Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology


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Townsville, QLD 


Academic - Teaching and Research, Linguistics, Medicine and Health


$116,650 - $133,913

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Full Time - Continuing


Academic: Senior / Principal Lecturer

Job Description:

Join a dynamic team of professionals to conduct innovative teaching and research in the Speech Pathology program at James Cook University
  • Influence future speech pathologists making a difference to life in the Tropics
  • Be instrumental in changing the profession to meet the needs of communities
  • Achieve your career goals whilst enjoying a tropical lifestyle
We now offer an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecture, Speech Pathology to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University. This full time, continuing position is based at the JCU Bebegu Yumba campus in Townsville.
What you can accomplish at JCU
The JCU Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) program is well-established and has been continuously accredited with Speech Pathology Australia since 2008. The program is designed to prepare graduates to work in diverse settings (metropolitan through to rural and remote practice) and equip them with the knowledge and skills for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. As an integral part of our dynamic and innovative team, you will make significant contributions to the teaching, research and leadership of the speech pathology program at JCU.  With a mission to lead excellence in tropical, remote, rural and Indigenous Health, you will play a major role in professional activities and contribute to development of excellent clinical services and clinical education.

What you will bring to JCU
As a dedicated and experienced speech pathologist, you will have a degree in speech pathology and be a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) or have eligibility for practicing membership of SPA. With a commitment to best practice in the education of speech pathology students you will demonstrate enthusiasm and capacity for teaching and have an ability to engage effectively with multidisciplinary academics, community, and professional bodies. This exciting and rewarding position will see you making a real difference in meeting the unique needs of the populations in rural, remote, and tropical regions.
About Tropical North Queensland
With the Great Barrier Reef, Australian Outback and ancient rainforests, North Queensland has a treasure-trove of natural wonders to explore.  The urban centres of Cairns and Townsville are major commercial and tourism hubs, providing opportunities for business, recreation and adventure. North Queensland is home to some of the best weather that Australia has to offer. Sunny days, warm waters, cool ocean breezes and a generally comfortable climate are part of what make North Queensland such a popular place to live.  For more information, visit JCU North Queensland.

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment and prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
We support our people through the provision of:
  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • flexible working arrangements
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities
  • on-campus cafés, gym, pool and childcare
  • Re-location assistance is negotiable
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.
How to Apply
Visit the Careers JCU website and apply for vacancy reference 17739
If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact Louise Brown, Head of Speech Pathology on +61 (07) 4781 6229 or via email




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