Professor or Associate Professor of Speech Pathology and Course Director

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
25 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Establish and champion the Speech Pathology profile of Swinburne University
  • Lead a vibrant and innovative Speech Pathology program
  • Drive advanced digital technology and curriculum design

Swinburne University of Technology is one of the world’s top 400 universities in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities. This reflects the organisation’s strong commitment to research excellence, quality education, innovative pedagogy, and learning pathways that help students to achieve their potential. Swinburne is committed to world leading research with impact and has invested heavily in staff and state of the art laboratory facilities and infrastructure.

Swinburne University of Technology seeks to appoint an outstanding speech pathology academic as Professor/Associate Professor of Speech Pathology and Course Director in the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design based in Melbourne, Australia.

The Professor/Associate Professor of Speech Pathology and Course Director (PSCD) will provide outstanding academic, research and professional leadership in the new Speech Pathology discipline in the Department of Health Professions. As part of the university’s ambitious new Health Sciences strategy, the PSCD will lead the implementation of the new Master of Speech Pathology course/s and establish the curriculum using a combination of online, blended and on-campus modes of delivery. The PSCD will be responsible for establishing industry partnerships and placements, and recruit and supervise new teaching and research staff into the course. The incumbent will also lead a research strand, convene and teach academic units and supervise research students.

Possessing an outstanding national and international reputation as a leader in teaching and research in Speech Pathology, the successful candidate will demonstrate an outstanding track record in leadership of Speech Pathology programs, with a background in augmentative communication and experience in driving strong, innovative digital technology, curriculum design and delivery. Whilst understanding sector challenges, the candidate will possess strong industry connections and develop internationally-renowned research capacity and impact.

Applications Close: 24 December 2016

How to apply

To apply - please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference SWIcds1116, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton or Kate Wheeler, of Jo Fisher Executive, or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.