Lecturer in Nursing

Melbourne, Australia
$104,619.00 - $123,739.00 $ + 17% Superannuation
02 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Based at our Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and Continuing
  • Level B – 104,619.00– 123,739.00 $ + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Cloud Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

The Faculty of Health seeks to appoint a Lecturer who demonstrates excellence in teaching and learning at the higher education level. As part of the School of Nursing and Midwifery you will be required to teach, undertake research, publish and attract research funding in the area of nursing.

The successful candidate will be actively involved in teaching, research, consulting, industry partnerships, and professional activity. The appointee will interact with other staff within the School and the Faculty, their peers in other universities, both nationally and internationally, and with community, professional and industry organisations. The appointee will liaise with students at all levels.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Demonstrating excellent scholarly learning and teaching at a higher education level (including for example in the cloud and in clinical settings)
  •  Making a contribution to the moderation and maintenance of academic standards, and the development of course and unit curriculum that exemplifies Deakin’s curriculum framework, and meets external requirements such as the Higher Education Standards Framework and professional accreditation
  • Contributing to research and publication in learning and teaching, including testing the effectiveness of innovations designed to improve student and graduate outcomes including graduate employment
  • Designing and implementing best practice assessment of student learning outcomes, and participating in assessment panels
  • Counselling and mentoring students, including referring students to University services
  •  Providing leadership in teaching and learning through roles such as Unit Chair

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered nurse
  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research funding ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research and teaching capacity to contribute to leadership of teaching, research and/or administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

Applications for this position close on Sunday 16 October

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia.

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Evidence of immunisation status
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Nikki Phillips, Head of School at nikki.phillips@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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