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Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Paediatrics & Adolescent Health)

Camperdown, Australia
Closing date
9 May 2024

Job Details

  • Outstanding opportunity for Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Paediatrics/Child & Adolescent Health)
  • Full time continuing role at Camperdown Campus
  • Base salary, Level C from $145,023 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School) is the school of choice to nurture global citizens in health and wellbeing. We are currently ranked #1 in Australia and #13 globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. As a leader in nursing research and education, Sydney Nursing School produces graduates who possess critical thinking skills and knowledge to provide exceptional care for individuals both locally and globally. We are also home to the Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health. Our dedicated academic staff are committed to fostering a learning environment that nurtures students to become global citizens in health and wellbeing. We seamlessly integrate teaching, research, and scholarship with practice and policy development, while fostering engagement with all health professions. Our experienced staff, many of whom work in frontline healthcare services, make a real difference to the healthcare landscape in Australia and internationally. Our students gain practical, hands-on experience in dedicated clinical simulation facilities on the Westmead Campus and in the Susan Wakil Health Building on the Camperdown Campus.

Our academic and professional staff have a passion for developing a flourishing, diverse and inclusive school community. Sydney Nursing School offers a supportive and collegial environment with many opportunities for professional development. We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and diverse and we encourage applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who are willing to embrace our vision and are interested in driving forward our strategy for continuously improving our research impact, student experience, and person-centred workplace culture are strongly encouraged.

The School is currently seeking a Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Paediatrics/Child & Adolescent Health) who is a talented educator with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research related to Paediatrics/Child & Adolescent Health. In this position you will make a significant contribution to high-quality teaching and learning practices, curriculum design and evaluation at pre-registration, honours and post-registration levels. This position will also be required to assume academic administration responsibility, including acting in a school leadership role.

If you would like to know more about Sydney Nursing School and the new purpose built facility, please click here.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead high quality teaching (at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels) in Paediatrics/Child & Adolescent Health
  • adopt a leadership role in advancing the coordination and development of people and processes for Paediatrics/Child & Adolescent Health curriculum
  • undertake teaching responsibilities in the pre-registration professional practice and leadership units of study
  • coordinate and develop person-centred content for curricula and programs in the School/Faculty
  • bring person-centred perspectives to educational design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes
  • actively contribute to the research, education and administrative activities of the School/ Faculty
  • play an active role in the ongoing development of the person-centred workplace culture in the School
  • contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty/University
  • engage with networks and communities to grow partnerships and collaborations that nurture the role and position of the school as a leader in Paediatrics/Child & Adolescent Health.

About you:

  • PhD in nursing or another area of healthcare relevant to Paediatrics/Child & Adolescent Health practice
  • current registration with AHPRA
  • demonstrated team leadership within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of contexts
  • evidence of success in developing person-centred practices in healthcare
  • evidence of experience as an academic in teaching/facilitating learning, research/scholarship and leadership
  • demonstrated applied understanding of contemporary pedagogical practices
  • developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners, networks, communities and stakeholders.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Thursday 09 May 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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