Professor/Associate Professor In Sport Coaching And Development

at La Trobe University

•Make a significant and leading contribution to the teaching and research effort in Sport Coaching and Development

  • Full-time, continuing position level D or E $151,193 - $176,525 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation.

About La Trobe:

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, is the largest education and training provider of its kind in Australia and comprises the disciplines of Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Orthoptics, Social Work and Social Policy, and Sport and Exercise Science (including Sport Analytics and Sport Coaching and Development). These disciplines are organised into four departments:

  • Department of Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Department of Dietetics, Human Nutrition and Sport
  • Department of Occupational Therapy, Social Work & Social Policy
  • Department of Speech Pathology, Orthoptics and Audiology

The School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport also includes three research centres, as well as an emerging area of research in chronic disease rehabilitation. Established centres include:

  • La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM)
  • Living with Disability Research Centre (LiDS)
  • Centre for Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation Research

About the position:

The opportunity exists for a passionate and collegiate academic with an ability to lead and contribute to the teaching and research within the new Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Development course, including a partnership with Chisholm College.

This position will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a crucial role conducting and leading innovative and high impact research and produce conference and seminar papers and publications resulting from that research. You will prepare and deliver subject specific curriculum using teaching methods that engage and inspire students, whilst also contributing to the coordination of subjects and the management of courses.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role you will have completed a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing. You will have experience leading and coordinating complex subjects and evidence of teaching excellence that help students learn in a variety of modes such as face-to-face, blended and online modes. In addition, you will possess a strong record of research publications, experience in preparing research proposals and supervising higher-degree students to successful completion.

Advanced skills in data science and statistics, and their application in sport and exercise sciences is essential.

Proven ability to build sustainable relationships with a range of industry partners will aid your success in this role.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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Closing Date: 2 July 2019 Position Enquiries: Melissa Favata, Senior Recruitment Business Partner +61 3 9479 5889 or

Position Description below:

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Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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