Associate Lecturer, Sport Science (Exercise Prescription)

at La Trobe University

  • Teaching Focussed
  • Full time, 12 month fixed term position
  • Based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $67,796 - $90,821 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

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 & Human Nutrition, Orthoptics, Social Work and Social Policy, and Sport and Exercise Science (including Sport Analytics and Sport Coaching and Development).

About the role

The incumbent to this position will be affiliated with the Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science. As part of this position, the incumbent will teach into the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree and other courses within the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport. This will include the development of curriculum, subject coordination and delivery of undergraduate subjects in sport science and exercise prescription.

It is also expected that a Level A teaching-focused academic will undertake scholarly activity related to teaching and learning and support the discipline's research effort. As a member of the discipline's staff, the incumbent may be called upon to contribute to strategic projects within the discipline.

Skills & Experience

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD or relevant qualifications plus professional experience recognised by the University as appropriate for the position;
  • Experience in exercise prescription and sport science;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, curriculum development and subject coordination in face-to-face, blended and online modes;
  • Evidence of innovative initiatives undertaken that have improved the student experience;
  • Being a member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia or other relevant discipline professional body is highly desierable.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 11pm Thursday 5th December 2019

Please note: Interviews will be conducted for this position on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th of December, so successful candidates progressing to interview stage will need to be available on one of these dates.

Position Enquiries: Professor Paul Gastin, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, Ph: +61 3 9479 1982, Email:

Position Description below:

Download File PD Level A Sport Science, Exercise Prescription (TF).pdf

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Recruitment Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job number 559082 under current vacancies.

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.

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