Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Academic Level A/B)

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Academic Level A/B)


Job Position: Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Academic Level A/B)

Company: The University of South Australia

Expected salary:

Location: Adelaide, SA

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Academic Level A/B) Job Details:


  • Based in UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance at the City East campus
  • 2x full-time, continuing positions
  • Commencement Salary: (Level A) $96,929 / (Level B) $109,074 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

Commencing in February 2024, as the Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, you will be responsible for contributing to the teaching, scholarship, research and professional activities within UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance. Your focus will primarily be on teaching in the Occupational Therapy discipline, however, due to an increased focus on multidisciplinary teaching, you may be required to work with multidisciplinary student groups.

The Lecturer in Occupational Therapy will use contemporary professional/discipline-related knowledge in their teaching practice and carry out activities to develop scholarly expertise.

An appointment will be made at Academic Level A or B, dependent on qualifications and experience as referenced in the position description.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

About UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance

The UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit offers a wide range of degrees and conducts research in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation sciences, medical sonography, speech pathology, clinical exercise physiology, exercise and nutrition, health sciences, public health, exercise and sport science, and human movement.

Core Responsibilities

Level A

  • Initiate, develop, and deliver courses, as appropriate, and work with the team in the development of program change and innovation including flexible and online delivery
  • Apply research and scholarship to the development of courses, including investigating and developing alternative teaching methods and the initiation and development of new material
  • Undertake research and scholarly activities (independently or as a member of a team) which will disseminated to the wider community.
  • Actively participate in Academic Unit and discipline committees/groups

Level B

  • Maintain the quality of the courses through course review and development to meet industry / organisational needs, educational requirements and quality standards
  • Coordinate the timely delivery of courses including preparing and delivering lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, facilitating online learning, assessment development and marking
  • Supervise honours or postgraduate students as appropriate to qualifications
  • Undertake research and scholarly activities which will enhance the research profile of the University. Create, foster and enhance national and international links with relevant industry, business, university and community bodies that assist the advancement of University’s objectives

Essential Skills and Experience

Level A

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Board Agency (AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated expertise, knowledge and a commitment to the contemporary practice of Occupational Therapy
  • Demonstrated high standard of interpersonal ability, written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a diverse team

Level B

  • PhD qualification in a relevant discipline and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Board Agency (AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated capacity and commitment to research and scholarship in health practice and education of health professionals
  • Demonstrated commitment to continual professional and personal development


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

To Start Your Unstoppable Career

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Sara Heidrich, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 5641.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Wednesday 24th January 2024

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

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