Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in Indigenous Health Nursing

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
06 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term

University of Sydney Merit Appointment Scheme (MAS)
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School)
Reference no. 1639/0916

  • Contribute to the faculty’s well-respected teaching and research program
  • Benefit from working in a collegiate team environment
  • Full time or part-time fixed term 5 year contract, remuneration package: Full-time $69,397-$117,724 (pro-rata) p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The Sydney Nursing School is highly regarded nationally and internationally for academic excellence, quality teaching and innovative research. In 2012, Sydney Nursing School introduced a new Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) program to broaden available preregistration nursing opportunities at the University of Sydney. Sydney Nursing School also has an exciting suite of advanced and specialised nursing programs in Cancer and Haematology, Advanced Nursing Practice, Clinical Trials Practice, Emergency, Intensive Care, Mental Health, Primary Health Care and Nurse Practitioner, and a range of research initiatives linked to these areas. Preregistration students can maintain broad study interests by linking their bachelor degree in arts, science or health sciences to a Master of Nursing, through combined degree courses. The preregistration Master of Nursing can also provide a career pathway for graduate entry students. Local, international and offshore students benefit from valuable knowledge and specialist skills which are current and marketable, and responsive to current and future community health care needs.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer / Lecturer to contribute to teaching and research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and nursing. You will have responsibility for teaching in both of our pre-registration programs and from time to time in other SNS programs. You will have tertiary teaching experience and relevant health related nursing experience in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health. You will engage with and contribute to faculty learning and teaching activities and processes, and assist with various faculty initiatives related to Indigenous student experiences, curriculum development and cultural competence of staff and students. You will have completed a Master of Philosophy or PhD, or be currently enrolled in either and working towards completion. You will be developing a national profile in Indigenous health research.

This is an opportunity to join and contribute to a growing teaching and research team at the University of Sydney and to further your teaching and research profile within nursing.

Under the Merit Appointment Scheme rules, you must be able to provide verification that you satisfy the following criteria:

  • you are a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background
  • you have been awarded or have submitted or are working towards a Master of Philosophy or PhD qualification

To succeed in securing this role you will have:


  • a postgraduate qualification related to health and health care.
  • recent experience as a clinician in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care and/or health policy
  • experience in higher education teaching and learning and demonstrated ability to teach Indigenous health and care to health profession students
  • experience in working with eLearning sites
  • excellent organisational and managerial skills.
  • Registered Nurse with AHPRA or eligible for registration with AHPRA.
  • Experience working as an effective team member.
  • Developing a national profile in Indigenous health research
  • Master of Philosophy or PhD or working towards either in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Desirable criteria

  • a graduate qualification in education
  • experience in higher education curriculum development at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • established research profile

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11pm 25 October 2016

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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