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Senior Lecturer in Exercise Science job with AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

  • Contribute to excellence in learning and teaching at undergraduate level
  • Develop scholarship of learning and teaching within the discipline of Exercise Science
  • Full-time, continuing role based at our Blacktown 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; Behavioral 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. The Faculty’s current research priorities focus on Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolism, Health Services Research, Nutrition, Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, Psychology and Mental Health. 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. Further information about the Faculty can be found at:

About the National School of Behavioral and Health Sciences:

The National School of Behavioral and Health Sciences is located on seven of the University’s campuses: Brisbane, Blacktown, Strathfield, North Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Ballarat. The school is currently responsible for delivery of programs in six professional disciplines: Biomedical Science; Exercise Physiology; Exercise Science; Nutrition Science; Public Health and Psychology. Further information about the school can be found at: health-sciences

About the role:

As Senior Lecturer (Exercise Science) you’ll make a significant contribution to the academic and administrative activities of the National School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, with key responsibilities in the ongoing development and delivery of lecture, tutorial and laboratory material in core units of programs in the Discipline of Exercise Science, in line with the School’s national curricula. The position contributes to excellence in teaching and learning at undergraduate levels and engages in the scholarship of teaching and learning in line with the Faculty and the University.

More specifically the role entails:

  • Provide academic leadership in the ongoing development and review of courses.
  • Lead excellence in learning and teaching, including the use of e-learning technologies for units/courses in the discipline.
  • Undertake lecturer-in-Charge responsibilities for specific units of study in undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs.

You will need to have:

  • A postgraduate degree (PhD essential) in Exercise Science or related discipline with expertise in Biomechanics.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching experience at undergraduate level in Biomechanics.
  • A significant academic teaching profile, including Lecturer-in-Charge and Course Coordination duties, with evidence of design and delivery of innovative and quality learning environments for the discipline of Exercise Science.
  • The ability to manage a range of educational processes, including planning and continuous quality improvement of programs and courses.
  • Relationship experience with internal and external stakeholder organisations, and relevant discipline-specific industry partners, locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Theoretical understanding and practical experience in applied exercise science testing and reporting, specifically including 2D and 3D motion analyses, use of force platforms, EMG and metabolic analyses.
  • Experience in the scholarship of learning and teaching.
  • Relevant academic administrative experience (consistent with level of appointment).

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 website. 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 ‘View Position Description and Apply’ buttons above or below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued at $154,846 – $168,247 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $130,847 – $142,171 (pro rata) pa (Academic Level C), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General inquiries can be sent to Paul Taylor, Assistant Deputy Head of School at:

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

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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: 04-AUG-2022 at 11:59 pm AUS Eastern Standard Time


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