Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Boroondara, Australia
30 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
  • Level B (salary by negotiation according toexperience and qualification)
  • Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn campus

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

Located in the Discipline of Physiotherapy within the Department of Health Professions, this Lecturer position is an ongoing position with a role of Professional Experience Practice Convenor for a fixed term of two years, which is renewable. 

The Professional Experience Practice Convenor will be responsible for establishing and maintaining professional relationships with clinical and placement partners. The person will lead a team dedicated to professional placements for Physiotherapy and be a key person in a larger team coordinating placements across the Department of Health Professions. 

The Lecturer will contribute to the development of the Masters of Physiotherapy course using: blended models of unit delivery; participate in the administration and ongoing curriculum development of units offered by the Discipline for; and progress an active research profile aligned to the strategic direction of the Faculty. 

Specifically the role will involve leading the Individual Case Management/Clinical domain, and working with existing placement partners as well as establishing new placement partnerships.

With a passion to lead, innovate and embrace diversity to enrich the opportunities of colleagues and students in the delivery of Master of Physiotherapy program.

The incumbent will be committed to, and enthusiastic about developing the Physiotherapy profile of Swinburne University.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Recognised degree in Physiotherapy (from an accredited Australian program or qualifications recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Council if overseas educated).
  • Significant experience in the Clinical/Individual Case Management Domain demonstrating ability to lead the domain.
  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching including a record of co-ordination, teaching and curriculum development in Physiotherapy

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Doa El-Ansary, Associate Professor, Physiotherapy on +61 3 9214 5830. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC

Applications close at 5pm, Sunday 17 December 2017

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