Lecturer in Nursing, Teaching Scholar

Lismore, Australia
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview

The University’s School of Health and Human Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Nursing (Teaching Scholar) teaching primarily in the field of Mental Health at the Lismore campus. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with a team of academics to deliver the Bachelor of Nursing program as well as contributing to the evolving Post Graduate portfolio.

The School provides an exciting and innovative learning environment and works with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements and deliver person-centred care. The School is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of client 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 clinical exercise physiology, midwifery, natural and complementary medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, sport and exercise science, and sport management.

The School is based across three campuses and 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 applicants will have expertise in teaching, administration, leadership, and scholarly activity.

The successful applicants will be expected to undertake the following duties:

  • Maintain professional and clinical currency;
  • Develop study materials for use in on-campus, converged and intensive modes.
  • Teach specific unitsand oversee relevant practical placements.
  • Provide leadership in unit of study implementation and evaluation;
  • Supervise postgraduate research candidates as required;
  • Contribute to the educational scholarship in the field of Nursing;
  • Conduct workshops, on-line sessions and short courses, intrastate, interstate and overseas when required;
  • Contribute to developing and consolidating the position of the School’s Nursing programs amongst tertiary institutions in Australia and overseas;
  • Contribute to University and School governance; and
  • Contribute to course quality improvement and teaching and learning excellence.

The successful applicants may be required to travel between all University campuses, within Australia and internationally in order to undertake their duties. Fractional and/or job sharing will be considered as appointment options.

Required Skills and Experience

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

  1. A relevant doctoral qualification in Nursing or related area and evidence of current registration with the AHPRA as a Registered Nurse (Division 1).
  2. Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching Nursing students within a university setting in the content areas of Mental Health and related professional nursing studies.
  3. Demonstrated experience in the use of contemporary educational technologies and proven, practical experience in delivering Nursing material in blended and online environments including digital interactive content delivery.
  4. Demonstrated experience in academic administrative functions associated with the delivery of Nursing or related units of study.
  5. Evidence and demonstrated ability of a record of scholarship as evidenced by innovations, teaching awards, publication output, grant application income, and/or supervision of higher degree research candidates.
  6. Evidence of regular participation in and contribution to: professional practice, staff development activities, relevant professional bodies, and/or community groups; and/or development of continuing education programs for the Nursing profession.
  7. High levels of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a team, and to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  8. Vision, energy and an innovative attitude with the capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and a working knowledge of equity and workplace health and safety principles in the workplace.

Closing date: Monday 23 October at 9:00am AEDT