, Jodie Marquezvia email at or on +61 249212041 or Professor Coralie English via email at or on +61 2 4913 8102.

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Closing date: Tuesday, 17 October 2023 at 11.59pm AEDT

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!

Move to Newcastle

A move to Newcastle offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland - the region offers a wonderful place to live and explore and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

Visit the City of Newcastle site to imagine your future.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. 

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