Clinical Chair of Nursing

Bruce, Australia
26 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • If you are passionate about shaping the future of healthcare, driving nursing research, and promoting academic excellence, this role is for you.
  • Research, engage and build capacity in nursing at the University of Canberra, ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services through this joint appointment
  • Attractive Salary at the Academic Level E +17% Super
  • Full Time, Continuing Opportunity

About Us:

The Clinical Chair in Nursing is a joint appointment between UC’s Faculty of Health and the ACT Health Directorate. UC has curiosity, ambition and inclusiveness at its core. We challenge the status quo through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Our place-based commitment ensures that we visibly serve Canberra’s community and the surrounding region with impact on the nation. The University of Canberra is ranked in the top five universities globally for reducing inequalities (THE Impact Rankings, 2023).

The ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) is responsible for strategic direction and leadership of the ACT health system. ACT Health provides a strong policy and population health capability based on a foundation of world-leading health and medical research. ACT Health ensures that services meet community needs and expectations, deliver improved health outcomes, and that the health system is innovative, effective, and sustainable now and in the future. Underpinning the territory health system is a strong, resilient, capable nursing workforce.

About the opportunity:

As the Clinical Chair in Nursing, you will be working across the University of Canberra, ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services (CHS) to translate evidence into practice, enhance research capability and advance our connection and collaboration with each other. This role offers you the unique opportunity to redefine the future of nursing and healthcare as we know it. Your mission is clear: unlock the full potential of nursing clinicians, empowering them to embrace cutting-edge research and seamlessly integrate their newfound knowledge into clinical practice.

If you understand both worlds of universities and health systems, you will know that together, we are stronger.  In this role, you will play a pivotal role in cultivating a research culture and building productive relationships between the University of Canberra, ACT Health Directorate and CHS to harness the collective strength of these institutions and drive progress.

Be part of our dynamic team, where your passion for innovation will be embraced and your commitment to positive change celebrated. 

To be considered eligible, you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification/s (or equivalent) in nursing, including a Doctoral level qualification relevant to Nursing.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Evidence of excellence in nursing education and PhD supervision
  • A track record commensurate with a professorial position in research grants and publications
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and facilitate research within and outside own areas of expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead high performing teams to deliver agreed outcomes
  • A commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture in ACTHD, CHS and the University of Canberra


The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

How to apply: Go to the Apply button at the top of this advertisement and submit your application

To be considered for this opportunity, please carefully review the  Position Description and Eligibility criteria. Ensure that your CV highlights your alignment with the mandatory requirements. Additionally, we invite you to submit a one-page overview showcasing your expertise in fostering research, as well as your track record in developing and leading high-performing teams.

Working Rights: 

Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia at the time of application.

Contact details for job specific information:

Please contact Professor Stuart Semple – Deputy Dean, Health on +61 2 62012855 or email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 30th October 2023