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Senior Lecturer Associate Professor - Physiotherapy

Opportunity for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor to make a significant contribution in teaching and research in Physiotherapy

Collaborative and supportive team environment

Continuing, full-time preferred or part-time 0.6 FTE minimum, $150K - $200K package pro rate p.a, incl. leave loading and superannuation

About the opportunity 
We wish to enhance our established research and teaching programs with a physiotherapy appointment at Senior Lecturer (C) or Associate Professor (D) level. You will join an established and highly-skilled teaching team and make a substantial contribution to the continued success of our well-funded research. We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated professional with a strong vision for the profession and the evolving role of the physiotherapist as an integral part of the healthcare team and as an expert in prevention of diseases and community health, including disability and access to disability support.  For more information on our research teams please visit the following link:
We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated professional to make a significant contribution to our research and teaching programs. There will be opportunities to contribute to ongoing curriculum review, ensuring that our programs produce future leaders in clinical physiotherapy, health care, health research and health education. This is a stimulating position that offers the opportunity to be involved in cross-disciplinary research within the Faculty of Health Sciences, throughout the University of Sydney, and with international partners.
Note that the faculty is in a period of exciting change, with plans for our faculty to move from Lidcombe to Camperdown Campus as well as undergo restructure to join the broader Faculty of Medicine and Health.
In this role you will:

teach into undergraduate and postgraduate courses in physiotherapy, take on responsibility for unit of study coordination and contribute to curriculum development
pursue a research program in the area of physiotherapy including grant acquisition, presentations and peer-reviewed publications
recruit and supervise postgraduate research students
contribute to the Faculty’s academic program
contribute to administrative aspects of teaching and research.

In addition, for a level D appointment, you will:

provide academic leadership within the Discipline of Physiotherapy, and particularly within your area of expertise
develop and lead collaborative research projects.

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 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor who has:

a PhD in a field relevant to physiotherapy
clinical expertise in any area of physiotherapy
an established publication record in high impact journals
demonstrated capacity for research grant acquisition
experience in research-led teaching of physiotherapy at the tertiary level
experience with research student supervision
experience in curriculum development and course coordination, preferably in prevention of diseases and community health
good communication skills
the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
eligibility for registration as a physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
postgraduate clinical qualifications in physiotherapy will be highly regarded, but not essential
clinical expertise in physiotherapy for older persons is desirable, but not essential.

In addition, for a level D appointment, you will possess:

extensive research-led, high quality teaching experience with undergraduate and postgraduate students within physiotherapy
a record of successful research higher degree student supervision
demonstrated ability to lead and develop academic teams in teaching and research and ability to work effectively within collaborative teaching and research teams
outstanding achievement in both teaching and research

About us
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences research and education. Courage and creativity guides our decision making, teaching and research. The strategic direction of the faculty is to be known nationally and internationally for the impact of our transformational education and research, and importantly, our research will be deeply embedded with our global partners. The faculty seeks mutually beneficial engagement with local health districts, primary health care networks, academia, industry and communities. We work effectively in diverse cultural settings. Our students represent culturally and socially diverse backgrounds; hence we are building a health workforce that reflects Australias diversity. As well as graduating outstanding clinicians we graduate leaders in health who have an international perspective.
The Faculty’s Discipline of Physiotherapy is actively involved in ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research that has had a substantial impact on the health and quality of life of the community across the lifespan, and is embedded in our Faculty’s Research strengths:
One of the hallmarks of the faculty is research-informed teaching, and consequently we ensure that our undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy programs are enriched by cutting-edge 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 Australias 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.

Preference is for a full-time position however a part-time appointment may be considered.
Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Evangelos Pappas by email  
For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Recruitment Partner, Persa Tzakis on 02 8627 7612 or
Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.
Closing date: 11:30pm, 16 July 2019
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.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Senior Lecturer  Associate Professor - Physiotherapy Sydney University
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