Professor of Maternal and Child Health

Gold Coast, Australia
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to the development of Nursing and Midwifery practice, theory and research in positive and visionary ways. We are also committed to the development of graduates of influence who make a positive difference to individuals, families, their community and society as a whole. Through developing research, consultancy and continuing education opportunities, we seek to serve the nursing and midwifery professions, the health care system and the broader community.

The opportunity

The Professor of Maternal and Child Health is a joint initiative between Griffith University and the Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service. The Professor of Maternal and Child Health will provide leadership in the critical examination of current trends and evidence-based practice in maternal, newborn and children's care, and related implications for research, education and practice. A key focus for this role will translating research into practice and practice development.

This is a fixed term (5 years), full time position based on the Gold Coast.

About you

The successful applicant will hold unrestricted registration and license to practise as a registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency. You will also possess a PhD in maternal, newborn or children's health related discipline and have expertise in a contemporary midwifery practice. You will also have a significant academic profile in higher education, including teaching and learning, research and community engagement.

Salary range

Professor (Level E): $175,772 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $205,654 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application to CCentric's Pam Lubrainschik at and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Covering letter in which you address the essential Selection Criteria in the Information Pack:
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.
  • Working visa status
  • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission)

Obtain the Information Pack by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the Information Pack.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

Griffith University is being assisted by CCentric Group for the appointment of this role. To learn more about this position and to apply, please contact Pam Lubrainschik at Ccentric Group.

Confidential enquiries should be made to Pam Lubrainschik on +61 (0) 452 295 088 or

Closing date: Friday, 4 January 2019 at 4.30 pm AEST.

All applications should be emailed to CCentrics Pam Lubrainschik at

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.