Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Brisbane, Australia
27 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland was established in 1994 with the constituent disciplines in the School are Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.  Undergraduate programs are available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with graduate entry programs available in all disciplines.  Postgraduate coursework and higher degree research programs are offered within the School.  Each of the undergraduate degree programs is of four years’ duration and includes both preclinical and clinical study offered in an integrated way.  All our programs place considerable emphasis on problem solving and diagnostic decision-making and students are guided in the processes of systematic and holistic assessment and the selection and effective implementation of management approaches.  Each discipline prepares students to operate within the health, education and related systems and to contribute meaningfully to team efforts.  Teaching to multidisciplinary groups within the School paves the way for interdisciplinary involvement in client care and interdisciplinary research.

All disciplines within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are leaders in research, making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their professions. Students within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences gain supervised professional experience as part of their academic program and on completion of their degree, graduates are ready for immediate entry to their profession. 

Further details about the School and its activities may be accessed on the School’s web site at http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au.

The role

The School is seeking to appoint two Lecturer roles in Physiotherapy.  These will be appointed on a continuing full time basis either as a Teaching and Research Academic or a Teaching Focused Academic. These roles will involve teaching and coordinating courses at the undergraduate and masters level, including course reviews and curriculum design.  Academics at Level B are expected to develop a program of research that leads to high quality publications, collaborations with internal and external stakeholders and competitive grant applications. Engagement in the Scholarship of Teaching is a requirement of teaching focused positions. The roles also incorporate service and engagement activities in the School.

The person

Applicants should have completed, or be nearly completed a PhD in Physiotherapy or a related discipline and be eligible for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. In addition you should have demonstrated expertise related to musculoskeletal or cardiothoracic physiotherapy practice. Applicants should also have a demonstrated research background with a record of publication in peer reviewed outlets and a capacity to engage with research teams. The successful applicant will have a strong background in teaching methods and course development and also have a proven ability to engage with a range internal and external stakeholders.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description Download File 501223_New_TF_Physiotherapy.pdf Download File 501223_New_TR_Physiotherapy.pdf Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact the Head of Physiotherapy, Professor Sandra Brauer on +61 7 3365 2317 or s.brauer@uq.edu.au

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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