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Lecturer, Nurse Practitioner

Newcastle, Australia
Closing date
30 Jan 2024

Job Details

  • Lead & deliver online teaching of the Masters of Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Make an impact rurally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more…

Job no: HRC0001769

Category: Academic Level B

Base Salary: A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

Position: 2 Year Fixed Term, either Full-Time or Part-Time (0.2FTE to 0.8FTE)

Location: Newcastle (Callaghan) or Central Coast (Gosford) Campuses

Be challenged and imagine with us

We are seeking dedicated and passionate Lecturers who are Nurse Practitioner experts to join the award winning academics in the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNM). These are teaching intensive positions, producing exceptional graduates who carry out independent contemporary practice and make a difference in the lives of people across our region and nationally.

The positions are advertised as 2 Year Fixed Term, either Full-Time or Part-Time (0.2FTE to 0.8FTE). Under new Fixed Term Contract Legislation, further contracts may be issued on a 2 Year Fixed Term basis dependent upon satisfactory employment in the role.

How our role is different to others

  • Positions are specifically assigned to one of the leading national nurse practitioners post graduate programs.
  • Our footprint extends from regional and rural to national with expanding international collaborations and brings opportunities for research and engagement in nurse practitioner practice.
  • An opportunity to contribute to embedding indigenous health across the program working with our university indigenous colleagues.

What’s in it for you

  • Opportunity to be mentored by senior leadership and develop your academic career leading to future success.
  • Develop teaching excellence within a quality improvement cycle through immersion into a co-designed curriculum; exposure to nurse practitioner experts and acquire teaching skills through professional development opportunities.
  • Strong links with academics and industry partners at the two School of Nursing and Midwifery teaching campuses: Callaghan and Central Coast Clinical School in addition to local connections with Hunter New England, Central Coast and Mid North Coast local health districts and other industry partners fostering numerous opportunities for collaboration with research programs conducted through the University, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute (CCCSRI).
  • Contributing to producing the next generation of nurse practitioners and improving the care of people regionally and nationally.

How you will inspire us

You will have:

  • Commitment to and expertise as a nurse practitioner in your own specialty and more broadly to the profession of nurse practitioners.
  • A student focused approach.
  • Motivation to succeed as an academic.
  • Drive for excellence in carrying out key duties of the role, teaching, research and administrative.

Please note, as part of the application process you will need to formally address each criterion of the Selection Criteria (including desirable criterion) in your application. You will find the complete list of Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description.

About the school

About our university

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.

What we offer

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively.

These include:

  • flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy);
  • 17% super and salary packaging;
  • select the campus which best suits your personal circumstances either based at - Newcastle (Callaghan) or Central Coast (Gosford) Campuses with some travel between campuses as required;
  • additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme;
  • discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more;
  • wellbeing programs.

For information on our employee benefits please visit here.  

Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.

Your application include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter outlining:
  • your interest in the role;
  • the fraction position you wish to apply for eg. 0.4FTE
  • include contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement formally addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Related Documents section below).

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Amanda Johnson, School of Nursing and Midwifery via email at or on 02 4921 6770.

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us:

Closing date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024 at 11:59 pm AEDT

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!

Move to Newcastle or the Central Coast

A move to Newcastle or the Central Coast offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland - the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

Visit the City of Newcastle site or visit the Central Coast to imagine your future.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Birpai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.


Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence.  Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe.  Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

We are looking for people to join our university and bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

College of Engineering, Science and Environment

The University’s College of Engineering, Science and Environment (CESE) brings together expertise in engineering, environment, and the sciences to deliver life ready graduates and transformative solutions to our region and the world.  CESE strives for excellence, innovation and equity in teaching, education, research and partnerships.  We are global leaders uncovering new knowledge, creating revolutionary technology, and delivering innovative teaching.

The School of Engineering is one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University.  The School consists of four discipline groupings:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering and Surveying
  • Chemical and Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Aerospace Systems, Electrical, Computer Systems
  • Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

The School is home to many leading-edge research centres and has strong links with industry through sponsored undergraduate students and research collaborations. It is highly research active, contributing substantially to the overall research inputs and outputs of the CESE.  This is reflected in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia outcomes where Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Resource Engineering codes all received an ERA5.

Currently we have 8 positions available within the School of Engineering. For more information please see links to positions below or visit

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