Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Gold Coast, Australia
26 Sep 2017
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The University’s School of Health and Human Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Midwifery who will work collaboratively with a team of academics to deliver the Bachelor of Midwifery program at the Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour campuses. 

The School of Health and Human Sciences provides an exciting and innovative learning environment and works with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements. The School is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of person-centred care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles. The School offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including biomedical science, clinical exercise physiology, diabetes education and management, midwifery, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics,podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, and sport and exercise science.

The School is based across three campuses (Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Lismore). The School supports degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as postgraduate research degrees. An evidence-based approach to education is promoted across the curricula.

The successful applicant will have expertise in teaching, administration, leadership, research and scholarly activity and be expected to maintain professional and clinical currency. The position will play a central role in the delivery of the Bachelor of Midwifery and the successful applicant will undertake a range of activities thatmay include course coordination, unit coordination, teaching, development of teaching materials and curriculum development. The successful applicant may also supervise research students (undergraduate and postgraduate), contribute to the research profile of the School by actively engaging in research, and contribute to the administration of the School.

The position will be located at the University’s Gold Coast Campus; however the successful applicant may be required to travel between all University campuses, within Australia and internationally in order to undertake their duties.


Ideally, the appointee should possess the following qualifications, skills, abilities and experience:

  1. A doctoral qualification in Midwifery or related area, and evidence of current registration with the NMBA/AHPRA and a minimum two years relevant experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the use of contemporary educational technologies and proven, practical experience in delivering midwifery education material in blended and online environments including digital interactive content delivery.
  3. Demonstrated experience in academic administrative functions associated with the delivery of Midwifery or related course /units, including course coordination.
  4. A track record in scholarship and research as evidenced by publication output, grant application income, and supervision of honours and higher degree research candidates.
  5. Evidence of regular participation in and contribution to: professional practice, staff development activities, relevant professional bodies, and/or community groups and commitment to regional engagement.
  6. High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a team, and to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  7. A capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and a working knowledge of equity and workplace health and safety principles in the workplace.


Level B

A Level B academic will be required to engage in one or more categories of scholarship on an independent or team basis in his or her discipline or related area. A Level B academic will make an independent contribution through professional practice and expertise and coordinate and/or lead the activities of other staff, as appropriate to the discipline.

A Level B academic may be required to contribute to the scholarship of teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level, engage in independent research and/or professional activities appropriate to his or her profession or discipline. He or she will normally undertake administration primarily relating to his or her activities at the institution and may be required to perform the full academic responsibilities of and related administration for the coordination of an award program of the institution.

A Level B academic may be required to supervise postgraduate research students or projects. A Level B academic would normally have experience in scholarship activities, which have resulted in publications in refereed journals or other demonstrated scholarship activities.

Level C

A Level C academic will make a significant contribution to the discipline at the national level. In one or more categories of scholarship he or she will make original contributions, which expand knowledge or practice in his or her discipline.

A Level C academic will make a significant contribution to the scholarship and administration activities of an organisational unit or an interdisciplinary area at undergraduate, honour and postgraduate level. He or she will play a major role or provide a significant degree of leadership in scholarship and/or professional activities relevant to the profession, discipline and/or community and may be required to perform the full academic responsibilities of and related administration for the coordination of a large award program or a number of smaller award programs of the institution.

A Level C academic will make independent and original contributions to one or more categories of scholarship, which have a significant impact on his or her field of expertise. The work of the academic will be acknowledged at a national level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of his or her discipline. This standing will normally be demonstrated by a strong record of published work or other demonstrated scholarship activities. A Level C academic will normally provide leadership in research training and supervision.

For further information go to the University’s Minimum Standards for Academic Staff.

Work Requirements

  • A working with children check is required for this position.
  • Evidence of current Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B vaccinations.


All University employees must comply with the requirements of:

  • The University’s Code of Conduct;
  • University laws, rules and policies; and
  • All relevant federal and state legislation, rules and regulations.


  • Comply with the University's workplace health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and instructions to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others at the University.
  • Take corrective action to eliminate hazards at the workplace, or report those beyond their control to their immediate supervisor.
  • Cooperate with the University to enable compliance with the relevant state WHS legislation and regulations.
  • Take all practical measures to ensure that the workplace under their control is safe and without risk to health, and that all persons in the workplace take reasonable care to ensure the workplace is safe and without risk to health.


Name: Professor Iain Graham, Dean and Head of School,  Health and Human Sciences

Phone: +61 2 6620 3557

Email: iain.graham@scu.edu.au


Name: Dr Jacqui Yoxall, Group Lead- Allied Health, School of Health and Human Sciences

Phone: +61 7 5589 3235

Email: jacqui.yoxall@scu.edu.au


This position may attract relocation assistance.  See the Relocation Assistance Policy for more details.

To apply for this position, please click the relevant vacancy Apply button, which will redirect you to the online SCU job application form.

Your application must include a completed online application form, quote the Vacancy ID, systematically address the selection criteria, and include a CV, list of publications, and the names, email and phone number of two confidential referees. For further assistance go to Applying for a Position.

Do not include copies of your degrees, diplomas, certificates, academic transcripts etc, with your application.  If your application is successful you will be required to provide the originals of your qualifications when you commence.

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  • School of Health and Human Sciences
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Please note that applications close at 9:00am AEDT on the closing date. Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.

The University is committed to equal opportunity, workplace health and safety and cultural diversity.