Senior Lecturer, Biomechanics

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time position based at our Hawthorn campus.

About the Role 
As the Senior Lecturer, Biomechanics in exercise and sport science, you will have demonstrated experience of advanced technical biomechanical skills, including the integration of different technologies, biomechanical data collection and analysis techniques within multi-disciplinary teams. 

You will be involved in the delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the Department of Health Sciences and Biostatistics. Responsibilities include educational and curriculum development for on-campus, online, or blended learning materials and assessments. The appointee will also coordinate units within the degree programs, including teaching and marking assessments.

Swinburne University offers cutting-edge laboratories and equipment for Exercise and Sport Science teaching and research, presenting an exciting opportunity to be part of a team developing and expanding the exercise and sport science program.

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

•    Contribute to the development and implementation of effective learning and teaching practices within the university at undergraduate and postgraduate level, specifically in the field of biomechanics for exercise and sport science.
•    Preparation and delivery of tutorials, lectures, practical’s, workshops and/or seminars.
•    Prepare, assess, and provide appropriate feedback to students.
•    Adopt and develop units and course materials.
•    Maintain the quality of the programs through reviews and to meet industry/organisational needs, educational requirements, and quality standards.
•    Investigate and develop alternative teaching methods and the initiation and development of new material.
•    Capability to lead a research program with the ability to work collaboratively, as well as provide HDR supervision to achieve high impact outcomes. 

For more information on this role please refer to the position description.

•    A Doctorate qualification in Exercise and Sport Science – Biomechanics
•    Accreditation with Exercise and Sport Science (ESSA) as AES
•    A teaching qualification is preferable

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

•    Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
•    Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
•    Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
•    Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria for the position.  
To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

For more information on this role, please contact Department Chair - Health Science and Biostatistics, Jason Howitt on

If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply’ and you will be redirected to Swinburne’s Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on 

Applications Close: Wednesday 28th of February at 5pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant


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