Professor / Associate Professor, Midwifery

Perth, Australia
$155,857 - $200,287 (ALD-ALE) plus 17% superannuation
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • $155,857 - $200,287 (ALD-ALE) plus 17% superannuation
  • 5 years full time, fixed term teaching and research position
  • A joint appointment with the Women and Newborn Health Service

Job reference: 1072031

About us

School of Nursing at Curtin

Curtin’s School of Nursing is the longest established school of nursing in the Australian university sector. From the time it opened 47 years ago, the school has been a key part of the University’s drive to be a leader in health sciences education and research. The school delivers a range of undergraduate courses in nursing, oral health therapy and paramedicine; and specialist postgraduate courses in areas ranging from diabetes and critical care to child health and midwifery.  

Women and Newborn Health Service, King Edward Memorial Hospital

The Women and Newborn Health Service provides services at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and Osborne Park Hospital (OPH). KEMH is the State's tertiary/quaternary maternity, gynaecological, neonatal, and perinatal mental health hospital and treated its first patients in 1916. Today more than 6000 births take place at the hospital every year and it is Western Australia's only major referral centre for high-risk pregnancies. KEMH also has the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Southern hemisphere, designed to care for premature and sick infants. OPH is a general hospital with approximately 1500 births each year.

Your New Role

The successful candidate will be focused on midwifery leadership, education and research and will be co located at the Curtin School of Nursing and the Women and Newborn Health Service at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH). You will work closely with the innovative midwifery team and facilitate collaborative projects with the clinical staff, and Curtin University staff and students. You will have the opportunity to grow your own research agenda, contribute to the development of the midwifery program and be a leader of the discipline.

In this role you will:

  • Lead and collaborate on the development of major grant proposals and smaller grant projects.
  • Conduct and manage clinically focussed research.
  • Supervise Curtin enrolled higher degree by research students.
  • Publish research reports and papers.
  • Lead and support research related activities within the Women and Newborn Health Service

To apply for this role, you are required to hold a current NMBA registration with an interest and experience in teaching and research. You will require a current Working with Children Check for this position or an ability to obtain this.

You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Tracey Moroney, Head of School, Curtin School of Nursing via

About us

Curtin University is one of the world’s top 200 universities according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings. We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements and superannuation, flexible working arrangements, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and a wide range of food options including a supermarket.

For more information about our university, please visit

Join us!

Please provide a cover letter, your CV and a separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.  

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline (or equivalent accreditation).
  • Registered as a Midwife with NMBA (or the equivalent Australian health professional regulatory authority).
  • Demonstrated achievement in the discipline/field through the scholarly development and delivery of high quality educational courses.
  • An established record of highly productive research outputs with regular publication in high quality refereed academic journals, or outputs in other creative outlets, consistent with an international reputation in the field.
  • A significant record of obtaining research income, including nationally competitive research grants and/or fellowships.
  • Demonstrated academic leadership experience in the discipline/profession and in community engagement.
  • Significant experience and record of providing supervision to higher degree research students.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.

To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser:  
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Applications close: 10 pm Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Friday 23rd June 2023   

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, and undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quoting the Job Reference.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.