Conjoint Associate Professor/Professor of Nursing

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
15 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sydney Nursing School | Sydney Local Health District
Reference no. 1705/1016

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

Together with the many health disciplines at the University of Sydney, the programs offered by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School) have an increasing focus on education and research strategies designed to keep people safe and well in the community, and to improve the integration of care. Recently ranked by the QS University World rankings as the number one nursing school in Australia (and 13th in the world), our staff are committed to excellence in education and research and contribute professional consultancy and advice across many key areas of nursing and midwifery education, policy, and practice both within Australia and internationally.

We are currently seeking an Associate Professor or Professor of Nursing to lead, facilitate and evaluate the outcomes of quality clinical research in a jointly funded position between Sydney Nursing School (SNS) and Sydney Local Health District (SLHD). This is an opportunity to drive the strategic commitment by both partners to collaborate in research development, attract significant research funding, and produce high impact research publications.

Working with an established team of nursing and midwifery researchers, you will have a national or international track record and high impact publications in an area of nursing, midwifery or health research.

In this position, you will:

  • support clinical research activities within the scope of the SLHD and SNS research strategic directions
  • build research capacity and culture through project, grant and publication development activities
  • expand opportunities for multidisciplinary and multi-site research that has potential for major impact on health and health services translation to practice within the SLHD.

As a conjoint position, teaching commitments (inclusive of higher degree research supervision) will be allocated according to SNS work pattern policy for equivalent fraction and level of appointment. The position will have a presence at all SLHD facilities but will be primarily located at the Concord Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital campuses in Sydney.

Term and remuneration
The position is full-time fixed-term for 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and relevant experience and qualifications.
For more information on the position, faculty and University, please request the candidate brochure by contacting Ms Nicole Pearson, Recruitment Administrator – Senior Academic, at

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: 11.30pm 31 January 2017 (Sydney time)

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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