Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

Swinburne University of Technology

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Permanent and Full Time position in a central Hawthorn location

About the Role 
Join our dynamic team as a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the Department of Nursing and Allied Health. In this role, you will play a crucial part in building curriculum, undertaking research and growing physiotherapy placement capacity in collaborating with key stakeholders, including the Discipline Lead and Course Director.

This position offers flexibility, welcoming part-time and job share arrangements for physiotherapists seeking to blend clinical practice with academia. As a Senior Lecturer, you will lead the way in shaping the future of physiotherapy education, utilizing innovative teaching methods and contributing to curriculum development aligned with our schools strategic vision.

If you are a passionate academic with a commitment to teaching and learning excellence, this role is perfect for you! You will have the opportunity to mentor colleagues and inspire students through engaging education and research initiatives. From developing blended learning materials to undertaking research with impact, you will play a pivotal role in advancing the field of Physiotherapy within our School of Health Sciences.

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

  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching including a record of co-ordination, teaching and curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build research teams and partnerships and in practice research supervision to achieve high impact research outcomes.
  • A track record of leading, planning, supervising and conducting physiotherapy or related research.
  • Experience in sourcing clinical partnerships and supporting student placements.
  • Interest in the application of technologies to improve health practice.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in physiotherapy. 



  • A PhD in Physiotherapy or relevant field.
  • 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. 

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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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