First listed on: 03 February 2020

  • Would you like to join an energetic and innovative team at Australia’s #1 Young University?
  • Full-time, continuing role in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Further develop your academic profile in a supportive, collaborative team in brand new facilities

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic academic to contribute to, develop, and deliver curriculum; to conduct high quality research; and to provide supervision of coursework masters and higher degree research students. In this exciting new role, you will develop and deliver curriculum in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. You will also have the opportunity to participate in our research department and, with support and time for your own research, play a key role in expanding the discipline’s research strengths.

With our primary location close to Sydney’s CBD next to Central Station, Physiotherapy also has a home within Sydney’s elite sporting precinct at Moore Park in the Rugby Australia Building. These facilities include high-tech research labs, state-of-the-art classrooms and study spaces, a multi-purpose sports hall, a resistance training facility and specialist post-grad learning spaces. Read more about UTS at Moore Park here or take a virtual tour here.

With smaller class numbers, a new building, state of the art facilities and emphasis on technology, the school prides itself on providing a collegiate teaching and research environment for all staff.

About You
With a strong teaching and research track record and solid interpersonal skills, you will bring to this role:

  • A PhD in Physiotherapy or related field and AHPRA endorsement as a Physiotherapist or eligible to register
  • Demonstrated knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy with ability to teach and coordinate related subjects and to contribute to curriculum development  
  • Experience in leading independent scholarly research with demonstrated capacity to obtain research grants and other support for research projects and an established research track record of refereed publications and conference presentations at a national and international level
  • Demonstrated ability to forge links with the Physiotherapy profession and other key stakeholders.

You will also have considerable clinical experience and an understanding of key issues in contemporary higher education and research as relevant to the School. 

For more information about this role, please click apply and download the position statement from the UTS website. If you have any questions regarding the role please contact Professor Arianne Verhagen on +61 2 9514 7368.

Remuneration & Benefits

This position is full-time and appointment is on a continuing basis.

Base Salary Range: $127,666 pa to $146,614 p.a. (Academic Level C)

This role also attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, childcare centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are widely recognised for supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria.a

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

In your application, please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the role along with a current CV.

Please note we only accept applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC158643.

Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor Arianne Verhagen, Head of Discipline, on +61 29514 7368 or via email:

Specific enquiries or issues with the application process may be directed to Julie Small, Recruitment Consultant, on +61 2 9514 2039 or via email:

Closing Date: Thursday 27th February 2020 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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