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Federation University Australia is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.

As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

Federation University Australia is taking all necessary precautions to protect our students, employees and prospective candidates throughout our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any concerns, please contact our Human Resources team on (03) 5327 9756.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy

Job no: 850855
Campus: Gippsland Campus
Categories: Academic
School/Area: School of Health

  • Gippsland Campus
  • Full-time or part-time (minimum 0.4 ) continuing appointment
  • Academic Level B: $99,764 – $118,131 p.a or Academic Level C: $121,801 – $140,170 p.a plus 17% superannuation

About the role

The School of Health is a multi-campus School and comprises approximately more than 40 continuing academic staff, a range of administrative and professional staff and sessional staff members. Federation University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health and Paramedicine.

As our Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, OT: Disability and Rehabilitation, you will be committed to delivering student-centred high-quality learning and teaching experiences, that are closely linked to and reflect contemporary health needs and contexts. You will contribute to this new program of study that provides entry to practice in our disciplines and are nationally accredited, which contributes to the continued high employment rate of our graduates.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

We are one of Australia’s oldest universities, known today for our student-centric approach to teaching and learning. For 150 years, we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

About you

You will develop, teach, coordinate and moderate courses at undergraduate and graduate diploma level whilst undertaking teaching and assessment of relevant students. In addition to supervising HDR students, . you will also participate in team projects and various committees as required. You will also be a Registered Occupational Therapist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:


Please apply by Sunday, 26 September 2021

Applicants are required to submit a Key Selection Criteria and cover letter in addition to a resume.

To view the Position Description, please click here: 850855.pdf


If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please refer to the position description for WWCC requirements.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Elizabeth Spark, our Diversity and Inclusion Partner.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Lisa Pickering, our Associate Director, Organisational Development and Performance.

A workplace for remarkable people

For almost 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our leave and work-life balance web page.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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