Associate Professor, Nursing (Mental Health)

Bundoora, Australia
$151,156 - $166,525
03 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • An opportunity now exists to join RMIT's School of Health and Biomedical Sciences and contribute to the teaching and research efforts within the Discipline of Nursing
  • Full-time, ongoing opportunity based at the Bundoora Campus
  • Remuneration at Academic Level D ($151,156 - $166,525)

About the College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

Further information on STEM College in this link.

About the Role

As the Associate Professor, Nursing (Mental Health), you will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching and research efforts of the School, within the University, and with the community, professional, commercial and industrial sectors. More specifically, you will be responsible for providing original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the School's programs for maintaining and advancing your scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities relevant to this discipline at a national and international level.

Furthermore, your role will also see you:

  • Teach and make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in Mental Health Nursing with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students
  • Make a significant contribution to the planning and strategic direction of the School, taking on academic leadership roles involving participation in various committees within the School, College and University and external to the University, as appropriate
  • You may also be appointed as in a leadership role for a specific discipline or to provide strategic leadership for learning and teaching or research and scholarship

About You

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to direct an award program/s and implement program improvements and innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement programs
  • Nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets and emerging international recognition
  • Extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort, manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements
  • Extensive experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance
  • Demonstrated ability to lead scholarly development and manage and supervise academic teams and members
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a University
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment
  • Proven ability as an effective member of a management team that develops and achieves shared goals and objectives.



  • Registration as a registered nurse with the NMBA
  • Post graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing
  • PhD in relevant field
  • Appointment to this position is subject to passing a mandatory Working with Children check and other checks as required by the specific role.

To Apply

Please submit your CV, cover letter and separately address the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

Applications close on Sunday, 2nd of April 2023.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor, Jessica Bernardo at

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RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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