Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer




Exciting opportunity for an academic with strong industry links to develop and contribute to innovative and impactful teaching and placement program in exercise and sports science


  • Salary Package: Level B from $115,787 to $136,995 p.a. or Level C from $141,376 to $162,584 plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type: full-time, continuing

  • Located at Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)

  • We are seeking a highly motivated ESSA accredited practitioner with extensive professional and clinical education experience to join our department as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Technical, Industry, Commercial Academic. You will utilise your professional and industry experience to make a critical contribution to the development and delivery of teaching and clinical placement opportunities within our Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree.

    The Macquarie University Academic Job Family Framework recognises and rewards the breadth of academic work. The Technical, Industry, Commercial Academic, is a specialist academic role designed to be a bridge between industry or commercial enterprise and academia, or technical academic roles grounded in research or teaching. As a specialist role, staff dedicate their workload contribution to teaching or research coupled with non-traditional academic work.

    About You

    You will possess a tertiary qualification in exercise science and be interested in sharing your professional and industry experience to make a critical contribution to the development and delivery of learning and teaching within the exercise and sports science course. You will have a current history of industry networks and be excellent at creating and maintaining professional networks.

    About Us

    The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS) is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what's possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale.

    The Faculty's current education suite includes courses in exercise and sports science, clinical science, physiotherapy, medicine and public health, psychology, cognitive sciences, linguistics, audiology, and speech pathology. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in exercise and sports science, neurosciences, health systems and patient safety research, cancer medicine, and clinical sciences, amongst others. The Department of Health Sciences comprises academics and researchers from exercise and sports science, physiotherapy, population health, and lymphoedema management. In research, the department includes the Biomechanics, Physical Performance, and Exercise (BioPPEx) research group, a multi-disciplinary group that focuses on improving performance and decreasing injuries in humans.

    We foster a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to achieve excellence in teaching and to enhance the research performance of the University. We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff and expect all our leaders to live our values of Caring, Integrity, Teamwork, Ambition, Innovation, and Engagement.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation in 1964, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates, point-by- point, how you meet the following selection criteria:

    Selection Criteria


  • Tertiary qualification in exercise science or sports science

  • Current Exercise Science, Sports Science, and/or Exercise Physiology accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

  • Evidence of a strong professional network in Sydney and the surrounding area with sports and exercise science stakeholders e.g., community and professional sporting organisations, exercise physiology clinics

  • Demonstrated success in the development (Level C) and delivery of innovative exercise and sports science placement programs including supporting and/or supervising students on placements

  • Excellent sports and exercise practitioner and professional skills and experience, including evidence of positive student outcomes and reflective practice in educating students

  • Proven capacity to lead (Level C), and operate effectively within a team

  • Desirable

  • Experience teaching into the exercise and sports science disciplines e.g., exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, strength and conditioning

  • A PhD in an area related to exercise and sports science (ideally with a focus on the key teaching areas), or demonstrated equivalent experience (Level C)

  • Specific role requirements (only if relevant to job)

    This position requires you to have legal working rights in Australia.

    Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a Working with Children Check Clearance.

    This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University health requirements and requires a current and valid Working with Children Check Clearance for NSW. You may also have to satisfy Macquarie University that you meet all background checks (including criminal record and qualification checks).

    Specific Role Enquiries: A/Prof Tim Doyle, [email protected]

    General Enquiries: A/Prof Louise Koelmeyer, [email protected]

    Applications Close : Sunday, 7 April 2024 at 11:55pm

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    07/04/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

    Job details


    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer


    Macquarie University




    March 22, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 07, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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