Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Townsville, Australia
20 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Join a dynamic team of professionals to conduct innovative teaching & research in Occupational Therapy programs at JCU

  • Work for a world-leading University
  • Great opportunity to develop & conduct research activities in Occupational Therapy
  • Work in a great team environment with dedicated, professional colleagues
  • $89,859 - $106,029 plus 17% superannuation

We offer an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer, Occupational Therapy to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU).   A continuing appointment, this position is based at the Townsville campus in picturesque tropical north Queensland, where you can enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals.  We also offer a short term contract for a Lecturer, Occupational Therapy and a short term contract for a Clinical Educator for our student led clinics located in the Clinical Practice Building.

Your role

Joining a dynamic team of professionals, you will increase capacity in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy by contributing to the current curriculum development, coordinating planning and implementation of core subjects and undertaking teaching and research that compliments both your areas of expertise and the goals of the Occupational Therapy discipline.   This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and experienced academics to join a collegial and motivated team in the ongoing development of a revised curriculum and pursue research opportunities in a collaborative research environment.

Key duties:

  • Conduct lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Initiation and development of subject materials;
  • Supervision of Honours (Research & Professional) and postgraduate research projects.

About You

A dedicated professional in your field, you will have a degree in Occupational Therapy and be eligible for professional registration in Australia. You will also demonstrate a passion to make a difference to the lives of the people in rural and remote Australia. 

You will also have:

  • excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • The ability to conduct research and attract research funding with a focus on the unique needs of the population in the rural, remote and tropical regions;
  • Willingness to embrace the knowledge, skills and ideals of practice in rural, remote and tropical regions.

College of Healthcare Sciences

As part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, the College of Healthcare Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Sport and Exercise Science.

Occupational Therapy at JCU commenced in 1998 and is one of the pioneering allied health programs, delivering new teaching, research and clinical opportunities in Rehabilitation across Northern Australia.

The benefits

Consistently voted in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

  • generous superannuation scheme
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • flexible working arrangements
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • Well-equipped, modern facilities
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.

Join us on our journey as we develop the health professionals of the future, click "apply now" to be taken to the JCU careers page where you can find further information on JCU, download the position description and further instructions on how to apply.

Applications close:  7 January 2018

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