Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Gold Coast, Australia
26 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview

The University’s School of Health and Human Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy with expertise in physical, neurological, occupational rehabilitation or mental health or paediatrics who will work collaboratively with a team of academics to deliver the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.

The School of Health and Human Sciences provides an exciting and innovative learning environment and works with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements. The School is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of client care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles and working with Indigenous colleagues to develop culturally appropriate models of care. The School offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including biomedical science, clinical exercise physiology, diabetes education and management, midwifery, nursing, speech pathology, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, and sport and exercise science.

The School supports degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as postgraduate research degrees. An evidence-based approach to education is promoted across the curricula. The School has a strong track record in research and provides research training at Honours, Masters and PhD levels.

The position will play a central role in the delivery of foundational theoretical and practical units within the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Allied Health Embedded Honours program. The successful applicant will undertake a range of activities including but not limited to: unit coordination and teaching, development of teaching related materials, curriculum development, and supervision of honours students. The appointee will also undertake research and contribute to the research profile of the School. The successful applicant may be required to travel between all University campuses in order to undertake their duties.

Required Skills and Experience

  1. PhD in Occupational Therapy or relevant field and registered or eligible to seek registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Care Practitioner Registration Agency.
  2. Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching practical and theoretical topics in Occupational Therapy in the areas of physical, neurological, or occupational rehabilitation or mental health or paediatrics in a University setting.
  3. Demonstrated skills in the use of contemporary education technologies and proven, practical experience in delivering health content in blended and online environments that support and enhance the effectiveness of student learning in Occupational Therapy.
  4. A track record in scholarship at a level appropriate to the level of appointment, as evidenced by publication output, research grants, and supervision of honours and /or higher degree research candidates.
  5. Evidence of participation in, and contribution to, relevant professional bodies and /or community groups and commitment to regional engagement and collaboration.
  6. Demonstrated capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and a working knowledge of equity and workplace health and safety principles in the workplace.

Closing date: Wednesday, 16 August at 9.00am (AEST)

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY NOW button below where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website.The Vacancy ID is 17057.

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