Associate Professor in Nursing

Melbourne, Australia
$153,058 - $168,353 + 17% Superannuation
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Deakin University - Western Health partnership
  • Full-time and fixed term for 12 months
  • Level D $153,058 - $168,353 + 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 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.

Western Health is the major healthcare provider to one of the fastest growing - and most diverse -regions of Australia. This is a fixed-term position reporting to the Chair in Nursing (Western Health Partnership).

The Associate Professor in Nursing (Western Health) will be responsible for leading a research program in the area of nursing, providing leadership in research and capacity building at Western Health and Deakin and is accountable for enhancing the research profile of nursing within each organisation.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading major, highly productive, high-quality, research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Widely communicating outputs to discipline(s), other sectors and the community, including nationally and internationally
  • Supporting and making major contribution to development and delivery of the university’s industry partnership agenda and priorities
  • Leading applications for external competitive and other funding with sustained effort and success
  • Demonstrating sustained and expanding track record of timely delivery of outcomes for industry partners, with national and growing international recognition
  • Developing and leading major projects of innovation and translation into policies, frameworks, strategy, priority setting and other outcomes to create positive impact
  • Providing effective mentoring to HDR students, ECRs and MCRs to support professional and career development and employability
  • Supervising and advising staff undertaking research to build capability
  • Producing conference and seminar papers and publications from research undertaken
  • Supervising honours and postgraduate students and other research fellows who are working on projects within the Associate Professor of Nursing (Western Health)’s field of expertise, ensuring timely completions and quality of results
  • Supervising research support staff involved in the staff member’s research and ensure implementation of all relevant University policies
  • Contributing to teaching in relation to his/her research project(s) and/or area of expertise
  • Be responsible for the oversight and financial management of grants
  • Sit on executive level committees at Western Health
  • Supporting and collaborating with the Chair in Nursing in delivering high quality research by managing teams and projects that align with Western Health and Deakin University prioritised research areas. 

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered nurse
  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Internationally recognised research reputation underpinned by publications in high quality journals, and exhibitions where relevant to the discipline
  • Success in obtaining and timely completion of competitive external research grants
  • Successful engagement with research, community, industry and government to enhance the national and international standing of the Faculty
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong research partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to build research skill and capacity in clinical staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative work teams and to work effectively as a member and leader of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated high level organisational skills including the demonstrated ability to manage research projects to completion and meet competing deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work collaboratively within a health care organisation and university environment
  • Experience in the supervision of undergraduate honours and research higher degree students
  • Significant knowledge of workplace health and safety principles, to ensure the safety of self, colleagues and students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact well with research, teaching, clinical staff and  students
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

PD - Associate Professor.pdf

Applications for this position close on 4 April 2023

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 cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Nikki Phillips, Head of School via

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.