Professor of Nursing

Canberra, Australia
12 May 2021
End of advertisement period
23 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Lead and Foster Excellence in Teaching, Research & Professional Engagement
  • Attractive salary at the Academic Level E $189,404pa 17% super 
  • Full-time, Ongoing Opportunity

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The University partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The university’s continued success has resulted in UC being recognised as number one in the world for our activities aimed at reducing inequalities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings (2021), and as Australia’s fastest rising university and one of the fastest rising in the world in the most recent QS Rankings, 2021.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving research community and pursue scholarly advances in nursing in one of the Times Higher Education Top 20 Young Universities of the World and top 150 Nursing schools in the world.  Life in Canberra is excellent, with Canberra being ranked “Australia’s best place to live” for the last three years by the REA Group Life in Australia Index.

This your opportunity to build on your remarkable career, as a proven senior academic leader you will lead and deliver on the vision for the nursing program in our highly successful and growing discipline. A key feature of this opportunity is the close relationship with the ACT Health Directorate and your opportunity to collaborate and partner and represent the faculty both internally and externally.

To be successful in this opportunity, you will be an experienced academic leader, specialising in nursing, with a track record in innovative curriculum development and delivery and a strong scholarly record of achievement, demonstrated achievements in research and you will actively engage and contribute to faculty and university strategic planning.

To be eligibly to apply you must hold a PhD in Nursing (or a related field) and should be registered with AHPRA as a Nurse in Australia .

Please note the appointee to this role may serve 3-year term as Discipline Lead in the Faculty of Health.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this position your application must include your CV demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description. That’s right, we are only asking for your CV at this stage, no other documentation will be considered at application stage. 

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

If you would like to discuss how your skills and experience could translate into these opportunities as well as the benefits we can offer please contact Professor Karen Strickland, Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery & Public Health, or call 0449071780

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180  8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 23rd May 2021