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Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Hobart / Launceston, Australia
$156,639 to $169,852 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
1 May 2024

Job Details

  • Come to Tasmania/lutruwita to lead the expansion of Occupational Therapy education.
  • Be active on the Island, in a flexible and culturally safe community of practice
  • Ongoing, Full-Time role, based in Launceston (preferred) or Hobart

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences within the College of Health and Medicine to join the Allied Health Expansion Program. The Allied Health Expansion program is creating new opportunities to better support the Allied Health labour force needs in Tasmania. We are collaborating with government, health professionals, industry, and local Tasmanian communities to increase allied health education, training, and research opportunities in Tasmania.

The incumbent will work as part of a state-wide team to design and deliver core components of our suite of allied health courses within the School of Health Sciences, and undertake teaching, research and service activities with a range of disciplines and units. The teaching activity will focus primarily on occupational therapy subject areas and may require teaching in other allied health areas as directed. We are looking for team-oriented and innovative staff to achieve social, ethical and culturally sensitive solutions to complex health problems.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform scholarly undergraduate and (if relevant) postgraduate coursework teaching of an exemplary quality and provide leadership in key areas of learning and teaching in the discipline.
  • Provide exemplary quality occupational therapy assessment and intervention for clients within the University’s multi-disciplinary health clinic.
  • Facilitate and lead quality work-integrated learning experiences for students that has scaffolded, connected and supported pedagogical experience.
  • Provide leadership to the team through regularly exceeding the University’s research performance expectations for Level D, undertaking high-quality research of international standing.
  • Provide leadership and contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University, and locally and nationally within the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

­What we’re looking for:

  • A record of leadership in university-level teaching and learning, and a demonstrated ability to deliver dynamic and relevant learning experiences for students across all delivery modes using contemporary teaching practices.
  • Clinical expertise with recency or currency in occupational therapy practice.
  • A significant record of, and continuing commitment to, impactful research that has made innovative contributions to allied health, demonstrated by a strong record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences, and success in securing external funding.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and the wider community.
  • Effectively deploys management systems including planning, operational controls, ongoing performance management and reviews, progress and impact measurement and retrospective operational and outcome reviews.

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, rugged coastlines, distinctive towns, and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure such as the world-famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our acclaimed fresh food and beverage scene, family-run businesses, and diverse culinary experiences celebrate farm-fresh produce. From our island shores, our research extends to the great Southern Ocean and Antarctic and across the Asia-Pacific.

Salary details

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level D and will have a total remuneration package of up to $198,727 comprising base salary within the range of $156,639 to $169,852 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
  • Your responses to the success criteria from the Position Description below
  • For further information about this position, please contact Angela Berndt, Academic Lead, Occupational Therapy, or 03 6226 8110.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.
  • Please refer to the attached Position Description Below for full details.

Download File Position Description - 499907 - Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy.pdf

Applications close Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.


The University of Tasmania can only ever be as good as the people who choose to work with us; our staff and students are our most important asset. Realisation of our vision is dependent on a talented workforce, committed to the innovative thinking required to conceptualise and operationalise our strategy and accomplish our objectives. By building rewarding careers and a healthy and engaged workforce and culture, the University will continue to be an employer of choice.

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TAS 7001

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