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Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Sydney, Australia
$252,001 to $260,770 p.a.
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

Full-time, ongoing Position
Campbelltown Campus

About Western

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 12 campuses in Sydney and campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Surabaya, Indonesia – and more than 200,000 alumni, 50,000 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 13 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry. 

About the Role

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is seeking to appoint a full time, ongoing and experienced nurse academic, at Professor level with demonstrated innovation and commitment to nursing education and research.

You will be expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing leadership and in fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities and policy development to a broad range of scholarly activities within the discipline and School.

You will foster interdisciplinary collaboration among existing academic staff to leverage the University’s intellectual capital, while building strong research teams and networks both internally and with national and international collaborators and external bodies including industry and professional associations. Bridging the nexus between research and teaching, you will also contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of teaching and learning activities in undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research programs.

The positions will be based at Campbelltown campus with the expectation of travel to other campuses where required.

For further information, please refer to the attached Candidate Brief.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

You will hold a PhD in Nursing or a related field. You must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Division 1 Registered Nurse in Australia and have expertise and experience in nurse education in university-based programs.

For appointment at Level E, you will have a distinguished track record of research (demonstrated by publications in high impact journals, successful grant applications and links with external bodies including industry, government and community).

All applicants must demonstrate provision of high-level leadership to research teams and have evidence of leadership for research development. You will also be expected to have experience in research training at the honours and higher degree research level.


Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally. If you share our passion for creating a more equitable and inclusive world, and if you are ready to contribute to meaningful change, join us in our mission to promote equity, inclusiveness, and wellbeing. 

What We Offer in Return

At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

35 hour work week 17% super contributions Salary Packaging options
If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level E $252,001 to $260,770 p.a. (comprising Salary of $213,930 to $221,425 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Hannah Dahlen, Associate Dean, Research and HDR via email at

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Tuesday 30 April 2024

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application.

Note - Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.


Western Sydney University is a major urban university spread over six campuses in Western Sydney, the nation’s third largest economy and a region of great opportunity, diversity, challenge and growth. The University has a strong connection to Greater Western Sydney, working with its communities and businesses to contribute to the region’s growth. The University is culturally diverse, with approximately 3,315 staff and 44,000 students drawn from Australia and around the world.

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