Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Speech Pathology (Academic Level B/C)

University of South Australia


September 26, 2022



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  • Based in the UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Unit based at the City East campus

  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $104,838 (Level B)/$127,680 (Level C) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    LEVEL B This position is responsible for contributing to the teaching, research, scholarship, and professional activities of the Academic Unit. The teaching focus of this position will primarily be on coordination and teaching in Speech Pathology, however, due to an increased focus on multidisciplinary teaching, the position may be required to work with multidisciplinary student groups.

    LEVEL C This position will make an outstanding contribution to the academic leadership of the Academic Unit's teaching of undergraduate, honours and postgraduate programs, with a primary focus on the Speech Pathology discipline. The position will also make innovative contributions to the advancement of teaching and enhance the research profile of the Academic Unit through the development of a program of collaborative research supported by competitive research grant funding.

    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.

    Core Responsibilities


  • Develop, coordinate and deliver courses on campus, offshore, online or via other appropriate methods
  • Work collaboratively and reciprocally with staff in other Academic Units and other partner organisations to ensure that courses contain quality content
  • Contribute to research and scholarly activity, independently and/or as a member of a team
  • Create, foster and enhance national and international links with relevant industry, business, university and community bodies
  • Undertake course coordination duties

  • Provide academic leadership to support the Academic Unit's teaching and learning initiatives in ways that will enhance the student experience
  • Teach and assess undergraduate/postgraduate courses in the Academic Unit's programs
  • Conduct research and scholarly activity, which results in publications in both academic refereed and professional journals and the presentation of conference papers/seminars
  • Actively contribute to Academic Unit and University activities, particularly in raising the profile of the Academic Unit's programs and research engagement
  • Plan, review and manage resources to facilitate the Academic Unit's teaching and research activities
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • A PhD qualification in a relevant discipline, together with eligibility for practicing membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Demonstrated expertise, knowledge and a commitment to the contemporary practice of Speech Pathology

  • Demonstrated high standard or interpersonal ability, written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team
  • Demonstrated experience with a range of technologies and administration
  • Demonstrated experience in the administration of university academic courses and ability to interpret and apply university policies and procedures

  • Demonstrated experience and a commitment to high quality, flexible teaching and learning outcomes, using a range of contemporary teaching methodologies and modes of delivery, including Inquiry Based Learning
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of academic leadership to develop a culture of teaching and learning excellence
  • Experience in teaching and supervision in Speech Pathology
  • 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%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on- site gym membership
  • 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.

    How to Apply

    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 Georgie Hart, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 4389.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 26 September 2022

    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.

    Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

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