Lecturer in Nursing Midwifery and Nutrition

Townsville/Cairns, Australia
21 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview

The position requires a flexible innovative person who is able to work across disciplines.The appointee will coordinate the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education and therefore must be a credentialed and experienced Diabetes Educator. The appointee will also teach into undergraduate and postgraduate programs in nursing and midwifery. They therefore need to have an understanding of modern teaching practices.The appointee will also be required to undertake research, assist in curriculum development and be available for consultation across the University and the health services in North Queensland. 

Principal Accountabilities

The appointee will be responsible for:

  1. Coordination of the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education.
  2. Contributing to and participating in development, delivery, assessment and reviewof undergraduate and postgraduate Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition programs;
  3. Acting as a co-ordinator for Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition subjects;
  4. Contributing to the research activities of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition and developing a personal research profile;
  5. Engaging in professional and community activities, including marketing;
  6. Supporting the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians;
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values

Generic Accountabilities 

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff. 

  1. The Lecturer is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Lecturer is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Lecturer is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University‚Äôs Code of Conduct. 

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Current nursing registration with AHPRA and credentialing as a Diabetes Educator.
  2. AMasters Degree qualification in nursing or related discipline, or significant progress towards completion of same.
  3. Extensive clinical experience in nursing practice and diabetes education.
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience of working successfully in teams.
  5. Experience in teaching, learning and curriculum development in cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams in a tertiary environment.
  6. Ability to identify and address issues unique to tropical, regional, remote, rural and Indigenous health professional education and ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, communities and their representatives.


  1. Qualifications in dietetics and/or nutrition.
  2. Registration as a midwife with AHPRA.

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