First listed on: 16 November 2018

Lecturer Occupational Therapy

  • Teaching and research role in occupational therapy. Preference will be given to occupational therapists with neuro-rehabilitation and/or assistive technology expertise.
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Continuing full-time or part-time (0.6 FTE minimum), Level B Lecturer, remuneration package: $146K which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation (prorated for part time appointment)

About the opportunity 

We wish to enhance our established research and teaching programs with an appointment of a Lecturer (Academic Level B). We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated occupational therapist keen to grow their academic career in a research-intensive environment where development of occupational therapy leaders through excellent teaching high quality research supervision and contribution to research are priorities.

There will be opportunities to contribute to curriculum development and innovation at unit and course levels to enhance the reputation and reach of our occupational therapy graduates nationally and internationally in health, disability, human service and other sectors.

There will be opportunities to pursue disciplinary, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research as collaborator and leader within the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, the Faculty of Health Sciences, throughout the University of Sydney, and with international partners.

The Discipline of Occupational Therapy, currently located at the Cumberland Campus Lidcombe, will be relocating to the Camperdown Campus in future years as part of the University of Sydney restructure and expansion of the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

In this role you will:

  • teach into undergraduate and postgraduate entry-level courses in occupational therapy, take on responsibility for unit of study coordination and contribute to curriculum development
  • pursue a research program that aligns with the Faculty’s research strengths including grant acquisition and research dissemination through peer-reviewed presentations and publications
  • recruit and supervise postgraduate research students
  • contribute to administrative aspects of teaching and research.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values.

To succeed in securing this role, you will have:

  • a PhD in a field relevant to occupational therapy or have evidence of meeting the requirements of PhD.  (Applicants who have submitted their PhD for examination will be considered but will not be appointable at Level B)
  • practice expertise in any area of occupational therapy but preference will be given to neuro-rehabilitation or assistive technology expertise (desirable)
  • a record of journal publications and scientific conference presentations
  • excellent English language communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • eligibility to apply for registration as an occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • experience in research-led teaching of occupational therapy at the tertiary level (desirable)
  • experience with research student supervision (desirable)
  • previous experience in occupational therapy curriculum development (desirable).

About us

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences research and education. 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 Australia's diversity. As well as graduating outstanding practitioners we graduate leaders in health who have an international perspective.

The Faculty’s Discipline of Occupational Therapy 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 occupational therapy programs are enriched by cutting-edge research.

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 2232/1118C to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm Sunday 16 December 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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