Associate Professor, Speech Pathology and Course Director

Boroondara, Australia
31 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
06 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
  • Academic Level D, $139,132 - $153,093 plus 17% super
  • 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

The incumbent will provide high-level academic, research and professional leadership in the new Speech Pathology course in the School of Health Sciences.

While the position is an ongoing role as an Associate Professor of Speech Pathology, this appointment will also fulfill a role of Course Director for a fixed term of five years, which is renewable.

The primary focus of this position is to lead the implementation of an innovative, entry to practice postgraduate Speech Pathology course to be offered at Swinburne as part of the Health Sciences Strategy. The incumbent will be expected to develop a modern Speech Pathology curriculum which includes augmentative communication and tele-health. All allied health programs at Swinburne take advantage of the strong university profile in technology, design and disability. 

The program will be delivered using online, blended and on-campus modes of delivery. The incumbent will be responsible for the recruitment and supervision of new teaching/research staff into the course.

In addition, the incumbent will:

  • Conduct research, 
  • Convene and teach postgraduate units, 
  • Provide oversight of clinical placements 
  • Coordinate academic programs and supervise research students. 

The incumbent will be committed to building two-way clinical and research partnerships in Australia and enthusiastic about developing the Speech Pathology profile of Swinburne University both locally and abroad. The incumbent will also work closely with the other postgraduate health programs within the University 

Skills and experience

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

  • A PhD qualification relevant to Speech Pathology 
  • Membership of Speech Pathology Australia 
  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching in speech pathology including a record of leadership in curriculum development and course coordination. In particular, demonstrated ability to teach courses using; problem/ case based learning approach, flexible delivery modes and simulation

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


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Further information, contacts and support

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. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

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 Assoc Prof Mary Kennedy-Jones on +61 3 9214 4935. 

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on 

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5pm, Sunday 6 May 2018.

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