Researcher in Neurology

University of Queensland



About the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Our School has a long tradition of high achievement in teaching and research in audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology. As one of Australia's leading health and rehabilitation educators, the School is recognised internationally for its teaching and research staff, alumni and quality of students.  


About This Opportunity 


Expressions of Interest are open for casual academics in Physiotherapy. Specifically, we are seeking Clinical Educators to support students in our Neurological, Ageing and Balance (NAB) clinic. We are excited to hear from those who can contribute to the core neurological clinical education of students enrolled in our Bachelor (Hons) and Graduate Entry Physiotherapy courses.


Ideally, we are looking for people who have the capacity to cover Mondays and Wednesdays from late September until the end of October 2023. There may also be an additional day available earlier in this period.


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Facilitate and supervise individual and groups of students performing profession specific or inter-professional clinical practice in the Neurological Ageing and Balance clinic.

  • Monitor, evaluate and report on students’ development of clinical skills and knowledge, utilising profession specific tools and criteria (i.e. Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice - APP).

  • Guide, develop and deliver evidence-based interventions for clients in conjunction with students and clinical staff.


These are casual academic positions, approximately 2-3 days per week, from late September until the end of October 2023. The casual rate offered will be AC50E ($60.37/hour).


About You  


Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate/graduate-entry degree in Physiotherapy with at least four (4) years subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated recency and currency of practice with advanced knowledge and ability to deliver evidence based clinical practice in the areas of neurological and gerontology physiotherapy.


The following would be considered desirable:

  • Previous experience in clinical education across either neurological, gerontology or community settings.

  • Knowledge and application of the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP).


In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • AHPRA registration: It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds and maintains (or demonstrates eligibility to do so) full AHPRA registration.




For more information about this opportunity, please contact Lauren Jeffery (Clinic Manager, Physiotherapy) via email at  For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.


Want to Apply? 


All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your expression of interest to be considered:

  • Resume clearly stating experience relevant to the role

  • A brief statement addressing:

    • your experience in clinical education;

    • your experience using APP;

    • your commitment to the development of future Physiotherapists.


Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates may be contacted prior to the job closing date. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. The University of Queensland reserves the right to close this application process early.


Other Information 


At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to 


If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to express your interest. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


Applications close Monday 4 September 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number: R-29519).

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