Lecturer in Palliative Care Nursing

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary starting from $113,184 + 17% superannuation
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time continuing lecturer role
  • Collaborate with external partners and engage with real-world problems to anticipate the health issues of tomorrow while overcoming the challenges of today
  • Base Salary starting from $113,184 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Sydney Nursing School is ranked 13th in the world and produces graduates who have the critical thinking skills and nursing knowledge to provide the best care for people, wherever they are. We integrate teaching, research and scholarship, together with practice and policy development and engagement with all health professions. Many of our staff work in healthcare services, making a real difference to the healthcare landscape in Australia and internationally and making us ideally positioned to provide advice and consultancy across many key areas of nursing and midwifery.

As a new lecturer in Palliative Care, you will be contributing to advancing our teaching, learning, scholarship, and research in this field. You will be based in the Susan Wakil Health Building, the first building in the new Health Precinct at the Camperdown Campus, where you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other multidisciplinary health professionals to achieve the best possible person-centred health and wellbeing outcomes for people and communities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake independent, high-quality teaching (at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels) in palliative care
  • design and deliver quality educational units of study and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements
  • develop an international reputation for research in person-centred palliative care that is embedded in School, Faculty and University strategic priorities
  • supervise and mentor Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) students
  • contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty/ School as articulated through the Faculty/ School's Strategic Plan/s or equivalent
  • direct involvement in the design and delivery of multidisciplinary work-integrated learning units and content
  • display best practices in teaching and learning within the discipline and faculty including teaching innovations informed by relevant scholarly evidence.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • a Ph.D. or are working towards completion of a PhD in an academic field relevant to Nursing with a postgraduate qualification in palliative care or relevant area of practice
  • proven ability, commitment, and passion for engaging in scholarly activities to inform innovative teaching practice
  • demonstrated success in engaging in research collaborations and building a national research profile evidenced by publications and research grant success, with the potential for international development
  • have a deep and broad experience in teaching and learning in a tertiary environment, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • a developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners, and stakeholders
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others including HDR and Honours students and/or coordinating team activities
  • demonstrated capacity to stimulate, actively engage and educate an audience using a range of media.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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