Associate Professor in Nursing

Sydney, Australia
22 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health      

Job Summary          

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.  
UTS: Health offers innovative, practice-based education and high impact research that focuses in improving health outcome sin both local and global communities.  
Our learning and teaching is shaped on our unique UTS Model of Learning framework, which encourages a collaborative and globally relevant learning approach and development of graduate attributes.

The Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney currently has a vacancy for a suitably qualified and experienced academic leader to join our nursing teaching, learning and research team in this leadership position.

Detailed Description          

This continuing role of Associate Professor has been developed to both provide leadership within the Faculty and also to assume a two year role as Deputy Associate Dean Teaching and Learning.  The Faculty has undergone significant growth over the last three to five years with a commensurate increase in responsibility for ensuring that the UTS Model of Learning and the Learning Futures strategy are embedded in all courses. 

The role of Deputy Associate Dean Teaching and Learning has been created to provide support to the teaching and learning portfolio. The responsibilities of this role include working with the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning to ensure that the Faculty meets the University’s strategic goals, particularly in relation to support for the student experience, curriculum renewal, teaching and learning innovations and clinical placements for undergraduate students.

Main duties/responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and teach in undergraduate and postgraduate programs as required
  • Participate in and provide leadership in Faculty meetings, academic interest group meetings, student activities, and committees and sub-committees, as appropriate
  • Undertake research, publish in peer-reviewed journals and other formats, apply for and obtain externally-funded competitive research grants
  • Provide research leadership to staff of the Faculty, and assist colleagues to enhance their research skills and increase their research output
  • Provide leadership in innovative subject and course development/revision and teaching delivery
  • Demonstrate professional leadership through participation in national forums and organisations and University professional forums.

Main skills/experience required:

  • Knowledge of, and experience in contemporary nursing practice, both nationally and internationally
  • A PhD in nursing or related discipline 
  • Superior leadership skills, particularly in relation to the development of teams and collaborative relationships, including those external to the University
  • A track record in research and the scholarship of teaching and learning, including acquisition and leadership of competitive research grants and a significant number of peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of credibility and leadership in their area of expertise including evidence of established research networks  
  • Previous experience in public or clinical health services, health service or research environments.

In the QS World University Rankings 2017 UTS Nursing and Midwifery were ranked number one in Australia and number 4 in the world for educating nurses and midwives.


Salary Range:  $146,412 to $155,915 pa (Level D)
The university offers 17% employer provided superannuation and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on Continuing Full Time basis.

You will also reap the rewards of working in a dynamic, supportive, environment with employee benefits including flexible work practices, study support, discounted gym membership and generous parental leave.

How to Apply          

Prior to commencing your application for IRC102514, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria, which you are required to address in your submission in a separate document. Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function. As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. Assistance with registering and making your application is available on our Jobs at UTS webpage. Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC102514. 

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Recruitment Team at or 02 9514 1080.

Closing Date:   Monday 11th December at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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