Appointment of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Speech Pathology

Ref: 4809/2

Western Sydney University

Sydney, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Jackie Radisich

Research Associate

t: +852 3955 9675

e: Jackie.Radisich@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Level B/C

Closing Date: 22/04/2019

Formal Interview Date: w/c 13th May

Appointment of Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, Speech Pathology (4809/2)

This is a very exciting time to join Western Sydney University (WSU), a forward-thinking, student-focused and research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest growing region, Western Sydney. The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide and, as a research leader, 80 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above. We are seeking to recruit new talent to join our dynamic team to champion our core strategic goal of being a distinctively student-centred university, to contribute towards our fresh new approach and help position WSU as a world-class tertiary education provider.

WSU’s School of Science and Health provides an educational environment that is contemporary, challenging, and adaptive to a rapidly evolving world. Our teaching programs are intrinsically interdisciplinary, and cover a broad range of professional and other disciplines in the health science, biomedical science, and other science areas. These areas are underpinned by a strong focus on research and research-led teaching, which often involves partnerships with a range of external organisations and a focus on strong interprofessional health competencies.

The School of Science and Health is now developing a new Speech Pathology program (including an embedded Honours program) that will have its first intake of students in 2020, and which will sit within our comprehensive suite of allied health and other health science programs. The program will build on WSU’s strong research capability in the areas of speech and language development, including work conducted in the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development.

The launch of the Speech Pathology program provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic emerging scholar to be one of the foundation members of the Speech Pathology academic team, working in support of the Director of Academic Program in Speech Pathology to develop the new program and expand WSU’s research and clinical partnerships in the allied health space. Holding a PhD in a relevant area, the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology will have an emerging, high-quality research record and the ability to contribute to the development of a new and innovative curriculum. They will also demonstrate the capacity to operate in a cross-disciplinary environment and to engage with external stakeholders in order to develop clinical training programs and other partnerships.

Should you have additional questions please contact Jackie Radisich in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at jackie.radisich@perrettlaver.com or on +61 (0)2 8354 4019.  The closing date for applications (consisting of a CV and a covering letter) is Monday 22nd April at 12 noon AEST.

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