Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology/Exercise Metabolism

Wollongong, Australia
12 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


The Discipline of Medical and Exercise Science,  has a vibrant research environment boasting cutting edge laboratories, which are staffed by researchers with international profiles, with research ranging from Molecular and Systems Neuroscience, Molecular and Integrative Biology, to Biomechanics, Sensorimotor Control, Neurophysiology and Applied Physiology. In the last ERA (2015) research ranking the unit received a prestigious 5-star ranking (‘above world standard’) in the category: Human Movement and Sport Science (code: 1106). We possess several notable research centres linked to Medical & Exercise Science such as the Biomechanics Research Laboratory, the Neural Control of Movement Laboratory, the Centre for Translational Neuroscience, the Lipid Research Centre and the Centre for Human and Applied Physiology. In addition, there are many opportunities for interdisciplinary research within the School of Medicine and through the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI). The School actively encourages undergraduate students to become involved in research opportunities, and encourage the pursuit of postgraduate research opportunities through our Honours, Master of Philosophy and PhD programs. There are currently over 80 post-graduate students in the School of Medicine.

Our programs within the Discipline of Medical and Exercise Science allow students to choose professionally accredited courses in Exercise Science that focus on developing discipline-specific knowledge and skills, or courses that provide a broadly based University education in the medical sciences underlying human health. All courses are underpinned by a strong commitment to scientific principles, and access to state-of-the-art teaching facilities that are constantly evolving in quality and scope.

This position will be required to conduct independently led, high impact research and quality teaching primarily in the areas of Clinical Exercise Physiology/Exercise Metabolism. Areas of research focus may include (but are not limited to): 1) Exercise and Metabolic Conditions, 2) Exercise, Healthy Ageing and Cognition, 3) Exercise and Chronic Diseases (e.g., COPD, cancer, etc.), or 4) Exercise as Preventative Medicine. He/she may also be expected to contribute to teaching in other areas, such as Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development, or other areas as directed by the discipline leader and Head of School. The title of Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Exercise and Sports Science Australia) is desirable, but not essential to the position.  This position will be required to supervise higher degree research (Honours, Masters and PhD) students and pursue an active research program plus contribute to School and Faculty level governance and administration.

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Paul Stapley on + 61 2 4239 2514.

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. We embrace diversity a key component of attracting and retaining talent at UOW.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Permanent/Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 28/08/2017, 9:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level B/C: $96,570 - $132,659 + 17% superannuation
Reference Number: 170552
HR Contact: Silvana Duleski
Contact Email: silvanas@uow.edu.au