Lecturer (Speech Pathology)

Updated: 20 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA

Job Description
  • Work in a high performing and motivated team at our Footscray Campus
  • Demonstrate leadership and mentoring to other academics and HDR students 
  • Deliver high quality material to our undergraduate and postgraduate students

About Us: 

At Victoria University (VU), our aim is to be a global leader in dual-sector learning and research by 2028. Join us on the journey and help us achieve our strategic drives embedded in our Strategic Plan 2022-2028: Start well, finish brilliantly.   One of the drivers “Thriving place to Study and Work” will enable us to continue to create places that our students and staff love to belong and feel immense pride.

About the Role:
The overall purpose of the role is to make significant contributions to  the teaching effort in the Speech Pathology discipline and to contribute to the College through academic relevant administrative and research activities. A teaching and research academic at this level is also expected to play a role in scholarship, research and/or professional activities.

The position of Lecturer will design and teach units, including online and preparatory material as well as convene units of study. The successful applicant will be required to teach into the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University, supervise Honours and higher degree students and have supervisory responsibilities for some staffing.

This is a full-time position (Teaching and Research) at Academic Level B $105,662 (per annum) – $125,473 (per annum) plus 17% superannuation, working 36.75 (1 FTE) hours per week.


An example of duties you may perform will include:

  • Work with Speech Pathology and relevant other staff to develop high quality materials to teach and convene units in the postgraduate and undergraduate Speech Pathology discipline;
  • Participate in administrative duties and academic leadership such as course or unit Convener, attend discipline and college meetings and/or membership of a number of committees.
  • Independently prepare and deliver curriculum content, including unit coordination, marking, assessment and consultation with students.
  • Independently and in collaboration with other relevant staff, conduct and disseminate research in areas of expertise in accordance with the expectations for the level of appointment.
  • Support the professional practicum program and enhance industry partnerships.  

About You:

Preference will be given to applicants possessing proficiency in voice and stuttering or audiology. Individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders and/or all abilities are encouraged to apply. Our speech pathology program fosters a supportive atmosphere with a vibrant culture to join our high-achieving team.

The ideal candidate will be dynamic, forward-thinking and collaborative. They will excel in communication and demonstrate effective interaction with colleagues across the College and the University.

What We Offer:

For information on our employee benefits, flexible working, discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships and salary packaging please visit https://www.vu.edu.au/staff/benefits-services-for-staff .

How to Apply?

For a position description click here: Lecturer - Speech Pathology
Applications must be submitted as a single document  comprising:

  • A cover letter
  • Your curriculum vitae/resume
  • Your responses addressing all selection criteria located in the position description
  • Evidence of applicable qualifications, licences and registrations

Note: Applications which do not address the selection criteria will NOT be considered.

Applications close on Tuesday the 25th of June 2024 (11:59pm AEST) 

Who to Contact? 

For further information relating to the position, please contact Matthew Clarkson, Head of Program (Allied Health) at [email protected]  for any questions about the role. 
Our Commitment to Protecting Country: 
Victoria University honours its deep diversity as a foundation for collaboration and social progress. We will demonstrate sensitivity in respecting First Nation perspectives. We will ensure that we respect our Indigenous voices and commit to sustainable Protecting Country. We will take leadership responsibility, in all that we do, to improve the health and wellbeing of our local and global communities, and the planet that we share. 
Victoria University is committed to inclusion, equity and diversity. VU encourages applications from women, gender diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from under-represented backgrounds in this field.

About Us
Victoria University (VU) is the  University of the West .
For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible education to students in Melbourne’s west and beyond.
We are one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities, with currently over 40,000 enrolled vocational and higher education students studying across our campuses.
Our moral purpose is to provide vocational and higher education that transforms the lives of students and the communities we serve. Our values are a living set of actions that underpin our moral purpose.
The VU Values are that we are always:
• welcoming
• ethical
• shaping the future 
• together.
This is the VU Way. We are always WEST.
At VU we believe diversity is a strength – the more diverse perspectives, identities, cultural backgrounds, ages and experience of our students and staff, the better our working environment, research and educational experience of our students.
With a culturally diverse population of students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds, we strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment where all students and staff are respected, valued and enabled to thrive.

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