Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Newcastle, Australia
$126,446 to $145,803 plus 17 % super.
26 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • full-time opportunity at a Level C – either Central Coast or Newcastle
  • Shape the future of the Nursing discipline in our region
  • Make a lasting impact in the student experience

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.

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. The leadership team is committed to providing opportunities for career progression and mentorship to achieve success.

The School forms part of the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, an innovative, research-intensive centre of education excellence. In collaboration with our external partners and stakeholders, including our long-standing partnerships with our regions’ health districts, the College prepares exemplary, career ready health care and health research professionals, and produces world-leading research that builds capacity for excellence in healthcare intervention.

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. As one of the top 200 universities in the world and number one university in the world for partnering for a sustainable future, we are proud educators grounded by the needs of our community. We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity.

The Role

As a Senior Lecturer in Nursing you will bring your experience, commitment to quality learning and strong track record in research to inspire and engage our student community with their passion for nursing.

Some of the key requirements in this role are to:

  • Support the mentorship and supervision of colleagues newly appointed to an academic role and / or early career researchers colleagues
  • Proven leadership in leading teaching teams to contribute to curriculum design and evaluation; to achieve local, national and international recognition for innovation teaching and learning to ensure optimal student experiences. 
  • Demonstrate capacity to build and maintain the University’s reputation by forging positive relationships with academic and professional staff, students and form strategic partnerships, collaborating with business, industry, government and community regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Contribute to the School’s research environment through collaborations inclusive of: external grant income, publication outputs, and supervision of Honours and or Higher Research degree students

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?

You are an innovative and entrepreneurial thinker looking to work with a supportive leader to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities that the University of Newcastle has to offer

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
  • Demonstrated track record of high-quality research outputs and publications
  • Evidence of success in securing internal and external funding for research
  • Evidence of natural ability to guide, lead and support masters research projects, honours and HDR students to completion

How will we support you?

The remuneration is Level C from $126,446 to $145,803 plus 17 % super.

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

Let’s be part of something bigger together.

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role.

Note: Please download the Position Description, found in the related documents, prior to starting your application

Your application must include:

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

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

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Closing date: Sunday, 23 October 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you