Professor / Associate Professor of Dietetics and Course Director job with SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Lead the implementation of Dietetics courses:
  • Ongoing, full-time position (fractional appointment will be considered), Hawthorn:
  • Academic Level D / E $ 147,648 – $ 189,636 plus 17% super:

About the Job:

As our new Course Director and Associate Professor / Professor of Dietetics you will drive the implementation of the Dietetics course / s offered at Swinburne as part of the Health Sciences Strategy. You will be integral to reviewing and optimizing the Dietitics curriculum and online, blended and on-campus delivery, ensuring students graduate with competencies outlined in the Australian Dietetics Council Accreditation standards for educational programs. You will provide exceptional academic, research and professional leadership to the Dietetics discipline.

In this role you will lead a strand of relevant research, convene and teach undergraduate and / or postgraduate units, coordinate academic programs and supervise research students. The Course Director will play a key role in developing and fostering opportunities for collaboration and partnerships among other university disciplines / departments, particularly Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE), research centers and with industry. You will lead, innovate and embrace diversity to enrich the opportunities of colleagues and students.

This is an ongoing, full-time position with the potential to consider a fractional appointment depending on the successful applicant’s needs. While the position is an ongoing role as an Associate Professor / Professor of Dietetics, this appointment will also fulfill a role of Course Director and discipline lead for a fixed term.

About Swinburne University of Technology:

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you:

To be suitable for the role you will have:

  • Recognized degree in dietetics (from an accredited Australian program or qualifications recognized by the Dietitians Australia (DA) if overseas educated), and eligibility for credentialing through the Accredited Practicing Dietitian program. The successful candidate will be required to be a full APD with the DA for the duration of their appointment.
  • A research qualification: Doctorate (PhD) degree appropriate to the discipline ie. nutrition, dietetics, food science.
  • Tertiary teaching qualification or equivalent.
  • Strong record of leadership in Dietetics academic program management and development.


To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information:

To: view the position description: or to start an application please click on: apply or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a: response to the Key Selection Criteria:as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact: Rachael McDonald, Professor and Department Chair (Nursing and Allied Health) at

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Diversity and Inclusion:

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organization and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan:
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity:
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan:
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA + Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from various backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support:

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting / carer policies to support work life balance.

Orders from Victoria’s Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Applications close at: 5pm on Friday, 8 April 2022.

(Agency inquiries will not be accepted for this position)

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