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Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, Allied Health

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$76,686 to $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation 
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

School of Allied Health 

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) 

  • Based in Karratha, Pilbara region of Western Australia, full time appointment on a fixed term basis until the end of May 2026
  • Fractional / part time appointment will be considered
  • Salary range: Level A $76,686 – $99,759 p.a. or Level B $108,509 – $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation 
  • Remote and rural allowance may apply (appointment level will be dependent on qualifications and experience)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.  

About the team 

The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by the University of Western Australia and is part of a network of University Departments of Rural Health across Australia. WACRH has expanded from its main centre in Geraldton into the Pilbara region with an office and academics in the City of Karratha where this position will be located.

WACRH’s vision is to be a leader in the creation and optimisation of rural health knowledge and practice that improves the health of rural communities.

About the opportunity  

Under the direction of the Associate Professor in Rural Health, you will participate in the development of innovative professional practice programs for students in their own profession, and in interprofessional practice opportunities. The role will include clinical supervision and evaluation of undergraduate, graduate entry, and postgraduate students as well as support for project based placements. 

You will collaborate with the WACRH team in Geraldton, Karratha and Carnarvon through their role with student placement administration.  You will liaise with key stakeholders including local health service providers, community groups and relevant universities.

You will contribute to the evaluation of the student placement program and the impacts on the students’ work readiness, rural and remoted practice understanding and attraction to future rural health positions together with other teaching, research and evaluation activities as directed.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Recognised degree in Occupational Therapy, professional registration with Ahpra that enables clinical practice in Australia and have a minimum of 2 years post registration experience.
  • Experience in clinical supervision
  • Experience in managing a general client caseload
  • Commitment to principles of client-centred, culturally appropriate health care, interprofessional practice, service learning and community development as they apply to rural and remote Australian communities
  • Experience in the integration of theory to drive the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative allied health programs
  • Postgraduate qualification in a field that supports professional practice, health professional education, public health or research/evaluation (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and NDIS Plans (desirable)
  • Experience in regional and remote health settings (desirable)

About you  

To succeed in this position, you will possess effective organisational, time management and communication skills within a team environment. Demonstrated commitment to increasing Aboriginal peoples’ roles in improving the health and well-being of their communities, as planners and managers, service providers, trainers and trainees is essential in this position.

Note: A current “C” class driver’s licence, Working with Children Check, National Police Clearance, and the ability to undertake rural travel are all requirements of this position.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: POSITION DESCRIPTION [Associate Lecturer or Lecturer (WACRH)].pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria   

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 18 June 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Rohan Rasiah at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. 

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.  

In line with the Western Australia COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Programme the successful applicant for this position will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status (or have a Vaccination Exemption Statement) before commencing work at UWA.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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