Professor of Occupational Therapy

Robina, Gold Coast, Australia
11 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Full-time, continuing appointment
Position reference no:  HSM1699

About the position

Bond University is located on the Gold Coast, a beautiful, exciting, and dynamic location in which to live and work.  Bond University prides itself on its approach to health professional education, with our emphasis on personalised student support, excellent employment outcomes and a strong pedagogical focus. As Australia’s first private University, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine is housed in a multi-million-dollar purpose built education and research facility, and is planning to capitalise on this investment through significant growth in a number of health professional programs.  To support a growth in programs and student enrolments, the Faculty is seeking to recruit to a leadership position in the specialised field of Occupational Therapy.  The position will be instrumental in the continued development and planning of the Masters of Occupational Therapy program which commenced in September 2016.

Particular responsibilities will be to ensure that the program is well informed by current best practice in Occupational Therapy incorporating a focus on both health and disability sectors and building of Bond University’s strong profile in management/business.  Within this over-arching responsibility it is expected that the successful candidate will finalise curriculum development of the program; oversee the accreditation and registration of the program with the Occupational Therapy Council and Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; build and develop strong industry connections to ensure student placement opportunities are maximised; and actively contribute to the strategic goals of the faculty. The Professor of Occupational Therapy will also be required to provide advice on resourcing requirements, effective promotion strategies as well as work with the External Engagement and Marketing team to formulate marketing and recruitment activities as they relate to the program.

About the person: 

To be considered for this position you must hold a doctoral qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline and be registered or be eligible for registration as an Occupational Therapist through the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning within Occupational Therapy, and have a strong research history evidenced by relevant publications, grant funding and HDR supervisions and completions.  You will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to build stakeholder relationships as well as supervise, mentor and support staff.

Salary details: 

Bond University offers a vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities in a picturesque location, as well as a range of tangible benefits including (but not limited to): competitive remuneration, bus services to the door, available car parking, use of fitness centre, use of library, Career Development Services, corporate discount programs and a bulk-billing medical centre on-site

Level and salary for this appointment will be negotiated and commensurate with skills and experience and be fully competitive in the Australian market.  Salary packaging options are available.

Further information: 

Position related enquires can be directed to Professor Helen Chenery, Executive Dean  or telephone 07 5595 5499.

Application and submission details: 

For further details regarding this appointment please reference the position description and selection criteria below:

Position Description - Professor
Selection Criteria

Applications should include the following supporting documents:

  • A cover letter including the position title, where you saw this role being advertised and the position reference number #HSM1699
  • A curriculum vitae which includes the names and contact details of three referees;
  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria as outlined in the selection criteria document

Completed applications should be sent to:
Peta Dawson/Tanya Anderson