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Associate Professor/Professor in Physiotherapy - Academic Lead

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Work type: Full time
Location: Launceston
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

Associate Professor / Professor of Physiotherapy

  • Join the Allied Health Expansion Program
  • Help us increase allied health education, training and research opportunities across Tasmania
  • Provide Physiotherapy teaching expertise and lead the Master program

Your new role

In this newly created role, you will lead the Master of Physiotherapy program and work as part of a state-wide team to design and deliver core components of our suite of allied health courses. As Academic Lead, you will oversee annual quality review cycles of the program in accordance with UTAS Quality Assurance; Partnerships; and Compliance policies, and will ensure the integrity of the program in accordance with accreditation requirements. Working closely with the Departments of Health and Education, the Tasmanian Health Service and community stakeholders, you will ensure high-quality learning experiences through appropriate place-based curriculum in our entry-to-practice and other professional development courses. Leading a team supporting students to become evidence-based practitioners who can work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams will see you succeed in this career defining role.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania and, from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision depends on the people we employ and on creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.

Associate Professor/Professor in Physiotherapy will join the School of Health Sciences within the College of Health and Medicine to join the Allied Health Expansion Program. The Allied Health Expansion program is creating new opportunities to better support the Allied Health labour force needs in Tasmania. We are collaborating with government, health professionals, industry and local Tasmanian communities to increase allied health education, training and research opportunities in Tasmania.

What You’ll need to succeed

As a highly influential academic leader, you will demonstrate a strong record in team building and creating effective working relationships, along with a capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching. Registration as a Physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PBA), under the auspices of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) will enable you to effectively deliver on the expectations of the role. Achievement in University-level multidisciplinary learning and teaching, with demonstrated experience of flexible learning and familiarity with innovative blended learning & teaching andragogy and digital technologies will enable you to effectively support and facilitate the career development of staff.

What’s on Offer?

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community. On offer is a full-time ongoing opportunity, with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation and assistance with relocation. In addition, we offer a myriad of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you! To apply online, please provide your up-to-date CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills & experience align with the requirements of the role. Your application also needs to address the selection criteria outlined in the position description.

For further information about this position, please contact Nuala Byrne, Head, School of Health Sciences via 

Download File Position Description - Associate Professor or Professor in Physiotherapy - Academic Lead.pdf

Applications close Monday, 7 February 2022, 11.55pm

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

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