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Associate Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Education focused in Occupational Therapy

Camperdown, Australia
$83, 454 - $167,221 p.a + 17% superannuation
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

Job Details

  • An exciting opportunity for an Associate Lecturer/ Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer to contribute to teaching into to the discipline of occupational therapy within the School of Health Sciences
  • Located at the Susan Wakil Health Building on the Camperdown Campus
  • Full time and part time continuing position, offering a remuneration package starting from $83, 454 - $167,221 p.a + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Health Sciences is in a period of exciting and significant investment by the Faculty of Medicine and Health. In order to deliver on the University's ambitious strategic plan, we are seeking academics who are passionate about improving health outcomes and/or health equity in the local, national and global communities, who are committed to teaching and research, and area team player ready to contribute across the broad field of academic activities.

The Discipline of Occupational Therapy is a global leader in allied health. We are at the forefront of enhancing occupational therapy practice, policy and education in Australia by extending the knowledge base of the profession and educating leading practitioners. The Sydney School of health Sciences is ranked 4th in the world for sports related subjects encompassing sport, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, which includes occupational therapy. In addition, The University of Sydney is ranked 18th in the world overall and 2nd in Australia in a wide range of disciplines, our excellence in research, teaching and sustainability makes us one of the top universities in Australia.

We are seeking an Associate Lecturer/Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Level A, B & C) in the discipline of Occupational Therapy who is enthusiastic to advance health education for the next generation of occupational therapists to improve health outcomes for all communities.

This is a continuing education focused (up to 70%) position and offers an opportunity to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education in occupational therapy as part of a multi-disciplinary team at the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

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Professor Carole James (

Your key responsibilities will be to:

Level A:

  • Engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • design and deliver multi-disciplinary work-integrated learning units and content
  • engage in supervision of higher-degree research student
  • apply scholarship and knowledge of contemporary pedagogical practice to innovate education
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • undertake other duties appropriate within the classification level as required.

Level B:

  • Design and deliver quality educational units of study and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements
  • develop educational resources which reflect contemporary and innovative practices within the discipline
  • apply burgeoning expertise in pedagogy to provide training and support to other academic staff on effective and innovative educational practice
  • undertake a leadership role in educational innovation, curriculum design and review, contributing to outstanding educational delivery and outcomes.

In addition a Level C will:

  • Play a leadership role in educational innovation, curriculum design and review
  • develop, trial and evaluate innovative practices in teaching and learning with a view to improving educational outcome
  • engage in innovative curriculum design based on systematic and evidence-based review of contemporary and/or discipline-specific teaching methods and techniques.

About you

  • A degree in the discipline of occupational therapy
  • Clinical experience as an occupational therapist in neurology, community practice, occupational/ work rehabilitation or clinical education highly desirable
  • eligibility for registration with AHPRA Australia or existing registrationr with AHPRA is desirable
  • proven experience in supervising and mentoring students
  • experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching and teaching in a variety of settings
  • a developing network of relationships with key academics, industry and professionals institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • have a developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector.

Level B:

  • Broad experience in teaching and learning in a tertiary environment, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • extremely well-developed network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities.

In addition level C must have:

  • Proven deep and broad experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by leading team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • demonstrated success in supporting the academic endeavour from curriculum design to engaging in research/scholarship and providing a student enabling environment
  • significant proven experience in supervising others and coordinating team activities.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Please ensure your cover letter is clear, concise, addressing the selection criteria and states the type of employment and level in which you are apply.

To submit an application for this role please provide the following information:

  1. A cover letter which includes a written response to the selection criteria (About you section) addressing your ability to meet the requirements outlined above within the context of the key responsibilities of the role (maximum 1000 words).
  2. Your current CV or resume, including two referees.

Please ensure your cover letter is clear, concise, addressing the selection criteria and states the level in which you are apply.

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Applications Close

Wednesday 24 July 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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