Associate Professor, Midwifery and Discipline Leader

Ballarat/Churchill, Australia
23 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • School of Health – Ballarat or Churchill Campus
  • Part-time (0.6), fixed-term appointment for 12 months
  • Academic Level D - $146,293 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

Responsible for strategic leadership of the Discipline in accordance with learning, teaching and research plans including the development of inter-disciplinary and cross collaboration activities. You will represent the discipline internally and externally including industry and professional body collaboration to ensure Discipline activities are recognised both nationally and/or internationally. Management of discipline staff through the performance review process and maintenance of the academic workloads model and compilation of estimated student numbers for resource allocation of learning and teaching activities.

About the role

This position is a strategic appointment which forms part of the University’s priorities to further develop its key research strengths.

You will:

  • make a significant contribution to developing, teaching, coordinating and moderating courses at undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • make an outstanding contribution to research activity;
  • contribute to teaching at all levels;
  • foster interactions with industry, government, and community groups; and
  • plan, lead and support the strategic and operational development of the Discipline.

About you

You will possess substantial University administrative experience, a commitment to and enthusiasm for learning and teaching and a distinguished teaching record. You will also possess a national record of achievement in research and capacity to play a leading role in the School’s research program.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC).

Further information is available from:

Professor Wendy Cross, Dean, School of Health
Telephone: (03) 5122 6091

How to apply

Please note that applications will be prioritised for 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:

Please apply by Sunday, 8 August 2021.

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria in addition to a resume. To view the Position Description, please visit

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Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Lisa Pickering, our Associate Director, Organisational Development and Performance.

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We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our leave and work-life balance web page.

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