Associate Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: PartTime

Position Details

  • Continuing | Part-Time at 0.8 FTE

  • Academic Level A | $79,828 - $96,742 p.a. pro-rata.

  • Location: Bedford Park

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About the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

At the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we aim to be an innovator in contemporary education producing a safer and more resilient health and social care workforce. Our mission is to improve lives and empower communities, enabling better health and caring in the world through an exceptional student learning experience. In the College, our research mission is about co-creating new knowledge which promotes wellbeing, and better care and support, to individuals and communities across the lifespan. We work proactively with industry partners and professional bodies leading to more employable and innovative graduates.

About the Role

If you are a qualified Occupational Therapist who is committed to the scholarship of tertiary teaching, Flinders University invites you to share your expertise to develop the next generation of career-ready graduates. 

As the Associate Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, you will contribute to the preparation and delivery of the College’s Occupational Therapy topics using innovations in teaching practices and technologies. You will also be expected to concurrently engage in practice as an Occupational Therapist by providing high-quality contributions in a clinical or community setting to support the maintenance of contemporary practice. The Associate Lecturer in Occupational Therapy will also be responsible for:

  • Conducting teachings via various methods (lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, and workshops) and assessing students enrolled in Occupational Therapy topics, with a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.

  • Utilising your strong Occupational Therapy knowledge, you will liaise with Course Coordinators and Senior Academic Staff to develop topic and course materials and contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics.

  • Maintaining your professional knowledge relevant to Occupational Therapy through scholarship and professional development.

  • Participating in the College’s administrative activities (membership committees, working groups and meetings) and engaging in relevant external activities such as professional associations, conferences, and workshops.

Some out of hours’ work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate, and overseas travel, may be required.

About You

You will utilise your strong communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of staff, students, and industry stakeholders. Your natural ability to collaborate and engage with relevant external professional domains will develop productive partnerships that can provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • As a minimum, satisfactory completion of 4 years tertiary study or equivalent qualification and experience in Occupational Therapy.

  • Registered with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist.

  • A current membership with Occupational Therapy Australia.

  • Relevant and contemporary clinical experience in Occupational Therapy and an ability to maintain this concurrently within or outside of this position.

  • Evidence of teaching experience at a tertiary level within Occupational Therapy, with an understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and practice.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Michelle Miller.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


National Police Certificate - Australian Federal Police, Working With Children Check - Government of South Australia

Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

11 June 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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