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Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

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Job No:972482
Campus Location:Melbourne
Functional Unit:School of Allied Health
Work Type:Continuing full time
  • Two positions offering the opportunity to provide technical, clinical and industry expertise  
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Full-time continuing positions, located in Melbourne (part-time will be considered)


Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses nationally – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The National School of Allied Health is located on five of the University's campuses: Melbourne, Canberra, Strathfield, Sydney and Brisbane and is responsible for delivery of programs in four professional disciplines: Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Public Health and Social Work.

As a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy you are expected to make significant contributions to the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy by contributing technical and professional expertise. 

You will: 

  • teach and assess at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as appropriate, including contributing to the Core curriculum
  • assist in administration of units and courses
  • participate in School, Faculty and University committees and related activities
  • commit to professional activities outside the University and build effective partnerships with external organisations and communities.

Clinical experience in vocational rehabilitation in ergonomics and / or physical rehabilitation would be well regarded. In addition to maintaining professional competency and National registration, you will need to demonstrate: 

  • a higher degree (Masters or PhD, or equivalent) in occupational therapy or a related discipline
  • professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and eligibility for, and commitment to maintain, membership of Occupational Therapy Australia Ltd
  • evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University
  • occupational therapy practice experience, including knowledge of contemporary and evidence based practice. 

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.


How to Apply:

Obtain the Position Description PD Lecturer in OT.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply

Total remuneration valued to $110,847 - $130,747 pa, including salary component $93,667 - $110,590 pa (Academic Classification Level B), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. 

General enquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Elspeth Froude, Deputy Head of School of Allied Health, North Sydney on (02) 9739 2582. 

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit www.acu.edu.au/careers 

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 27 April 2017


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