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Associate Lecturers / Lecturers and Senior Lecturers in Physiotherapy

Coffs Harbour / Lismore, Australia
he total remuneration package is up to $117,249 to $172,765.
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

Multiple Academic Opportunities

  • Up to three (3) continuing opportunities available, full-time or part-time
  • Opportunities range between Associate Lecturers, Lecturers and Senior Lecturers
  • Choice of Lismore or Coffs Harbour campuses. Relocation support available

About us

Southern Cross University is a dynamic, ambitious institution focused on its purpose of changing lives through revolutionary learning and research with real impact. Our game changing Southern Cross Model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes, quality of life and a better way to learn. Our world-ranked research is driving positive impact for our communities, environment and economy.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health is expanding, and is excited to be recruiting multiple academic roles in preparation for the launch if it’s new Physiotherapy program.

We are seeking innovative and progressive early to mid-career academics to contribute to and to lead impactful teaching and learning for this exciting new undergraduate course offering. These positions will also have the opportunity to conduct and publish high quality research in the area of Physiotherapy.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Provide a high standard of teaching and learning, educational design and delivery.
  • Contribute to the Faculty’s research profile through publications in high quality journals, and successful applications for grant funding, independently or as a member of a team.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships within health and social care contexts, other educational, research and healthcare institutions and within the wider community.
  • Senior Lecturer’s will be expected to provide a meaningful level of leadership in scholarship and/or professional activities relevant to the profession, along with significantly contributing to the Physiotherapy programs.

About you

We are seeking candidates with a qualification relevant to the level of appointment and a minimum of four years academic and/or professional experience, coupled with current unrestricted registration or eligibility for unrestricted registration as a physiotherapist with AHPRA.

Applicants should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, effectively teaching as required, conduct research and present findings, publish in high-quality outlets and prepare effective reports that document research findings for both internal and external audiences as well as supervise Honours and HDR students as required.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate the require levels of knowledge, experience in teaching, research and service/engagement outlined in the candidate booklet for each academic level.

Salary and benefits

These are full-time, continuing positions at Academic level A B or C based at our Coffs Harbour or Lismore campuses. Part-time options and relocation support is available to the right candidates. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of:

  • Academic Level A: $74,559 - $100,213 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $117,249.
  • Academic Level B: $105,344 - $124,585 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $145,764.
  • Academic Level C: $128,427 - $147,663 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $172,765.

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.

Application requirements

Applicants must apply online and attach a CV and cover letter responding to the selection criteria within the position description by the closing date. Information to support you prepare your application is available on our website. If you experience difficulties applying online or need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting  

Job applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or currently hold a visa with ongoing work rights in Australia. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Further information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Name: Associate Professor Chris Stevens, Chair of Discipline (Human Sciences)
Phone: 0411 797 245

 Closing Date: 11:30 pm AEST, Sunday 5 May 2024

 Southern Cross University is committed to ensuring that the University reflects the rich diversity across the region in which the University’s campuses are located.

The University encourages applications from people of all ages, women, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people who openly identify as LGBTQI+.

We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.


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Lismore Campus
1 Military Road
East Lismore
New South Wales
NSW 2480

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