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Lecturer in Research Methods and Public Health

Job no: 850858
Campus: Gippsland Campus
Categories: Academic
School/Area: School of Health

  • School of Health - Gippsland Campus
  • Academic Level B: $99,764 -118,131 p.a plus $17% superannuation (pro rata)
  • Part time 0.4 continuing appointment

About the role

As our Lecturer, Research Methods and Public Health 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 the new occupational therapy 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.

You will focus on educating occupational therapists who are skilled in a number of areas, including physical health, mental health, rehabilitation, pain management, driving assessments and pediatrics. Our Occupational Therapy program focuses on contemporary occupational therapy practice and is based on real-life scenarios and cases. You will also contribute to the academic research within the School.

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

The Lecturer, Research Methods and Public Health will work under the broad direction of the Discipline Lead for Occupational Therapy. You will contribute to our Occupational Therapy program by developing, teaching and coordinating courses in Research Methods, Public Health and/or Health Promotion for allied health students. You will undertake teaching and assessment within the discipline of Occupational Therapy and other related allied health disciplines whilst contributing to research activities. You will participate in discipline projects and various committees as required across the University and contribute to the administrative functions of the school.

To be considered for this position, you will have demonstrated:

  • experience as a psychology academic, ideally with a public health background, and application of contemporary research methods;
  • enthusiasm for teaching, and a good teaching record with teaching courses in Research Methods and Public Health;
  • experience in teaching and learning design using a range of pedagogical approaches, and development and delivery of courses and programs at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels;
  • evidence of research expertise and a demonstrated capacity and preparedness to achieve an active research profile in a relevant health field;
  • ability to develop and implement a student-centred approach with a focus on student educational experience and success; and
  • support and interact with students from diverse backgrounds including those with disabilities and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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 address the Key Selection Criteria, in addition to a resume.

To view the Position Description, please click here: 850858.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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