Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Counselling

Sydney, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Take a leadership role in enriching the students learning and teaching in a leading rehabilitation counselling course program
  • Located at Cumberland and Camperdown Campus
  • Full time fixed term for five years with possibility of further extension, base salary level C/D $124K - $165K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer to take a leadership role in enriching the students’ learning and teaching experience in a leading rehabilitation counselling course program and to undertake research in the field of community participation or disability and social inclusion.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer/ in Rehabilitation Counselling who has:

  • a PhD in rehabilitation counselling or related field
  • knowledge of the core competencies of rehabilitation counselling, and experience teaching in an accredited graduate rehabilitation counselling education program
  • a vision for the future of rehabilitation counselling in a changing health climate as well as an understanding of changes in health and its impact around this discipline
  • some academic program leadership experience
  • evidence of a clear line of research related to rehabilitation counselling such as disability and community participation or social inclusion
  • an established or emerging international reputation (Associate Professor)/national reputation (Senior Lecturer) in the field
  • eligibility for/membership of a rehabilitation counselling professional association
  • ideally a strong methodological background, a developing or well-defined research program that is supported by funding from a source that uses a rigorous peer review process, and experience with interdisciplinary research.

This is an ideal opportunity to further develop your academic profile in rehabilitation counselling whilst working in a collegiate team environment.  You will have opportunities to participate and lead collaborative research and to develop and deliver rigorous teaching programs.

About us

The Faculty of Health Sciences is the largest health science faculty in Australia and is internationally recognised for quality and innovation in teaching and research. The Faculty focus is on health, disability, rehabilitation and functioning. The Faculty’s Discipline of Rehabilitation Counselling has a strong commitment to education and training to meet the accreditation requirements of the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia and similar international bodies which influence rehabilitation counselling curricula as well as research. The Discipline has active programs of research in community based rehabilitation counselling, occupational rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation, and practice integration of the International Classification of Function. The Discipline has established international partnerships in teaching and research.  

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1168/0618F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm Monday 30 July 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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