Lecturer, Early Career Development Fellow in Nursing

Melbourne, Australia
19 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Bring your expertise in mental health nursing to RMIT
  • Full time, fixed term (up to 3 years) role available
  • Academic Level B (from $98,495 to $116,965) + 17% Super
  • Based at Bundoora West campus

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About the role and the College

The Discipline of Nursing offers programs that prepare students for diverse and complex healthcare environments, the teaching is underpinned by a culture of academic excellence, innovative research, clinical practice, and strong community partnerships. We offer a Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Mental Health Nursing, Graduate Diploma Child and Family Health Nursing and Research Higher Degrees. We launched a new BN curriculum in 2019 that has a strong consumer focus with an emphasis on diversity and preparing the graduate to be industry ready.

As the Lecturer, Early Career Development Fellow (ECDF), you will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School within the Nursing discipline. Your area of expertise will be in mental health nursing as you contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate programs where appropriate. You will be actively involved in establishing and maintaining memberships and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities. You will also play a pivotal role in the School's course coordination.

About you

You will have an emerging track record and demonstrated professional practice within the previous five years including experience working within the higher education sector to deliver programs with a focus on your area of expertise. As a Lecturer, (ECDF) it is critical that you can coordinate, prepare, and deliver courses in an undergraduate nursing program and where relevant, other undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including online delivery. You will forge strong and productive networks including with external agencies to generate clinical placements for RMIT students. Additionally, you will be able to work effectively with students and communicate sensitive information related to effective learning. Furthermore, you will relish the opportunity to be part of a supportive and collaborative team as you engage with both industry and the academic world.



  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia as a Registered Nurse.
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field required for appointment at level B. Substantial progress towards Ph.D. may be considered for level A appointment.
  • Performed casual teaching work in an Australian University within the last three years and not held a continuing role.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at the time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfill their probation).

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To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role. Candidates are requested to separately address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. For any inquires please contact Associate Professor Karen Livesay, Discipline Leader Nursing at karen.livesay@rmit.edu.au

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

Applications close Monday, 9 November 2020.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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