The University’s School of Health and Human Sciences is seeking to appoint a senior Teaching Scholar in Speech Pathology who will work collaboratively with a team of academics to deliver the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Speech Pathology) program as well as contributing to the evolving Post Graduate portfolio.
The School of Health and Human Sciences provides an exciting and innovative learning environment and works with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements. The School is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of person-centred care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles. The School offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including clinical exercise physiology, midwifery, natural and complementary medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, sport and exercise science, and sport management.
The School is based across three campuses. The School supports degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as postgraduate research degrees. An evidence-based approach to education is promoted across the curricula.
The successful applicant will have expertise in teaching, administration, leadership and scholarly activity. In the role you will play a central role in the establishment of a new undergraduate speech pathology curriculum within the School at the Gold Coast Campus.
The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the following duties:
Provide leadership in program/course development, implementation, evaluation and preparation for accreditation;
Develop undergraduate study materials and teach units specific to the discipline, oversee practical placements and engage in practice learning support with students;
Supervise postgraduate research candidates as required;
Maintain professional and clinical currency;
Contribute to developing and consolidating the position of the School’s Speech Pathology programs amongst tertiary institutions in Australia and overseas;
Contribute to university governance;
Contribute to course quality improvement and teaching and learning excellence.
The successful applicant may be required to travel between all University campuses in order to undertake their duties.
Required Skills and Experience
Ideally, the appointee should possess the following qualifications, skills, abilities and experience:
A Doctoral qualification in Speech Pathology or related area, two years relevant experience and eligible for membership with the Speech Pathology Association of Australia as a Certified and Practising Speech Pathologist;
Demonstrated experience in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum and resources that support and enhance the effectiveness of student learning in a range of adult speech pathology areas within a university setting.
Demonstrated experience in the use of contemporary educational technologies and proven, practical experience in delivering speech pathology material in blended and online environments including digital interactive content delivery.
A track record in scholarship at a level appropriate to the level of appointment, as evidenced by publication output, research grants, and supervision of honours and /or higher degree research candidates.
Evidence of regular participation in and contribution to: staff development activities, relevant professional bodies, and/or community groups; professional practice and/or development of continuing education programs for the Speech Pathology profession;
High levels of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a team; to communicate effectively with a wide range of people; and to lead teaching and research projects.
A capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and equity in the workplace.
Closing date: Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 9:00am AEDT
To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please go to the Vacancies page at http://scu.edu.au/jobs. The Vacancy ID is 17066.
Established in 1994, Southern Cross University is a multi-campus regional University with a vibrant profile of engaged teaching and research. It aims to become the most progressive and innovative regionally based university in Australia.