Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Person-Centred Practice)

Camperdown, Australia
$138,645+ 17% superannuation
03 May 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Outstanding opportunity for Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Person-centred Practice)
  • Full time continuing role at Camperdown Campus
  • Base salary, Level C from $138,645+ 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School) is the school of choice to nurture global citizens in health and wellbeing. We are currently ranked #1 in Australia and #13 globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. As a leader in nursing research and education, Sydney Nursing School produces graduates who possess critical thinking skills and knowledge to provide exceptional care for individuals both locally and globally. We are also home to the Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health. Our dedicated academic staff are committed to fostering a learning environment that nurtures students to become global citizens in health and wellbeing. We seamlessly integrate teaching, research, and scholarship with practice and policy development, while fostering engagement with all health professions. Our experienced staff, many of whom work in frontline healthcare services, make a real difference to the healthcare landscape in Australia and internationally. Our students gain practical, hands-on experience in dedicated clinical simulation facilities on the Westmead Campus and in the Susan Wakil Health Building on the Camperdown Campus.

Our academic and professional staff have a passion for developing a flourishing, diverse and inclusive school community. Sydney Nursing School offers a supportive and collegial environment with many opportunities for professional development. We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and diverse and we encourage applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who are willing to embrace our vision and are interested in driving forward our strategy for continuously improving our research impact, student experience, and person-centred workplace culture are strongly encouraged.

The School is currently seeking a Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Person-centred Practice) who is a talented educator with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research related to person-centred practice. In this position you will make a significant contribution to high-quality teaching and learning practices, curriculum design and evaluation at pre-registration, honours and post-registration levels. This position will also be required to assume academic administration responsibility, including acting in a school leadership role.

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Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • lead high quality teaching (at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels) in person-centred practice
  • undertake teaching responsibilities in the pre-registration professional practice and leadership units of study
  • coordinate and develop person-centred content for curricula and programs in the School/Faculty
  • bring person-centred perspectives to educational design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes
  • actively contribute to the research, education and administrative activities of the School/ Faculty
  • play an active role in the ongoing development of the person-centred workplace culture in the School
  • contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty/University
  • engage with networks and communities to grow partnerships and collaborations that nurture the role and position of the school as a leader in person-centred healthcare

About you:

  • PhD or working towards completion of a PhD in an academic field relevant to nursing or person-centred healthcare 
  • current registration with AHPRA
  • demonstrated team leadership within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of contexts
  • evidence of success in developing person-centred practices in healthcare
  • evidence of experience as an academic in teaching/facilitating learning, research/scholarship and leadership
  • demonstrated applied understanding of contemporary pedagogical practices
  • developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners, networks, communities and stakeholders.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Friday 02 June 2023 11:59 PM