Macquarie University
March 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,787 to $136,995
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• Salary Package: Level B from $115,787 to $136,995 p.a. pro-rata plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading • Appointment Type: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week), continuing • Location: Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)


A unique opportunity exists for a highly motivated, qualified, registered physiotherapist with extensive professional and clinical education experience to join our department as Lecturer – Industry.

The Role

Macquarie University is proud to offer an innovative and evidenced-based Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) post graduate degree. Our course combines contemporary coursework with over 1,000 hours of supervised clinical placements, providing students with an excellent grounding for their future career. This role is key to delivering a successful and high-quality placement experience to our students.

Reporting to the Head of Department, Health Sciences, you will utilise your professional and industry experience to make a critical contribution to the development and delivery of teaching and clinical placement opportunities. Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the design, development and delivery of both traditional clinical, and integrated academic and clinical units of study for the DPT course.

  • Collaborate with Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Science (FMHHS) Industry academics and DPT unit convenors to evaluate and improve the experience of DPT students during clinical experiences.

  • Develop, coordinate, implement and review of first- and second-year Community Clinical Placements, which includes the Health and Wellbeing Collaboration program for FMHHS students.

  • Build and maintain effective networks with clinical partners and identify innovative opportunities in order to source clinical placements for students across a broad range of healthcare experiences.

  • Manage and coordinate the provision of support to students and clinical partners during placements to enhance student outcomes.

  • Identify, advise, and support students to adhere to FMHHS Fitness to Practice policy and retain them in the program.

  • Develop and implement strategies, policies and plans to ensure the clinical education components of the DPT course meet accreditation requirements.

  • Provide strategic support and advice to the DPT Course Director on the clinical component of the course aligned to accreditation and legislative requirements.

  • The Macquarie University Academic Job Family Framework recognises and rewards the breadth of academic work. The Technical, Industry, Commercial Academic, is a specialist academic role designed to be a bridge between industry or commercial enterprise and academia, or technical academic roles grounded in research or teaching. As a specialist role, staff in this job family dedicate their workload contribution to teaching or research coupled with non- traditional academic work. This current role will focus on teaching and industry engagement to enhance student experience and graduate employability.

    About You

    You will possess a tertiary qualification in physiotherapy and be interested in sharing your professional and industry experience to make a critical contribution to the development and delivery of learning and teaching within the DPT course.

    About Us

    The Department of Health Sciences sits within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS) whose current education suite includes courses in clinical science, physiotherapy, medicine, exercise and sports science, public health, psychology, cognitive sciences, linguistics, audiology, and speech pathology. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics.

    We foster a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to achieve excellence in teaching and to enhance the research performance of the University. We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff and live our values of Caring, Integrity, Teamwork, Ambition, Innovation, and Engagement.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that details how you meet each of the following selection criteria

    Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in physiotherapy

  • Experience teaching, supporting and/or supervising students on clinical education placements

  • Excellent education skills and experience, including evidence of positive student outcomes

  • Evidence of creating a superior student experience and engagement with diverse cohorts

  • Proven capacity to lead, and operate effectively within a team.

  • Demonstrated proficiency to communicate in a variety of contexts to a wide range of stakeholders

  • Demonstrated evidence of organisational acumen including attention to detail

  • Role Enquiries: Louise Koelmeyer, Head of Department on [email protected] or phone 0404496554.

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    04/03/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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