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Associate Professor / Professor, Midwifery (Research), School of Nursing and Midwifery

Sydney, Australia
$197,077 to $260,770 p.a.
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

Full-time, Fixed term position until 31 December 2025
Nepean Hospital

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. 

The School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM) is a national leader in nursing and midwifery education, research and scholarship with one of the largest undergraduate, pre-registration nursing degree programs in Australia and a Bachelor of Midwifery program. The School also offers a range of Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery programs.

About the role

This position is a conjoint appointment with Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) located at Nepean Hospital, situated within the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research (CNMR). The role will provide visionary and strategic leadership in research and translation of research to evidence based practice and models of care and will work in partnership with the NBMLHD Education and Training Services (ETS) to design and execute programs in partnership with the university.

The University and NBMLHD are seeking a professorial leader to make a distinguished and dynamic contribution to clinical and research leadership in midwifery in Western Sydney. Applicants for professorial positions must hold a PhD in Midwifery or a relevant discipline and have a distinguished research career as evidenced by publication track record and success obtaining funding for research.

Skills & Experience

Applicants must also have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a clinical setting; demonstrate achievement in clinical leadership; the ability to lead practice development in health services and have expertise and experience in midwife education in university-based programs. Western Sydney University values workplace diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to grow a thriving multidisciplinary research environment.

This is a full-time, fixed term position located at Nepean Hospital.


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. Please review the candidate brief for further information through the below link.

Remuneration Package:

Academic Level D $197,077 to $216,457 p.a. (comprising Salary of $166,986 to $183,550 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

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 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 

You must provide evidence of your fulltime working rights in Australia for the full term of the appointment 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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