Associate Professor in Nursing/Director of Undergraduate Nursing Education

Launceston, Australia
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania is ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide and in the top ten research universities in Australia. The University has a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity which underpins teaching and research that is international in scope, vision and standards.

The University of Tasmania is at a critical point in its journey experiencing one of the fastest growth periods in its history. The formation of the College of Health and Medicine will provide the optimal model to boost health and medical research performance and enable excellence in training health professionals, which together will transform health outcomes for the Tasmanian community.

We are seeking to enhance the College's ability to support continued progress in health and medical research and training of health professionals through appointment of an outstanding academic leader in the School of Health Sciences.

The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Nursing, and Director of Undergraduate Nursing Education will:

  • Manage and coordinate the Bachelor of Nursing course with responsibility for overseeing professional accreditation compliance and the development of high quality and contemporary curricula
  • Undertake high quality research of national and/or international standing
  • Make a substantial and sustained contribution to the university in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities as they relate to undergraduate nursing
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate teaching of an exemplary quality and provide leadership and coordination of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Applicants will hold a registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, along with a PhD in a relevant health discipline or Master of Nursing qualification. Demonstrated specialist clinical knowledge of contemporary nursing theory and practice, and the capacity to translate this to the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Appointment to Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor will be at a Level C or D continuing (tenured) role with the requirement that the appointee fulfil the leadership role of Director for a period of five years' renewable. This position will be based in Launceston or Hobart. Appointment will be at Academic Level C or D and will have a total remuneration package of up to $172,089 comprising a base salary within the range of $112,184 to $147,085 plus 17% superannuation. An attractive relocation package may also be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The closing date for applications is 28 January 2018. For further information regarding this position please contact Professor Nuala Byrne on 61 03 6324 5413 or email

Applications must as a minimum include a résumé, a cover letter and responses to the position criteria contained in the position description. Applications for this position should be made via the University of Tasmania website at

A copy of the Position Description can be found on the University of Tasmania Careers Page.