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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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Work type: Full Time, Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B), from $101,877 to $120,537 p.a. or Senior Lecturer (Level C) $124,392 - $143,051 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading (pro-rated for part-time appointments)
  • Appointment Type:  Full-time or part-time (3 days per week or more), continuing position.
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

We are seeking a dynamic Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with scholarly expertise in physiotherapy to contribute to a range of teaching and research programs in human movement, physiotherapy and/or human movement. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and enhance curricula, teach and convene units at a postgraduate level, while supervising Higher Degree Research students, conducting collaborative research projects and participating in initiatives and committees that support the academic mission of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences within MQ Health.

You will also be expected to engage with relevant industry partners and make an active contribution to the promotion and development of the physiotherapy discipline, Department of Health Professions and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Ideally this position will be offered on a full-time basis, however candidates interested in a part-time role (≥0.6FTE) are welcome to apply.

About You

You will be a qualified physiotherapist with a PhD or qualifications in a physiotherapy specialisation and a completed post-graduate Physiotherapy degree. You will have embarked on successfully undertaking high-quality research in a relevant area involving impactful research outcomes in line with MQ Health’s integrated approach to healthcare, with the aim of delivering high-quality patient and community outcomes. You will have developed innovative approaches to teaching in both the classroom and clinical learning environments. Your collaborative approach to working with others will ensure you perform effectively within an inter-disciplinary environment. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to effectively supervise Doctor of Physiotherapy and Higher Degree Research students undertaking clinical research projects.

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. Join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care.  We are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

The Faculty offers a distinctive suite of capability-based educational programs, including a unique Doctor of Physiotherapy degree that is the only three-year extended masters-level, professional-entry physiotherapy program in NSW. In research, the Department of Health Professions focuses on optimising development, performance and wellbeing of people across the lifespan. Our core research areas are Physical Activity, Pain, Function and Complex Conditions which all target Macquarie University’s research priority of Healthy People.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 55 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the selection criteria below in a separate document (maximum 3 pages) and upload the document as part of the application process.

Essential criteria – Level B and C:

  • A PhD (or near completion) in a relevant discipline; or physiotherapy specialisation and/or completion of a post-graduate degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration (or ability to gain registration) with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in musculoskeletal, neurological or cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and one or more of the following areas of physiotherapy: sports, paediatrics, gerontology, occupational health, women's health, evidence-based practice, professional practice, interprofessional practice, leadership, business management, 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 in making a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective teamwork.

Essential criteria - Level C:

  • Evidence of high quality learning and teaching and teaching innovation
  • A demonstrated ability to attract internal and external funding for research and a record of competitive grant success and/or industry partnerships/collaborations
  • Experience in supervising higher degree research students in areas relevant to physiotherapy

Desirable criteria:

  • Ability to contribute to undergraduate teaching and expertise in one of more of the following areas: biomechanics, exercise physiology and health behaviour change.
  • Experience in research and/or clinical supervision

Note: Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a valid Working with Children Check Clearance for NSW. This position requires qualifications checking. 

Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor Verity Pacey, at

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at

Applications Close: Sunday, 17 February 2019 at 11:55pm AEDT

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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