Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Maximising Human Performance through Exercise and Sport

The University of Western Australia
Perth (Region), Western Australia (AU)
Salary range: Level B $96,210 - $114,250 p.a. or Level C $117,857 - $135,900 p.a.
February 23 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
  • Tenurable appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $96,210 - $114,250 p.a. or Level C $117,857 - $135,900 p.a.

Faculty of Science

School of Human Sciences

Be Inspired Research Theme: Healthy Futures

The University of Western Australia is one of the world’s most prestigious research universities, located in a beautiful and diverse geographical region. With an incredibly rich local heritage, the University connects and integrates with global networks of knowledge, education and research.

Our research focus extends far beyond the geographical boundaries of the University campus and of Western Australia. From the discovery of gravitational waves to the intricacies the human microbiome, our research encompasses everything from improving human health and wellbeing to explaining the mysteries of the universe.

Home to Nobel Laureates, Oscar winners, Gates Foundation recipients and winners of international and national teaching and research awards, we welcome inspiring individuals to help us in taking research from the lab, to the classroom and the world.

About the team

The Faculty has a global perspective focused on the challenges facing humanity over the next 50 years. Irrespective of the metrics used, our research is highly regarded nationally and internationally and we have world-leading expertise across a diversity of disciplines embracing the agricultural, chemical, earth, environmental, physical, human and health sciences.  Our research excellence is built around the core, disciplinary strengths of our schools that serve to integrate and connect our teaching with our research.  The University of Western Australia is rated at above, or well-above, world standard in 38 fields of research, and 79% of these are in a science field. Our research and teaching is interdisciplinary and aligned to 6 strategic themes (global challenges) where our expertise is ideally placed to have a transformative impact:  Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Disease; Energy and Mineral Resources for a Sustainable Future; Furthering Human Knowledge and Serving Humanity; Managing and Restoring the Natural Environment; Feeding the World; and Enhancing Physical Mental and Social Wellbeing and Performance. 

The University of Western Australia established Australia’s first degree in Sport and Exercise Science and foundation staff were integral to the establishment of the Australian Institute of Sport and its state based satellite institutes. The University of Western Australia is a national leader in sports science with an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking of 5 (well above world average, on a 5 point scale). The School of Human Sciences is ranked 13th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject in Anatomy and Physiology, and at 17th and 20th in Sport and Exercise Sciences in the ARWU and QS rankings respectively.  

The School of Human Sciences is a large multi-disciplinary School with research and teaching focused on providing knowledge on what it is to be human and a better understanding of our human structures, function, development, genetics, adaptation, performance, and evolution. 

About the opportunity  

We are looking to appoint an inspiring and passionate academic in the area of maximising human performance through exercise and sport. The successful appointee is expected to provide leadership into the School’s education portfolio including curriculum development of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will have the skill-set and desire to motivate multi-disciplinary teams to operate collaboratively with a focus on research translation into industry at a state, national, and international level.

To be considered for this exciting position, you will have a strong academic background and research agenda within a cognate sub-discipline of the Human Sciences (e.g. physiology, biomechanics, psychology), and have a PhD in an area related to Human Sciences with a focus on maximising human performance through exercise and sport or a closely related area. You will also have an established track record in research with publication outputs and successful funding of applications relative to opportunity. Experience in high quality teaching with a commitment to enhancing the student experience and a collegiate attitude is considered essential.  The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the capacity to work with diverse groups internally and externally with industry and government. 

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.  In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria.  You are encouraged to supply a curriculum vitae or academic portfolio in support of your application.

Closing date: Monday, 23 April 2018.

This position is open to international applicants.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.