Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Academic Level A)

University of South Australia
April 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,929
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
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  • Based in the Allied Health and Human Performance Unit at the City East campus

  • Part-time (0.8FTE), fixed term contract until 30 July 2025
  • Commencement Salary: $96,929 pro rata per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    This position is primarily focussed on the preparation and delivery of teaching and associated administrative duties within the Academic Unit's undergraduate and /or postgraduate programs. The Lecturer in Occupational Therapy utilises contemporary professional/discipline-related knowledge in their teaching practice and carries out activities to develop scholarly expertise.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    The UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit offers a wide range of degrees and conducts research in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation sciences, medical sonography, speech pathology, clinical exercise physiology, exercise and nutrition, health sciences, public health, exercise and sport science, and human movement.

    Our degrees meet the evolving needs of the health industry, with our graduates actively contributing to the future health workforce in areas such as medical imaging, rehabilitation and wellness, disability, health promotion, chronic disease, pain management, wellbeing and high-performance sport.

    In addition to industry-linked careers, UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance research strengths continue to influence and positively contribute to the health industry and broader community. UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance is home to the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), a recognised research centre which investigates the role of exercise, nutrition and other lifestyle activities in improving clinical and health outcome and Innovation, Implementation & Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT), a research concentration, which focuses on persistent pain and breathlessness, rural health and stroke recovery.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of courses (as appropriate) and work with the team in the development of program change and innovation including flexible and online delivery
  • Apply research and scholarship to the development of courses, including investigating and developing alternative teaching methods and the initiation and development of new material
  • Undertake course coordination (as required)
  • Facilitate the connections between research and teaching and vice versa
  • Contribute to Academic Unit and University activities, particularly in relation to planning and administration (where appropriate)
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy together with relevant clinical experience and registration or eligibility for registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of South Australia
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in contemporary Occupational Therapy
  • Ability to undertake a range of teaching duties including the preparation of appropriate teaching materials and resources and the ability to actively engage and educate a student group
  • Demonstrated experience with a range of technologies and administration appropriate for a contemporary university environment
  • Demonstrated high standard of interpersonal ability, written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on- site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career!

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5974.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Tuesday 9 April 2024

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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