Professor, Nursing

Melbourne, Australia
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Contribute to the teaching & research efforts within the Discipline of Nursing
  • Make a significant contribution to the planning and strategic direction of the School
  • Full Time, Continuing opportunity, based at the Peaceful, leafy Bundoora Campus
  • Remuneration at Academic Level D or E

About the position

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is seeking either a Level D teaching and research academic or Level E academic to provide leadership in their discipline or professional field.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery undertakes a wide range of teaching and research programs in Nursing, Midwifery, Maternal, Family and Child Health, Ageing and Aged Care, Health Service Design, Health and Wellbeing, Time Critical Nursing, Mental Health and Workforce.  These interconnected programs combine to form Centres of Excellence based within our clinical networks and Research Centres.

A Level E academic is expected to be an internationally acknowledged leader in their discipline or professional field. They will design and lead curriculum development, teaching and conduct and publish, or otherwise disseminate, the highest quality and/or impact research/scholarship. They will also foster excellence in teaching and research/scholarship in that discipline or professional field at La Trobe, and through relevant national and international external bodies. All Professors are expected to contribute to the leadership not only of their School, but also of the University as a whole.

A Level D teaching and research academic is expected to be recognised nationally/internationally as a contributor to the development of their discipline or profession. They will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching and learning in their discipline. They will provide leadership in developing curriculum and teaching, and undertake high quality and/or high impact research/scholarship.

This position plays a key role in the academic leadership team in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. It will contribute towards maintaining the School’s excellence in teaching and research through leading and mentoring across the School.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for the discipline.
  • Registered or eligible to register as a Registered Nurse and/or registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Evidence of effective contributions to leadership and management at the Department, School or University level.
  • Distinguished record of nationally and/or internationally recognised independent research, with evidence of its impact and significance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Please refer to the Position Descriptions for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below:


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date: By 11:55 pm Sunday 23rd April 2023

Position Enquiries: David Edvardsson, Associate Dean, Office of Nursing & Midwifery, Email, Phone 03 9479 5987

Recruitment Enquiries:  Vicki Stavrou, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Email, Phone 03 9479 5191

Position Descriptions below:

PD- Associate Professor Nursing (Level D).pdf

PD- Professor Nursing (Level E).pdf

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up-to-date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description

 Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.