Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

The University of Adelaide


October 2, 2022


(Level D) $150,639 to $165,698 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing full time position available.

The Associate Professor will lead and encourage an environment of creativity and innovation in Occupational Therapy and Allied Health more broadly. They will engage with the broader academic, research and professional community, to promote and enhance the national and international profile of the School, Faculty and the University.

Reporting to the Director of Allied Health, the Associate Professor will contribute to excellence in teaching, ensure high quality student graduates, produce and enable research outputs that have national and international impact, and lead discipline-based and collaborative engagement.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Registration (or eligible for registration) as an Occupational Therapist within Australia.
  • Established undergraduate and/or postgraduate level teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and leadership in curriculum development with a proven commitment to excellence in teaching and the use of innovative teaching methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of university and health professional accreditation processes.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 2 October 2022.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Rachel Gibson Director, Allied Health P: +61 (8) 83130245 E:

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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