Professor / Associate Professor, Nursing

Newcastle, Australia
$152,252 to $167,731 and Level E is $196,124, plus 17% super.
16 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • 2 full-time leadership opportunities at a Level E or D (for Head of Discipline Nursing) on the Central Coast or in Newcastle
  • Work across disciplines and foster internal and external partnerships
  • Exciting and impactful leadership opportunities in Nursing

Be challenged and imagine with us

As the Professor of Nursing or Associate Professor you will foster excellence in teaching and research. You have the opportunity to play an active part in establishing a vibrant, enthusiastic, positive professional environment.

Nursing translates across the world and in terms of service and engagement you will interact with nursing and other discipline collaborators at a local, national and international level to benefit from reciprocated opportunities.

In this role you will:

  • Provide mentorship and supervision of academic staff and PHD students
  • Coach early career researchers with a focus on career development
  • Develop and implement teaching and research initiatives
  • Enable a collaborative network of educators and develop purposeful collaborations inter-school and with external partners regionally, nationally and internationally 
  • Contribute significantly to the School’s vision to be a national leader in teaching and learning and it’s ranking of world class research
  • Promote a collaborative and dynamic research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, high quality publications in Q1 journals and research higher degree graduates

Head of Discipline (HOD)

You will lead the nursing discipline in for a suite of accredited nursing programs namely the Bachelor of Nursing and Masters of Nurse Practitioner.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leadership in the design of contemporary curriculum
  • Meeting timelines embedded into accreditation cycles
  • Engagement with industry partners
  • Partnership with the regulatory body
  • Ensuring future graduates are highly employable

The two available opportunities are:

  1. One Professor of Nursing OR one Associate Professor with specific Head of Discipline Nursing responsibilities
  2. And one Professor of Nursing

You will be able to choose your primary workplace location at either the new Central Coast Clinical School ( in Gosford or the Callaghan Campus in Newcastle with an expectation to work across both campuses to share expertise in the undergraduate program and contribute to the online delivery of the post graduate programs.

Click ‘Apply’ to find the link to the position description on the advert on our University of Newcastle jobs page.

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Amanda Johnson, Head of School and Dean of Nursing and Midwifery on (02) 4921 7873 or via email

How will you inspire us?

As a Professor or Associate Professor you will be a leading scholar of significant national and international standing in the practice of nursing. You will demonstrate significant leadership in the School priorities for research impact and engagement. Your vision and innovative approach will drive the transformation of the School’s curricula and research direction.

You will have:

  • A PhD qualification in Nursing or health related discipline
  • Eligibility for registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with no restrictions, notations or conditions
  • Proven leadership skills in a similar role or be on the cusp of taking on a role of this magnitude
  • Strong record of leadership in achieving external research funding and bringing together high performance teams
  • Evidence of research outputs in high quality sources and impact
  • Proven record of teaching excellence consisting of: curriculum design and or  program convening and or course coordination at undergraduate and / or postgraduate education
  • Exceptional community engagement, networking and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration among the School, across the College / University  and with national and international partners
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and inspiring academic staff to achieve success

For the Head of Discipline role, you will have an ability to vision the graduate of the future, skills in curriculum design and knowledge of current educational pedagogy. You will have highly developed interpersonal skills  to create an environment of collaboration with the ability to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. You will have a demonstrated ability to meet accreditation timelines.

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.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

Look to the future

Led by Professor Amanda Johnson (, the School of Nursing & Midwifery is dedicated to Excellence in Caring and is looking ahead to create an exceptional student experience ( The School offers students a personalised journey through contemporary and authentic evidence-based learning, looking at the entire student life-cycle and encouraging students to be life-long learners. Our leading simulation laboratories and clinical placements with our industry partners help produce highly competent and confident graduates, with the knowledge and skills to be work ready.

The School ( is renowned for a range of research activity that consistently achieves an outstanding world-class ranking in ERA. Research is conducted in collaboration with indigenous and local communities, national and global partners providing ground-breaking solutions to real world health challenges to better health. It actively responds to community requests, such as sending a team of experienced nurses to provide urgent vaccination assistance to vulnerable Indigenous communities in Walgett, a partner of the School.

The teaching team within the School is led by award winning academics who are experts in their fields. They are committed to teaching and learning strategies that develop nursing knowledge and the skills required to function as effective practitioners across a diversity of clinical settings.

The University of Newcastle is a global leader, committed to equity and excellence. Our vision is to create a better future for our regions and world, supported by our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

What we offer

The remuneration for the Level D is from $152,252 to $167,731 and Level E is $196,124, plus 17% super.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit

Let’s be part of something bigger together. 

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Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile
  • A Cover Letter; clearly outlining which position/s you are applying for, outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement addressing the relevant Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the relevant Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.

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Closing date: Sunday, 11th September 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you