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Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy

Camden, Australia
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

Job Details

  • 2-year level C fixed term contract available
  • Be a part of The School of Health Sciences, which is ranked number four in the world for sports, physical therapy, and rehabilitation
  • Base Salary starting from $145,023 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Health Sciences is committed to educating people-centric physiotherapists through a 'scaffolded' degree structure that helps build clinical experience over time. Applied research in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney is aimed at improving evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies to improve the lives of people with physical disorders or disabilities. Our staff support higher-degree research candidates to develop research expertise.

The school 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, the University is 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 position offers an opportunity to develop and contribute to research and teaching in physiotherapy as part of a multi-disciplinary team at the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

We are looking to onboard a Senior Lecturer (Level C) in a fixed-term compacity - the incumbent will be located in the Susan Wakil Health building on the Camperdown Campus.

The Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research) will have a developing reputation as influential at a national level within the discipline or area of expertise. They will make a significant contribution to the education, research, and administrative endeavours of their school/faculty while building their reputation as an authoritative figure in the discipline.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the university's expectations and standards for education, including supervising higher degree research students to successful completions
  • coordinate, develop and continually improve curricula, programs and resources to enhance teaching and learning outcomes
  • build and maintain a reputation for academic excellence through independent and innovative contributions to research and education, expanding knowledge and practice in the discipline
  • establish collaborations and partnerships to enhance the research profile and reputation of the university
  • coordinate activities of academic staff and provide training and mentorship to less experienced lecturers
  • provide leadership that has a significant impact on teaching, innovation, curriculum development, research training and supervision within the school or faculty
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • understand and contribute to furthering the university and faculty/school strategic agenda
  • engage in community and alumni outreach, contribute expertise to public debates, and play a significant role in scholarly, research, or professional activities relevant to area of expertise.
  • establish partnerships, collaborations and engage in translational research for impactful outcomes in research, development, commercialisation, and policy improvement
  • undertake other duties and contribute to projects appropriate within the classification level as required.

About you

  • PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline; clinical qualifications and experience in physiotherapy
  • significant experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • significant experience in educational design and practice, including implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • demonstrated excellence in research or other scholarly activities relevant to the discipline
  • established network of academic, industry and professional partners and stakeholders
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • a developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector.

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, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. Please ensure the cover letter clearly addresses the selection criteria mentioned in the "about you" section.

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Sunday 21 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

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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