22 November, 2023

Lecturer- Foundational Physiotherapy

Level B or Level C, Part time (2.5 days), Continuing position (commencing in 2024)  

  •      Join a young and innovative University
  •      Be part of a team committed to providing a high standard of teaching
  •      Open to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people only 


The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private Catholic University with over 1,000 permanent staff providing an exceptional educational experience to over 12,000 students across our Fremantle, Broome, and Sydney campuses, as well as clinical schools in Victoria and New South Wales.

About the School

The School of Health Sciences and Physiotherapy offers an extensive range of quality accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs designed to engage students from learning opportunities in class through to professional workplace experience.


To perform this position, it is essential that the person be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement, under section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) that applicants are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This position reports to the National Head of School, School of Health Sciences and Physiotherapy, and forms part of the teaching team within the physiotherapy program.  The position will contribute to the development and operationalisation of governance functions for the School. 

Key responsibilities 

  • Development and delivery of course materials and learning experiences within foundational physiotherapy courses (and/or as matches the expertise of the successful applicant)
  • Providing cultural guidance and leadership to inform the program in Indigenous health curriculum and cultural safety 
  • Operationalising and governing the Indigenous student alternate entry pathway for Physiotherapy 
  • Course coordination as required 
  • Consultation with students including pastoral care and academic support 
  • Undertaking scholarship/research/advocacy relevant to area of professional expertise and aligned with the directions of the program and University 
  • Other duties as directed by the Head of School/Program Coordinator


  • Substantial professional experience and/or evidence of progress towards post graduate qualification  
  • Registered Physiotherapist with the Physiotherapists Registration Board under AHPRA
  • Experience in education material/curriculum delivery and development, which could include undergraduate, postgraduate or professional level education
  • Demonstrated administrative and highly developed organisational skills relevant to teaching and academic governance
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated high level excellent oral and written communication skills
  • To be eligible for this position, you must provide a statement and supporting documentation that addresses how you meet each of the following criteria for Aboriginality

                                          i.     be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and

                                         ii.     identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and

                                        iii.     be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived.

The University may request further information from applicants as required. Supporting documentation may include, but is not limited to, a letter of Aboriginality signed under the common seal from a recognised incorporated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community organisation such as Land Council or Elders group, Aboriginal Medical Service or a letter on letterhead from a Local Aboriginal Land Council demonstrating membership of the Council.


  •      Flexible / Hybrid work arrangement offered
  •      Training and development opportunities
  •      Join the University supporting its students and staff to achieve their career goals – in a personal and positive environment


For enquiries about the role please contact

William Gibson (Head of School, Health Sciences) at william.gibson@nd.edu.au  or Robyn Sturdy (Physiotherapy Program Coordinator) at robyn.sturdy1@nd.edu.au for queries directly related to this role and the Physiotherapy Program.

Todd Phillips (Indigenous Employment Advisor) at todd.phillips@nd.edu.au for queries related to Indigenous employment and cultural matters.


Please apply online with a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Applications close 29 November 2023

The University of Notre Dame Australia seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of the University and its stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our staff.