Associate Professor in Health Sciences
University of New South Wales

Associate Professor (Education Focused) – Health Sciences

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Work type: Full-time, Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Associate Professor

About the role:

  • 3 - Year Fixed Term, Full - Time appointment  
  • $160K - $176K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Based at Kensington Campus, Sydney, NSW

UNSW’s Education Focussed roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education and devote their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. Those who are appointed to this prestigious specialisation will be expected to successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

The Associate Professor will contribute to teaching and development of courses in the School of Health Sciences, including the existing and soon to be revised Exercise Physiology program and the proposed new Physiotherapy degree. They will lead the musculoskeletal rehabilitation subjects for all students.

This role reports to the Head of School, Health Sciences and has no direct reports. Please review the position description for more details on the role requirements. Download File Assoc Prof Lev D Health Sciences PD

 Skills and Experience:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the knowledge and skills required for employment opportunities as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) or Physiotherapist within the workplace assessment and rehabilitation sector.
  • An in depth understanding of Workers compensation systems and state insurance regulatory authority (SIRA) legislative requirements for health science professions, including physiotherapy.
  • Knowledge in epidemiology of occupational injury; occupational health and safety; functional capacity assessment; workplace injury prevention and rehabilitation; and exercise interventions in workplace rehabilitation
  • An in depth understanding of evidence-based exercise interventions in the treatment and management of wide range of musculoskeletal pain conditions.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design using a range of pedagogical approaches, development and delivery of courses and programs, at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Experience of implementing educational technologies and online delivery methods.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence and fostering this in others.
  • Demonstrated experience with industry or work-integrated learning.
  • Evidence of professional development of teaching practice in self and others with the ability to advance and lead an inclusive culture of excellence in learning and teaching.
  • Demonstrated success in initiating curriculum development and improvement.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Excellent record of recruiting and supervising high calibre students.
  • Demonstrated leadership in building engagement and partnerships with the profession and industry.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed. 

Contact (Role related questions): A/Professor Belinda Parmenter – Head of School         E:

Applications close: 11.55pm, 4th August 2021

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Advertised: 14 Jul 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 04 Aug 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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