Professor, Physiotherapy

Swinburne University of Technology

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Permanent and Full Time position in a central Hawthorn location

About the Role 
We are looking for a dynamic Professor of Physiotherapy to enhance the quality of Physiotherapy education and research at Swinburne University and join our team in the Discipline of Physiotherapy within the Department of Nursing and Allied Health.

As the Professor of Physiotherapy, you will collaborate with key stakeholders to elevate the standards of Physiotherapy education and research. Your role will involve leading research initiatives within the Nursing and Allied Health disciplines, shaping the future of our curriculum, and driving innovation in blended models of unit delivery.

Join us in fostering a culture of excellence and diversity, where you will have the opportunity to inspire colleagues and students through practice-based education and research. As a key member of our team, you will play a pivotal role in developing online and on-campus learning materials, coordinating units, and leading impactful research activities aligned with our strategic goals.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the field of Physiotherapy, embracing innovation, and driving positive change, we want to hear from you! Take the next step in your career and become a leader in interdisciplinary academic practice at Swinburne University. Apply now and be part of our vibrant community dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare.


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

  • Demonstrated strong capacity to build and lead research teams and partnerships and in practice research supervision to achieve high impact research outcomes, with a proven research track record.
  • Demonstrated high standard of experience in tertiary teaching including a record of co-ordination, teaching and curriculum development and teaching in Physiotherapy Education.
  • Experience with online learning and teaching methods in Physiotherapy education including creation or use of leading edge/best practice delivery methods such as flexible delivery formats.
  • Proven ability to source and grow clinical partnerships and support student placements.
  • Experience in supporting program accreditation requirements
  • Demonstrated high standard of clinical experience in Physiotherapy
  • A high degree of organisational and administrative skills and capacity to contribute to the management of the course, program delivery and lead and mentor staff and students



  • A PhD appropriate to the Physiotherapy Discipline
  • AHPRA registration as a Physiotherapist.

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 your suitability for this position. 

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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For more information about the role, please reach out to Professor Rebecca Lane

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: Sunday April 21st at 11pm

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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