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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Speech Pathology

Melbourne, Australia
$119,231 – $168,403 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0062408
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term until 30 June 2026
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Melbourne School of Health Sciences
Salary: Academic B – $119,231 – $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super; or
Academic C - $146,050 - $168,403 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Contribute to academic teaching and research in the Master of Speech Pathology Course
  • Work with world renowned researchers in a highly successful team
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an established academic to contribute to teaching and research in the Master of Speech Pathology Course at the University of Melbourne. This position involves the preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials and seminars, and development of assessments. As a member of the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, you'll be working in a supportive and forward-thinking team, dedicated to providing high-quality education. Being part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences there are extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. .

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of subjects within the Master of Speech Pathology teaching program
  • Involvement in ongoing course development and in the delivery of high-quality teaching to graduate students studying the Master of Speech Pathology
  • Supervision and management of research projects for speech pathology students

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking someone who is eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia or a similar professional organisation. You should have the ability to undertake independent teaching and research, demonstrated by a growing profile of research outputs, including research publications, conference and seminar papers, and contributions to grant applications. Previous teaching experience is essential, with the flexibility to participate in and teach a broad range of subjects while maintaining clinical currency. Experience teaching across a broad field of adult and/or paediatric conditions is highly desirable. Additionally, you should have a demonstrated ability to develop assessment materials linked to learning goals, create teaching materials, deliver lectures, facilitate problem-based tutorials and practical sessions, and support online activities.

You will also have:

  • A PhD relevant to speech pathology or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders in order to maintain strong working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team to achieve project goals and meet agreed deadlines

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Your New Team – Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is a research and teaching department within the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Our Department has an international reputation for pioneering research in speech sciences including discovery of genetic causes of speech disorders and development of biofeedback treatments for progressive neurological diseases.

What We Offer You!

We offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 20 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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