Associate Professor In Human Performance

at University of Western Australia

  • Tenurable teaching and research appointment
  • Salary range: Level D, $144,798 - $159,411 p.a. plus employer contribution to superannuation of 17%
  • Recreation leave 20 working days per annum and eligibility for sabbatical leave
  • Relocation expenses contribution, where applicable

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 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 is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, with many of its programs ranking in the world's top 50.

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. 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 School of Human Sciences is ranked in the world's top 30 universities for Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise and Sports Science. The School is a large multi-disciplinary entity with research and teaching focused on better understanding what it is to be human; our structure, function, development, genetics, adaptation, performance, and evolution. The School of Human Sciences is ranked in the world's top 30 universities for Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise and Sports Science, and exciting new developments in both research and teaching have been enacted to improve those rankings

About the opportunity

We are looking to appoint a motivated, driven and passionate academic in the area of maximising human performance in/through physical activity, exercise or sport. You will have a strong academic background and research agenda within a cognate sub-discipline of the Human Sciences (i.e., physiology, biomechanics, psychology, skill acquisition, biochemistry, nutrition, etc.). You will possess a skill set and desire to motivate multi-disciplinary teams to operate collaboratively across numerous projects of scale, with a focus on research translation into industry at a state, national, and international level.

In this position, you will supervise Honours, Masters, and PhD students, and will engage with industry, and where relevant, government stakeholders. It is also expected that you will provide leadership into the School's education portfolio including curriculum development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will contribute to the core service activities of the School and Faculty and to the University's community and engagement outreach activities.

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.

About the campus

You will work alongside dynamic and forward-thinking colleagues, who like you, are determined to challenge convention and drive innovation. We are a community driven by a desire to make the most of our collective potential and to contribute to the world's advancement. We work at one of Australia's most picturesque campuses.

In addition to facilities such as our recreation centre, swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, museums and childcare, we have distinctive mix of heritage architecture and contemporary buildings containing state of the art teaching and research facilities, lecture, tutorial spaces studios and laboratories.

Closing date: Thursday, 18 July 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Associate Professor in Human Performance.pdf

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 Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).

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