Lecturer in Nursing, Teaching Scholar

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


The University’s School of Health and Human Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Nursing (Teaching Scholar) with a background in the field of either; Acute Care, Primary Health Care, Aged Care, Mental Health or Chronic Disease Management at the Coffs Harbour campus. The successful applicants 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.


A whole or principle part-thereof the position will be dedicated to professional experience leader role (PEL).The PEL role is responsible for liaison between the site (community partners and SCU sites) offering Profession Education (PE) to SCU students and the Practitioner Educators (P-Eds) who supervise and facilitate the students during PE. The PEL role is to ensure students graduate having successfully completed high quality and appropriate PE to meet TESQA standards, Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency and other external accrediting body expectations.  The PEL role is an essential component of the planning, management and delivery of high quality professional experience learning for Nursing in School of Health and Human Science.

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 mode, teach units specific, oversee practical placements and engage in practice learning support with students;
  • Provide leadership in unit of study implementation and evaluation;
  • Supervise postgraduate research candidates as required;
  • Provide leadership relevant to the professional experience placements of students
  • 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 and professional placement experience quality improvement as well as teaching and learning excellence.
  • The successful applicant 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.


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 such as: Chronic Disease Management, Acute Care, Aged Care, Mental Health or Primary Health Care.
  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, professional experience placements 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.


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


Teaching scholars will provide a high standard of teaching and learning, educational design and delivery, and leadership in the area of teaching and learning. They will contribute to the scholarship of teaching and engage in professional activities relevant to their profession or discipline. Teaching scholars will also be expected to undertake relevant community engagement and University service.


  • 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.


Name:     Associate Professor Lynette Stockhausen, Discipline Lead (Nursing)
Phone:    +61 7 5589 3146
Email:    lynette.stockhausen@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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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.