Lecturer in Speech Pathology

Gold Coast, Australia
27 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


The University’s School of Health and Human Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Speech Pathology with experience/expertise in working with adults, who will work collaboratively with a team of academics to develop and deliver the Bachelor of Speech Pathology program at the Gold Coast campus.

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, 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, nutrition, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, and sport and exercise science.

The School is based across three campuses. 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 successful applicant will undertake a range of activities that may include unit coordination, teaching and curriculum development. The successful applicant may also be required to supervise research students (undergraduate and postgraduate), contribute to the research profile of the School by actively engaging in research, and contribute to the promotion and administration of the School.

The position will be located at the University’s Gold Coast Campus, however the successful applicant may be required to travel between all University campuses, within Australia and internationally in order to undertake their duties.


Ideally, the appointee should possess the following qualifications, skills, abilities and experience:

  1. A Doctoral qualification in Speech Pathology or related area, two years relevant experience and eligible for membership with the Speech Pathology Association of Australia as a Certified and Practising Speech Pathologist;
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with high levels of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a team, and to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  4. Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of curriculum and resources that support and enhance the effectiveness of student learning in a range of adult speech pathology areas within a university setting.
  5. Demonstrated experience in the use of contemporary educational technologies and proven, practical experience in delivering speech pathology material in blended and online environments including digital interactive content delivery.
  6. A capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and equity in the workplace.


Level B

A Level B academic will be required to engage in one or more categories of scholarship on an independent or team basis in his or her discipline or related area. A Level B academic will make an independent contribution through professional practice and expertise and coordinate and/or lead the activities of other staff, as appropriate to the discipline.

A Level B academic may be required to contribute to the scholarship of teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level, engage in independent research and/or professional activities appropriate to his or her profession or discipline. He or she will normally undertake administration primarily relating to his or her activities at the institution and may be required to perform the full academic responsibilities of and related administration for the coordination of an award program of the institution.

A Level B academic may be required to supervise postgraduate research students or projects. A Level B academic would normally have experience in scholarship activities, which have resulted in publications in refereed journals or other demonstrated scholarship activities.

Work Requirements

For further information go to the University’s Minimum Standards for Academic Staff.

  • A working with children check is required for this position.
  • Evidence of current Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B vaccinations.


All University employees must comply with the requirements of:

  • The University’s Code of Conduct;
  • University laws, rules and policies; and
  • All relevant federal and state legislation, rules and regulations.


  • Comply with the University's workplace health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and instructions to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others at the University.
  • Take corrective action to eliminate hazards at the workplace, or report those beyond their control to their immediate supervisor.
  • Cooperate with the University to enable compliance with the relevant state WHS legislation and regulations.


Name: Dr Jacqui Yoxall, Acting Group Lead - Allied Health and Midwifery

Phone: + 61 7 55893224

Email: jacqui.yoxall@scu.edu.au


Name: Dr Chris Plant, Course Coordinator – Speech Pathology

Phone:+61 7 5589 3378

Email: chris.plant@scu.edu.au


This position may attract relocation assistance.  See the Relocation Assistance Policy for more details.

To apply for this position, please click the relevant vacancy Apply button, which will redirect you to the online SCU job application form.

Your application must include a completed online application form, quote the Vacancy ID, systematically address the selection criteria, and include a CV, list of publications, and the names, email and phone number of two confidential referees. For further assistance go to Applying for a Position.

Do not include copies of your degrees, diplomas, certificates, academic transcripts etc, with your application.  If your application is successful you will be required to provide the originals of your qualifications when you commence.

Useful Links:

  • School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Information for Applicants
  • SCU at a glance
  • Why work at SCU?

Please note that applications close at 9:00am AEST on the closing date. Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.

The University is committed to equal opportunity, workplace health and safety and cultural diversity.

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