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Lecturer, Motor Learning and Development

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Health

  • Based at our Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Full-time and continuing
  • Level B $108,804 - $128,689 + 17% Superannuation

Who are we?

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionizing education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

Deakins Faculty of Health is home to elite facilities and cutting-edge research. The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is the only school in Australia that brings both nutrition and physical activity together in teaching and research.


As a Lecturer, Motor Learning and Development, you will:

  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery and apply creative teaching practices to improve student success and engagement.
  • Provide clear assessment criteria and timely feedback to learners to demonstrate learning outcomes.
  • Initiate, design, and conduct, and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs.
  • Maintain deep discipline knowledge which is applied to inform unit design, including motor learning and development, as well as additional capacity to support teaching within desirable aligned fields within the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.
  • Supervise honours and/or HDR students with timely completions and productive, high-quality outcomes.
  • Contribute effectively to culture of educational excellence and engages collaboratively with peers.          

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in Motor Learning and Development or relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design.
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research funding.
  • Research strengths that align with the research strengths of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, within which lies the Centre for Sport Research.
  • Ability to contribute to community engagement for research and teaching.
  • Capacity to contribute to leadership of teaching, research and/or administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.


Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.


Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Stuart Warmington (Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning (Exercise and Sport Science)) on stuart.warmington@deakin.edu.au

For a copy of the position description, please see below: Download File PD - Lecturer, Motor Learning and Development - 547566.pdf

Applications for this position close on Wednesday 6 December.


Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.


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