Associate Professor/Professor of Occupational Therapy

University of Tasmania School of Health Sciences


Associate Professor/Professor of Occupational Therapy

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Work type: Full time
Location: Launceston
Categories: Academic - Professorial Level

Associate Professor/Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • Based in Launceston
  • Full time, ongoing position

The Master of Occupational Therapy forms part of the Allied Health Expansion Program in the School of Health Sciences within the College of Health and Medicine. The Allied Health Expansion program is creating new opportunities to better support Tasmania’s Allied Health labour force needs and will increase allied health education, training and research opportunities.

The Opportunity

Lead the Master of Occupational Therapy program and work as part of a state-wide team to design and deliver core components of our suite of allied health courses.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide exemplary academic leadership in a state-wide team delivering our suite of allied health courses, and by nurturing and facilitating the career development of other staff within the School of Health Sciences.
  • Advance the School Learning and Teaching agenda and oversee annual quality review cycles of entry-to-practice Occupational Therapy and other professional development courses.
  • Undertake exemplary scholarly coursework teaching and provide leadership in allied health learning and teaching.  
  • Undertake high-quality research aligned to the strategic research priorities of the College, secure external funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia under the auspices of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA).
  • A PhD in a relevant health discipline or equivalent experience, accreditation and professional standing.
  • Achievement in University-level multidisciplinary learning and teaching, including flexible learning and familiarity with innovative blended andragogy and digital technologies.
  • Evidence of leading, designing and implementing best practice assessment and student learning outcomes.
  • Ability as an academic leader, with a strong record in team building and capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching and support staff career development.
  • A substantial record in research that has made innovative contributions to the field of Occupational Therapy.


Appointment to this role at Academic Level D and will have a total remuneration package of up to $180,838 comprising base salary within the range of $142,538 to $154,562 plus 17% superannuation.

Appointment to this role at Academic Level E and will have a total remuneration package of up to $210,344 comprising base salary of $176,256 to $179,781 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply:

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Professor Nuala Byrne, Head of School or +61 3 6324 5413.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Friday, 21 May 2021, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Occupational Therapy Level D or E.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

Advertised: 23 Apr 2021 Tasmania Standard Time

Applications close: 21 May 2021 Tasmania Standard Time

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