Professor and Head of School - Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Mar 13, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences includes the professional disciplines of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.  Undergraduate programs are available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with graduate entry programs available in all disciplines.  Students gain supervised professional experience as part of their academic program and graduates are ready for immediate entry to their profession on completion of their degree. Each of the undergraduate degree programs is of four years' duration and includes both preclinical and clinical study offered in an integrated way. All of our programs place considerable emphasis on problem solving and diagnostic decision-making and students are guided in the processes of systematic and holistic assessment and the selection and effective implementation of management approaches.  Each discipline prepares students to operate within the health, education and related systems and to contribute meaningfully to teams. There is an emphasis on interprofessional education and research in the school.

All disciplines within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are active in research and are making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their professions. The School offers Research Higher Degree programs in all disciplines.

Further details about the School and its activities may be accessed on the School's web site at


The role

An opportunity exists for an outstanding individual to assume the role of Professor and Head of School. The primary role of the Head is provide academic leadership of the School, leading both the teaching and research activities as well as the School's engagement with its alumni, government and industry partners, and relevant professional bodies.


The person

We seek applications from dynamic and exceptional leaders with recognised international profiles in teaching and research in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology or audiology who have the ability to provide strong strategic leadership for the School. Effective communication and interpersonal skills will be essential to initiate and foster collaborative links with key partners and stakeholders both within and beyond the University.



A full-time continuing appointment as Professor (Academic Level E) will be offered to the successful applicant along with a five-year fixed term appointment as Head of School, with a possible continuation by mutual agreement of the headship appointment for a further term. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.



To  obtain more information about this opportunity and how to apply please contact Dr Kathryn Buller, RLCSearch. T: +61 406 320 281 or E:

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