Head, School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences

Albury-Wodonga / Bathurst / Wagga Wagga, Australia
Senior remuneration package (including 17% superannuation)
31 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Strategic leadership role, make an impact in promoting rural health and education outcomes.
  • Lead the multi-campus School across teaching and learning, research, governance and the service agenda of the School while guiding them through innovation and change.
  • Gain personal and professional growth by developing and implementing plans that promote high-quality learning, teaching, impactful research, and meaningful industry partnerships.

The Role

  • Full Time, Fixed Term (up to 5 years)
  • Senior remuneration package (including 17% superannuation)
  • Relocation support provided
  • Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga

With a keen focus on performance and the pursuit of excellence in all that we do, Charles Sturt University is seeking an inspirational leader for our School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences with high level strategic and team-building skills to help drive our success. This is a senior leadership appointment that requires both academic credibility and the ability to guide strategic direction. The role needs a leader with a commitment to promoting excellence in learning and teaching, research, cultural safety, and health practice.

The Head of School sets the strategic direction as well as leads the management of academic activities, operations, people, finances, and resources to deliver a high-quality academic student experience and to achieve the objectives of the School. The Head of School makes a significant contribution to Faculty leadership and contributes to achieving the objectives of the Faculty and University.

The Head of School promotes the Universitys links with the community, industry, and professions to enhance the Schools teaching and research programs.

To be successful you will be an established leader in the nursing profession, ideally in an academic post, with experience leading professional accreditation processes, a strong commitment to advancing the knowledge and practice of nursing education. You will demonstrate a high level of capability to provide a culturally safe environment for staff and students and provide leadership in developing positive Indigenous Health outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate evidence of your capacity to ensure a positive team culture, ensure the delivery of high quality nursing education and foster the advancement of nursing through research and scholarship.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and submit up to two (2) page summary explaining their suitability to the role referencing the selection criteria in the position description.

If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science and Health is a dynamic and diverse Faculty with teaching and research expertise. The faculty unites a broad profile of professional and industry-aligned courses, and our graduates are highly sought after, making a strong contribution to our regions and globally. With proven capabilities in the natural, physical, animal and health sciences, we are delivering on our vision to enhance the scientific capability of Australia and its regions, responding to the health and well-being of our communities, and having a global impact. Our students are taught in excellent facilities which can be accessed across our campus footprint, and we have strong on-campus, online and work-integrated learning capabilities. As a leader in contemporary strategic and applied research, the Faculty of Science and Health prepares future researchers through our higher degree research program and provides scientific solutions to current regional, national, and global challenges, both independently and in collaboration with our research institutes.

The faculty is made up of five Schools:

  • School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
  • School of Allied Health and Exercise Sciences
  • School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences
  • School of Nursing Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences
  • School of Rural Medicine.

We are home to the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health, the Biosecurity Training Centre and the University Enterprises in Veterinary Practice, Dentistry and Oral Health, the Community Engagement and Wellness Centre, the Charles Sturt Winery, as well as having a close relationship with the Charles Sturt farm. Further information on the Faculty of Science and Health may be found here: science-health.csu.edu.au.

The School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences is committed to educating all students to live well and help others to adopt healthy lifestyles in a range of settings. Academic staff are passionate about the transformational nature of education - it is through learning and growth that people achieve their potential.

The innovative courses offered by the School include undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher degrees by research in nursing, paramedicine and healthcare sciences. The strength of these courses lies in the opportunities provided to students to develop personally and also professionally, acquiring the knowledge, attitudes and practical skills needed to work autonomously and also as part of a team, as high-quality health professionals. The school has established success in delivering education in the online environment providing access to nursing education for students in diverse locations.

While there is a particular need for high-quality health professionals in regional, rural and remote locations, graduates of the School are also in high demand in urban and metropolitan settings, reflecting as they do the resilience and independent thinking for which rural Australians are known.

Charles Sturt offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Applicant Information Brochure or by contacting:

Professor Megan Smith | Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Health | DeanofScienceandHealth@csu.edu.au | +61 2 6051 9245


Professor Sam Adeloju | Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health and Sciences | sadeloju@csu.edu.au | +61 2 6051 9681

Closing Date: 11pm, 15 October 2023