Senior Lecturer in Speech Pathology

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


The University’s School of Health and Human Sciences is seeking to appoint a senior Teaching Scholar in Speech Pathology who will work collaboratively with a team of academics to deliver the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Speech Pathology) program as well as contributing to the evolving Post Graduate portfolio.

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 person-centred 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 clinical exercise physiology, midwifery, natural and complementary medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, sport and exercise science, and sport management.

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 have expertise in teaching, administration, leadership and scholarly activity.In the role you will play a central role in the establishment of a new undergraduate speech pathology curriculum within the School at the Gold Coast Campus.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the following duties:

  • Provide leadership in program/course development, implementation, evaluation and preparation for accreditation;
  • Develop undergraduate study materials and teach units specific to the discipline, oversee practical placements and engage in practice learning support with students;
  • Supervise postgraduate research candidates as required;
  • Maintain professional and clinical currency;
  • Contribute to developing and consolidating the position of the School’s Speech Pathology programs amongst tertiary institutions in Australia and overseas;
  • Contribute to university governance;
  • Contribute to course quality improvement and teaching and learning excellence.

The successful applicant may be required to travel between all University campuses 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. Demonstrated experience in the design, development, 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.
  3. 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.
  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 regular participation in and contribution to: staff development activities, relevant professional bodies, and/or community groups; professional practice and/or development of continuing education programs for the Speech Pathology profession;
  6. High levels of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a team; to communicate effectively with a wide range of people; and to lead teaching and research projects.
  7. A capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and equity in the workplace.


A Level C academic will make a significant contribution to the discipline at the national level. In one or more categories of scholarship he or she will make original contributions, which expand knowledge or practice in his or her discipline.


A Level C academic will make a significant contribution to the scholarship and administration activities of an organisational unit or an interdisciplinary area at undergraduate, honour and postgraduate level. He or she will play a major role or provide a significant degree of leadership in scholarship and/or professional activities relevant to the profession, discipline and/or community and may be required to perform the full academic responsibilities of and related administration for the coordination of a large award program or a number of smaller award programs of the institution.

A Level C academic will make independent and original contributions to one or more categories of scholarship, which have a significant impact on his or her field of expertise. The work of the academic will be acknowledged at a national level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of his or her discipline. This standing will normally be demonstrated by a strong record of published work or other demonstrated scholarship activities. A Level C academic will normally provide leadership in research training and supervision.

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

Work requirements

  • 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



Name: Dr Chris Plant, Course Coordinator – Speech Pathology

Phone:+61 7 5589 3378



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.

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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.