Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Leadership Academic

    Institution Info
    Macquarie University Balaclava Road
    North Ryde, NSW, Australia Phone: 02 9850 7111
    Web Site: http://mq.edu.au/

    Institution Profile

  • Share this :

Job ID:



North Ryde Campus, NSW 

Job Views:


Employment Type:


Job Description:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer opportunity in Teaching & Leadership to develop innovative and impactful approaches to teaching in exercise and sports science.


  • Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B), from $108,111 to $127,913 p.a. or Senior Lecturer (Level C) $132,004 - $151,806 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full time continuing position.
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated ESSA accredited exercise/sports scientist to join our department as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Teaching & Leadership Academic. Ideally you will have expertise in motor control/learning and/or skill acquisition, or another key discipline of exercise science, in addition to experience in one or more disciplines.

Reporting to the Head of Department, you will contribute to the development and delivery of teaching within exercise and sports science units. You will be required to further develop existing units and develop new units that contribute to the ESSA standards for Exercise Science required for accreditation.

The Macquarie University Academic Job Family Framework recognises and rewards the breadth of academic work. The Teaching & Leadership Academic is a specialist teaching and leadership role for academic staff who demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership. As a specialist role, Teaching & Leadership Academic staff dedicate their workload contribution to Teaching, Teaching Leadership, and Service. Higher degree research supervision may also form a part of teaching-related activities in this job family.

About Us

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world, and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

Macquarie University's Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences builds on our aspiration to have the nation's first fully integrated Academic Health Sciences Centre under a university's leadership. It brings together the excellent work of medical and allied-health clinicians and researchers across the University and around the country, with unparalleled access to world-leading clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus.

The Faculty offers a distinctive suite of capability-based educational programs, and is expanding it’s current suite of medical and allied health teaching programs further into the area of exercise and sports science. In research, the department includes the Biomechanics, Physical Performance, and Exercise (BioPPEx) research group, a multi-disciplinary group that focuses on improving performance and decreasing injuries in humans. The context for the research includes sport (junior to senior, and amateur to professional), exercise (as it relates athlete and non-athlete populations), and occupational (for example military and tactical populations).

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (2-3 page) letter that demonstrates how you meet the selection criteria below.

  • Tertiary qualification in exercise science or sports science, including a PhD in a relevant field
  • Current Exercise Science, Sports Science, and/or Exercise Physiology accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Experience teaching into the exercise and sports science disciplines especially motor control/learning and/or skill acquisition in addition to at least one other discipline e.g., exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, exercise prescription
  • Demonstrated success in the academic leadership in the delivery/development of units using innovative approaches, including evidence of positive outcomes
  • Evidence of creating a superior student experience and engagement with undergraduate cohorts
  • Demonstrated engagement and contribution to the profession through industry engagement, consulting, advocacy, or research development


  • Coaching accreditation with Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) will be highly regarded

Appointment to either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will be in accordance with demonstrated qualifications, skills, and experience.

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions applications for this position are only being accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

Specific Role enquiries: Associate Professor Verity Pacey at verity.pacey@mq.edu.au or Associate Professor Tim Doyle, at tim.doyle@mq.edu.au

General Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator at rohana.nagarajah@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Tuesday 2 November, 2021 at 11:55pm AEDT

If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:

02/11/2021 11:59 PM

Equity & Diversity Statement

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.




  • Share this :