University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Teaching Level A/B)


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  • Based in Allied Health and Human Performance at the City East campus

  • Full-time, two (2) year fixed term contract
  • Commencement Salary: $96,929 (Level A) $109,074 (Level B) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    This position is primarily focussed on the delivery of teaching and associated administrative duties within the Academic Unit's undergraduate and/or postgraduate program and the facilitation of student learning in a clinical setting. It will work with guidance and direction from other academic staff and undertake duties with increasing autonomy as the staff member gains skills and experience.

    The Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology utilises contemporary professional/discipline-related knowledge in their teaching practice and carries out activities to develop scholarly expertise.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    The UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit offers a wide range of degrees and conducts research in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation sciences, medical sonography, speech pathology, clinical exercise physiology, exercise and nutrition, health sciences, public health, exercise and sport science, and human movement.

    Our degrees meet the evolving needs of the health industry, with our graduates actively contributing to the future health workforce in areas such as medical imaging, rehabilitation and wellness, disability, health promotion, chronic disease, pain management, wellbeing and high-performance sport.

    In addition to industry-linked careers, UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance research strengths continue to influence and positively contribute to the health industry and broader community. Our main areas of research include pain sciences, evidence translation, rehabilitation, high performance in sport, nutrition, genetic epidemiology and cancer. UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance is also home to UniSA research concentration: Innovation, Implementation & Clinical Translation in Health (iIMPACT) which focusing particularly on persistent pain and breathlessness, rural health and stroke recovery and UniSA research centre Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), which investigates the role of exercise, nutrition and other lifestyle activities in improving clinical and health outcomes.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Under direction, prepare and conduct learning activities including lectures, tutorials, assessment and provide timely feedback to students
  • Facilitate student learning in a clinical setting
  • Undertake clinical Exercise Physiology consultations and deliver services for a broad range of clients under the breadth eligible compensable schemes (eg. Medicare, RTWSA, DVA, NDIS, PHI)
  • Use a variety of pedagogical techniques (including face-to-face, online and blended learning) to foster student learning
  • Undertake high quality teaching as part of the teaching team, including participation in moderation of marking exercises and benchmarking
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology or a relevant discipline combined with current registration and accreditation, or eligibility for registration and accreditation, as an Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Clinical practice experience and leadership as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist including a high proportion of clinical exercise prescription activity in occupation rehabilitation and/or chronic disease management
  • A demonstrated ability to provide teaching and clinical supervision of Clinical Exercise Physiology students
  • A demonstrated capacity to provide discipline input to the Clinical Exercise Physiology curriculum including program accreditation and benchmarking processes
  • High level written and oral communication skills including demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with team members, external parties and colleagues
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career!

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 6102.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 29 May 2024

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check. #LI-DNI #S-DNI

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    Job details


    Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Teaching Level A/B)


    University of South Australia




    May 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 29, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889. These schools were renowned for providing quality education and for responding to the needs of the nascent colony of South Australia.

    The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous. Ranked number one in Australia for quality education and number six worldwide and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.  Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready.

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