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Professor/Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Southern Cross University
Australia (AU)
Salary ranges between $123,900-$190,982 plus 17% superannuation
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
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Full Time
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  • Choice of Lismore, Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour campuses suited to coastal lifestyles  
  • Permanent opportunity with a rising regional University  
  • Opportunity to influence physiotherapy education and workforce  

About us

Southern Cross University is a young, dynamic and rising institution of excellence committed to transforming tomorrow . Our game changing new education model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes and quality of life.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health is expanding their health programs due to demand and is seeking a Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer of Physiotherapy to contribute to, lead and innovate the delivery of a new undergraduate course offering. You will lead the curriculum development and significantly contribute to the teaching and research goals of the Faculty while building strong connections to industry for both research and field education opportunities. Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership in Physiotherapy education, research and other professional activities that promote the discipline, Faculty and University more broadly.
  • Undertake teaching, administrative duties, coordination and curriculum development.

About you

The successful candidate will bring a PhD in Physiotherapy and experience leading curriculum design with a student-centred approach. You will have a track record in teaching excellence, demonstrated through student outcomes and a supporting research profile. In addition, you will have:

  • People leadership and management experience within the higher education sector;
  • Established relationships with key academics, industry or professional institutions; and
  • A passion for delivering quality education in the field of Physiotherapy

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

Salary and benefits

Our staff benefit from flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities. This position is:

  • Full-time, continuing (permanent)
  • Located at either Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast or Lismore. Generous relocation support available
  • Academic Level E, D or C.The base salary for Academic Level E is $190,982 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $223,448.
    The base salary for Academic Level D ranges from $148,746-$163,655 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $191,476.
    The base salary for Academic Level C ranges from $123,900-$142,531 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $166,761.

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU. 

Application requirements

Applicants must apply online and provide responses to the selection criteria in the position description by the closing date. Information to support you prepare your application is available on our website. If you experience difficulties applying online or need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process, please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website.   

Job applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or currently hold a visa with ongoing work rights in Australia. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Further information

Closing Date: 9:00am AEST, Friday 2 September 2022

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion and aim to ensure equality in the recruitment of our staff. Applications are supported and encouraged from those that bring diversity to the University.

Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.

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