Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Newcastle, Australia
14 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Priority role for Indigenous candidates
  • Work in a team led by award winning academics

Be challenged and imagine with us

The teaching team within the School of Nursing and Midwifery is led by award winning academics who are all specialists in their fields of practice. Our academics are committed to teaching and learning strategies which develop and enhance nursing knowledge, and the full range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed by nurses and midwives to function as effective practitioners.

The School enjoys a close collaboration with local area health services in providing clinical learning experiences for students, in the provision of graduate programs and in the conduct of clinical research. We strive to prepare and develop nurses to function in a wide range of clinical settings, health facilities and rehabilitation services.

This full-time ongoing position will be located either at the Callaghan Campus or Central Coast, with an expectation to work across the Callaghan and Ourimbah (transitioning to Central Coast in mid-2021, subject to ANMAC approval) campuses as well as online.

How will you inspire us?

As an inspirational, energetic and resilient leader who produces successful outcomes, you will be a positive team player and have proven credibility within the higher education sector. You will keep abreast of current nursing and/or midwifery research, as well as changes to industry standards and build and maintain the University’s reputation by forging positive relationships with academic and professional staff, students and industry partners.

In this role, you will promote and foster a collaborative, dynamic, productive and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, publication outputs, and research higher degree graduates. The promotion of excellence in teaching and learning through appropriate curriculum development and delivery is also a key requirement of this role.

Some of the key requirements in this role are:

  • Provide vision and energy that inspires and motivates the School community (staff members, students and the region) to maintain a world class University with a world-class reputation in nursing/midwifery education and research.
  • Promote and develop research capacity and performance, and the quality of the School's teaching program.
  • Provide academic leadership, encourage and promote a culture that embraces change and entrepreneurial activities and promotes staff members capacity.
  • Create and maintain a team-based management style, fostering an open, consultative environment.
  • Develop and enhance external networks and strategic partnerships, collaborating with business, industry, government and community regionally, nationally and internationally.

For additional information on the position contact Professor Amanda Johnson, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery on 02 4921 7873 or

Conditions & Benefits

Academic Level C $123,967 to $142,944 plus 17% superannuation with UniSuper.

A range of flexible salary packaging options is also available. Additional information on benefits and conditions of employment is available via these links:

Due to the nature of this role, the University will require the preferred candidate to undertake and pass a Working with Children Check. If you are the preferred candidate, you will need to provide a new Working with Children Check number to allow the University to verify your status. Details on the application process for a Working with Children Check can be found at the following link:

Further Information

For additional information on the position contact Amanda Johnson, Head of School and Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine on (02) 4921 7873 or email:

Submitting your application. Please note: your application must include:

  • a statement addressing the essential criteria (4 pages max)
  • your CV with contact details for three relevant referees.

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