Academic in Palliative Care

Adelaide, Australia
$101,724 to $163,910 p.a.
02 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details 

About Palliative and End-of-life Care at Flinders University  

Flinders University is a leader in palliative and end-of-life-care research and education in Australia. Our postgraduate teaching academics work within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences delivering a range of popular online courses. These courses make up the largest postgraduate palliative care education program in Australia, reaching students from a range of health professions, across the country and the globe. With a variety of topics covering palliative and end-of-life care across the life course, the flexibility in choice and online delivery enables students to create bespoke learning pathways to meet their education needs. This highly regarded course continues to develop innovative approaches to health professional education and uses its position with the College’s Research Centre for Palliative Care Death and Dying (RePaDD) to strive for educational, research and clinical excellence.

RePaDD, established in 2019, examines the complete experience of death and dying for people living with a life-limiting illness, their carers, the clinicians caring for them and the broader community. RePaDD hosts several nationally funded palliative care programs, which aim to build awareness and capacity in the Australian community and the health and aged care workforce. The centre plays a pivotal role in the synthesis, development, and translation of evidence to improve society’s experience of death and dying. 

About the Role

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is seeking a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor to join our team of talented academics at Flinders University. As a balanced academic in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, you will be accountable for planning, coordinating, delivering, and evaluation of online education, including supporting synchronous and online asynchronous learning.

You will also contribute to high-quality and innovative research in areas that align with the College’s strengths (in particular, RePaDD and the Caring Futures Institute (CFI)). These research activities may include quality publications, external grant acquisition, scholarships, and presentations aimed at strengthening research collaborations and growing the research reputation of the University.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Strengthening new and existing partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for improved teaching, learning and research outcomes.
  • Leading internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.
  • Teaching across other courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or other Colleges.

Senior balanced academic roles in the College (C and D) contribute to leadership, curriculum development, mentoring and staff development.

For the full list of duties, please view the relevant position description.  

About You

You will have a comprehensive knowledge of industry needs and demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching. Your high-quality communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate and engage with relevant external professional domains, will contribute to the development of teaching material, coordination of topics, and research success. Your keen attention to detail will allow you to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines whilst always demonstrating a commitment to high quality service delivery.

Candidates will be determined to be suitable for Level B, Level C or Level D positions depending on their relevant experience. The successful candidate will:

  • Have completed a PhD or EdD or equivalent qualification in the field of palliative and end-of-life care, or relevant clinical field.
  • Hold and maintain a current membership with a relevant professional association.

For a comprehensive list of the key position capabilities for Level B, C & D, please view the relevant position description.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 


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Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

02 July 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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