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Description

Campus Location: North Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Melbourne, Australia

Job No: APTAV102103#009

  • Associate Professor/Professor in Occupational Therapy provides leadership and makes outstanding and original contributions to research, scholarship and teaching within the discipline
  • A teaching and research pathway at ACU
  • Full time, continuing role based in North Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne campus

About ACU:

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 eight campuses: Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

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.

About The Faculty Of Health Sciences:

The Faculty of Health Sciences comprises three schools: Allied Health; Behavioural and Health Sciences; and Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. There are currently approximately 14,000 students (EFTSL) and 530 (FTE) staff in the faculty under the disciplines: occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, exercise science, exercise physiology, nutrition science, biomedical science, nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychology and public health. The Faculty is represented across seven ACU campuses and the current research priorities focus on Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolism, Health Services Research, Nutrition, Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, Psychology and Mental Health. An expanding portfolio of postgraduate courses is also available in coursework and research, where many postgraduate courses within the Faculty have been developed in conjunction with industries in order to meet specific needs of the professions. Some postgraduate units are offered in flexible learning mode by online study. All students have professional and clinical experience that is supervised by specially qualified practitioners. Catholic hospitals and other public, private and specialty organisations, as well as schools and the health and sports industry, are involved with preparing for promoting and offering this valued and essential experience. The goals of the Faculty are closely linked to and emanate from the Mission of the University. The areas of achievement by the Faculty include the key areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community engagement in addition to specific objectives regarding internationalisation, quality and resource management. It has well-established procedures for evaluating performance and ensuring quality which involve students and representatives of the various statutory registration authorities and professional organisations, as well as recent graduates and employers. Further information about the Faculty can be found at: https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/faculties-directorates-and-staff/faculty-of-health-sciences

About The National School Of Allied Health:

The National School of Allied Health is located on six of the University's campuses: Brisbane, Strathfield, North Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Ballarat and is responsible for delivery of programs in four professional disciplines: Occupational Therapy; Speech Pathology; Physiotherapy; Social Work and Human Services. Further information about the School can be found at: https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/faculties-directorates-and-staff/faculty-of-health-sciences/school-of-allied-health

About Occupational Therapy:

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program commenced in 2012 at ACU and is offered on three campuses: Melbourne, North Sydney and Brisbane. The program provides an educational experience that ensures graduates are competent and effective practitioners who meet contemporary occupational therapy practice standards and are eligible for entry into the occupational therapy profession. The ACU Mission is embedded within the program and promoted as part of defining ACU graduates as those who work towards social justice, recognise disadvantage, and engage with diverse and vulnerable communities to achieve occupational outcomes that support wellbeing. ACU graduate attributes which focus on respect for dignity and diversity, responsibility towards the common good, and ethical decision making are embedded in the program. High achieving students can apply to undertake an embedded Honours program in third and fourth year. Teaching is innovative and engaging and delivered by a national team with a strong commitment to the scholarship of learning and teaching. The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been fully accredited across all campuses by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia.



Requirements

About the role:

As Associate Professor/Professor in Occupational Therapy you will provide leadership and make outstanding and original contributions to research, scholarship and teaching within the discipline. You will have an established and continuing international-expert status and be recognised as an eminent authority in Occupational Therapy. Your substantial involvement in the development of the Occupational Therapy Discipline nationally and internationally, will have made a clear and formative impact that is recognised and acknowledged as significant by national and international leaders in the discipline.

More specifically the role entails:

  • Provide academic leadership within the Discipline and within the School and Faculty, reporting to and working with the National Head of School and the Head of Discipline (Occupational Therapy) to ensure a cohesive approach within the Discipline and School.
  • Lead and manage research in Occupational Therapy that is nationally and internationally competitive and of value to the Discipline, School, Faculty and the University.
  • Engender commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition through a strong focus on social justice and the common good in the activities of the Discipline.

You will need to have:

  • A doctoral qualification in Occupational Therapy or equivalent and registered as an Occupational Therapist within Australia. It is desirable that applicants have experience in Occupational Therapy practice.
  • (Level E) A significant academic teaching profile in a relevant area in Occupational Therapy, with evidence of design, delivery and evaluation of innovative and quality learning environments. (Level D) A substantial academic teaching profile in a relevant area in Occupational Therapy, with evidence of design, delivery and evaluation of innovative and quality learning environments.
  • Demonstrated leadership in research-led approaches to learning and teaching in the design and implementation of curricula.
  • An established national and international research profile in Occupational Therapy with: a strong track record of active, sustained and productive engagement in high-quality research; including success in competitive grants, dissemination in high impact journals and evidence of impact relevant to the discipline
  • (Level E) Demonstrated quality research leadership, including through: quality supervision of candidates for Higher Degrees by Research; effective mentoring to develop the research capability and capacity of individual and teams of Mid- and Early-Career Researchers; substantial leadership contributions that strengthen the University's research capacity, capability and culture; and a consistent record of service on nationally recognised grant assessment panels. (Level D) Demonstrated research leadership, including through supervision of candidates for Higher Degrees by Research; effective mentoring to develop the research capability and capacity of individuals and research teams; contributions that strengthen the University's research capacity, capability and culture; and a record of service on nationally recognised grant assessment panels.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide professional and/or academic leadership including ability to think and act strategically, particularly in planning and decision making.
  • (Level E) Strong interpersonal ability and communication skills to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes that are aligned with the Mission, Vision and Values of the University including: Strong relationship management experience including negotiation and liaison skills with a range of people at different levels; Ability to work with others to achieve outcomes and continual improvement, including the ability to lead and implement change, and to lead and motivate staff. (Level D) Relevant interpersonal ability and communication skills to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes that are aligned with the Mission, Vision and Values of the University including: negotiation and liaison skills with a range of people at different levels; demonstrated ability to work with others to achieve outcomes and continual improvement.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and/or Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP) (ACT only).

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 from the ACU website: Careers at ACU. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description and outline how they would support the mission of the university. To apply for this role click the ACU website: Careers at ACU. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $175,696 - $193,558 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $148,465 - $163,559 (pro rata) pa (Academic Level D) OR $226,319 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $191,242 (pro rata) pa (Academic Level E), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. The level of appointment will be determined based on the level of experience, skills and capability of the successful candidate.

General enquiries can be sent to Loretta Sheppard, Associate Professor Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health at: loretta.sheppard@acu.edu.au

Candidates must hold Australian work rights to apply for this position. For permanent/continuing roles, applicants must have permanent work rights.

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

Find out more information on the benefits of working at ACU at: www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/careers-at-acu/why-work-at-acu

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.


Advertised: 30-JUN-2022

Applications close: 28-JUL-2022 at 11:59pm AUS Eastern Standard Time

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64171923
  • Location:
    North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Company Name For Job: Australian Catholic University
  • Position Title: Associate Professor (Occupational Therapy)
  • Job Function: Academic
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Job Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: $148,465.00 - $191,242.00 (Yearly Salary)

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