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Early Career and Senior Academic Physiotherapy Positions

Apply now Job no: 500810
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

In Macquarie’s newly established Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences you’ll join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care. Home to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and Australia’s first fully integrated academic health sciences centre MQ Health, we are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

Macquarie University is building on its significant investment into healthcare by offering NSW’s only Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. The first intake for this degree graduated in July 2015. This 3-year entry-level professional Masters (extended) degree joins a suite of existing and future allied health degrees to offer health professional education. Research is a priority at Macquarie University and this position provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of a strong physiotherapy research program with opportunities for inter-professional research collaborations.

We are seeking to appoint an early career academic (Lecturer) and a senior academic (Senior lecturer/Associate Professor/ Professor) to contribute to the physiotherapy teaching and research programs. The senior academic will also be expected to contribute to the leadership of the Department of Health Professions and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. It is envisaged that the senior academic will be an integral part of the Department’s succession planning with potential future opportunities for various leadership roles such as Director of Doctor Physiotherapy program, Departmental Director of Research and Head of Department.

In either role, you will:

  • Contribute to learning and teaching in physiotherapy across several key areas of physiotherapy practice;
  • Develop and enhance curricula;
  • Design and implement methods to assess student learning;
  • Convene units of study and supervise research students;
  • Contribute to research, producing publications and applications for research grants; and
  • Contribute to promotion and development of the physiotherapy discipline, Department of Health Professions and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for these positions, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV; provide a 4-5 page statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a cover letter indicating the level (either B, C, D or E) at which you are applying.

For Lecturer-Level B applicants:
Essential

  • A PhD (or near completion) in a relevant discipline or physiotherapy specialisation and completion of a Masters by Research or PhD enrolment
  • Registration (or ability to gain registration) with Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and one or more of the following areas of physiotherapy: cardiorespiratory, neurological, paediatrics, gerontology, occupational health, women's health, evidence based practice, professional practice, inter-professional practice, health policy and advocacy, pain management, health promotion and chronic disease management
  • A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of good quality publications relevant to stage of career
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the design, delivery, and management of lectures, tutorials, and assessment
  • Demonstrated experience to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective teamwork

Desirable

  • A demonstrated ability to attract internal and external funding for research and a record of competitive grant success
  • Experience in research supervision

For Senior Lecturer-Level C applicants:

Essential

  • A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
  • Registration (or ability to gain registration) with Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and review of curricula with a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching in two or more of any of the following areas of physiotherapy education: cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatrics, gerontology, occupational health, women's health, evidence based practice, professional practice, inter-professional practice, health policy and advocacy, pain management, health promotion and chronic disease management
  • Demonstrated contribution to leadership in program design, administration and delivery within a reflective approach to learning and teaching
  • Demonstrated innovation in teaching practice
  • A well-articulated research agenda and evidence of a developing track record of publications in high quality journals
  • A demonstrated ability to attract funding for research and supervise research of post-graduate coursework and HDR students
    Evidence of mentoring and development of junior colleagues and students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with abilities to work effectively within and across teams, and to work positively and influentially with staff to achieve the Department’s and Faculty's strategic goals.

Desirable

  • Demonstrated capacity to build collaborative partnerships with industry and professional bodies for sustained positive outcomes for teaching, and/or research and/or healthcare
  • Knowledge of and experience contributing to accreditation of a physiotherapy program in Australia

For Associate Professor-Level D applicants:

Essential

  • A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
  • Registration (or ability to gain registration) with Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and review of curricula with a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching in two or more of any of the following areas of physiotherapy education: cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatrics, gerontology, occupational health, women's health, evidence based practice, professional practice, inter-professional practice, health policy and advocacy, pain management, health promotion and chronic disease management
  • Demonstrated contribution to leadership in program design, innovation, administration and delivery within a reflective approach to learning and teaching
  • Demonstration of research impact at an international level and evidence of high-quality publications based upon a sustained research program
  • A track record of attracting external competitive grant funding at a national or international level and of research supervision and evidence of on time HDR student completions
  • Demonstrated capacity to build collaborative partnerships with industry and professional bodies for sustained positive outcomes for teaching, and/or research and/or healthcare
  • Evidence of mentoring and development of junior colleagues and students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with abilities to work effectively within and across teams, and to work positively and influentially with staff to achieve the Department’s and Faculty's strategic goals.
  • Evidence of leadership within the broader academic and non-academic community

Desirable

  • Knowledge of and experience contributing to accreditation of a physiotherapy program in Australia
  • Evidence of ability to effectively develop capability and manage performance

For Professor-Level E applicants:

Essential

  • A PhD or evidence of equivalent research recognition in a relevant discipline
  • Registration (or ability to gain registration) with Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and review of curricula with a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching in two or more of any of the following areas of physiotherapy education: cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatrics, gerontology, occupational health, women's health, evidence based practice, professional practice, inter-professional practice, health policy and advocacy, pain management, health promotion and chronic disease management
  • Demonstrated strategic role in learning and teaching design, delivery and management within a reflective approach
  • Demonstration of research leadership/impact at an international level and evidence of high-quality publications based upon a sustained research program
  • Significant track record of attracting external competitive grant funding at a national or international level and of research supervision and evidence of on time HDR student completions
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and sustain collaborative partnerships with industry and/or professional bodies for sustained positive outcomes
  • Evidence of high level influence on research and/or teaching practice
  • Evidence of leadership within the broader academic and non-academic community
  • Evidence of ability to effectively develop capability and manage performance

Desirable

  • Knowledge of and experience contributing to accreditation of a physiotherapy program and/or other health programs in Australia or elsewhere

Note: Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a Working with Children Check Clearance. This position requires criminal record and qualifications checking.

Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B) base salary from $ $99,879 to $118,174 p.a. Senior Lecturer (Level C) base salary from $121,953 to $140,246 p.a. Associate Professor (Level D) base salary from $146,462 to $161,099 p.a. Professor (Level E) base salary from $179,556 to $188,043 p.a; plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments.

Appointment Type: Full-time continuing (permanent) positions

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Catherine Dean at catherine.dean@mq.edu.au or +61 2 9850 6620

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at daniella.oreskovic@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: 11:55pm on Sunday 4th June 2017

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians; people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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