Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Speech and Language Pathology

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
30 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2016
Ref
498678
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Macquarie's Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas like linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

The Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University is one of the largest and most diverse Linguistics departments in Australia. In the recent ERA quality assurance in research exercise, the Department was assessed as 'above world standard.' Among other areas of research, the Department has major strengths in the area of Child Language Acquisition, including phonology, syntax, and semantics. The Department has an extensive PhD program and excellent postgraduate coursework programs in Clinical Audiology, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, and Translation and Interpreting, in addition to the highly-regarded Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) degree.

The MSLP develops graduate clinicians who can employ a social perspective on health to the evaluation and treatment of communication disability. The Macquarie MSLP has also been recognised for its emphasis on applying theories of language and communication to clinical practice with communication disability.

The Role

The Department of Linguistics is seeking applications from candidates with professional qualifications in speech pathology, who specialise in language disorders in children, to fill a position of either Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Speech Pathology. We welcome applications from both domestic and international candidates. The successful applicant will teach postgraduate units focused on professional practice in Speech Pathology, and in related areas in the undergraduate, non-clinical Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences. Candidates with interests in areas of child language disorders including phonological disorders, syntactic processing disorders, and/or SLI are strongly encouraged to apply. If the successful candidate is an international applicant, the university would expect the applicant to take steps to achieve familiarity with Speech Pathology Australia's Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011) and other relevant professional requirements. The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship of the Department through a program of personal research. There are opportunities to collaborate with external stakeholders.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and upload a response in a separate document during the application process. Please indicate which level you are applying for when you address the selection criteria.

Senior Lecturer (Level C)

Essential

  • A PhD focused on language disabilities in children
  • A well-articulated research agenda in child language disorders and a track record of publications in high quality journals
  • A demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research and a record of competitive grant successes
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in speech pathology, particularly language disorders in children, and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of programs, lectures, tutorials, and assessments
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public
  • Experience with research student supervision
  • Demonstrated experience to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work
  • Certified practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
    International applicants: Refer additional information below.

Desirable

  • Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Experience in the development of ongoing partnerships with industry and/or professional bodies
  • Experience and interest in online learning and teaching

Associate Professor (Level D)

Essential

  • A PhD focused on language disabilities in children
  • An established research program with a record of publications in high quality journals and publishing houses
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in speech pathology, particularly language disorders in children, and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of programs, lectures, tutorials, and assessments
  • Leadership skills and extensive experience in research supervision
  • Demonstrated experience in making a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work and leadership
  • A national and international reputation in research
  • A track record of successful applications for research funding or equivalent success in project leadership and completion
  • Certified practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

International applicants: Refer additional information below.

Desirable

  • Extensive experience teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Administrative leadership experience
  • Experience in the development of ongoing partnerships with industry and/or professional bodies
  • Experience and interest in online learning and teaching

Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a Working with Children Check Clearance.

Additional Information for International applicants: If you are a current certified practising or full member of ASHA (USA), IASLT (Ireland), NZSTA (New Zealand), RCSLT (UK), or SAC (Canada) under the Mutual Recognition of Credentials (MRA) then establishing membership of SPA will be streamlined. If your professional membership is not part of the MRA then you are strongly encouraged to obtain further information as you prepare your application – see Specific Role Enquiries below.

Salary package:

Senior Lecturer (Level C) $118,401 – $136,161 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Associate Professor (Level D) $142,197 - $156,406 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment type: Full-time (continuing), available to start early 2017

Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Elisabeth Harrison on elisabeth.harrison@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on patsy.moss@mq.edu.au or 61-2-9850-9821

Applications Close: Sunday, 13 November 2016 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.