Associate Professor in Nursing

Sydney, Australia
07 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Deliver significant quality improvements of nursing programs and mentorship of staff in learning and teaching
  • Provide leadership to achieve excellence in teaching, curriculum development, scholarship and research in the nursing discipline
  • Full-time continuing position available at our Mackillop Campus in North Sydney

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.  We've also partnered with Blacktown City Council to open a new ACU campus in Blacktown, Western Sydney, in 2021.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

ACU is a recognised nationwide leader in health sciences education and prides itself on the quality of its programs and its graduates.  The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine comprises a team of highly motivated and dedicated academic and professional staff who have built a strong teaching and learning environment as evidenced by student demand, entry levels, and student course experience evaluation over several years.

As Associate Professor in Nursing you will:

  • provide leadership and make outstanding original contributions to learning and teaching, scholarship and research relevant to the discipline of nursing
  • make substantial contribution in the leadership and governance of academic nursing programs, and build relationships with external organisations and communities
  • lead and deliver significant quality improvements to undergraduate and / or post graduate nursing programs
  • provide mentorship of School staff in learning and teaching and related scholarship
  • contribute to the development, implementation and accreditation of the nursing curricula at Australian Catholic University.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • a doctoral qualification in nursing or related discipline and current registration with AHPRA
  • strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in academic governance, curriculum development, course implementation and evaluation
  • a strong academic learning and teaching profile in higher education
  • experience in discipline specific research leading to scholarly publications and success in attracting competitive research funding and / or other funding sources
  • proven success in the supervision of Honours and HDR students to completion

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply please click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $168,434 - $185,408 pa, including salary component $142,700 - $157,208 pa (Academic Classification Level D), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Cathy Dickson on 0297392280 or via email to

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

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ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.