Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery

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

Position Overview

The appointee is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort in the disciplines of Nursing and Midwifery. They will also be expected to play a major role in scholarship, research and/or professional activities relevant to the level of appointment. A Level C appointee must possess strong management, leadership and negotiation skills.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. The preparation and conduct of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, seminars and clinical sessions;
  2. Initiation and development of course material, including blended learning materials;
  3. Course and subject co-ordination;
  4. Marking and assessment;
  5. Supervision of honours and postgraduate projects;
  6. Significant role in research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team;
  7. Broad administrative functions;
  8. Representation on internal and external professional and academic committees, including chairing such committees where appropriate;
  9. Support 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.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  11. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities 

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

  1. The Lecturer/Senior 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/Senior Lecture 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/Senior Lecture 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’s Code of Conduct.

Special Conditions


Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Current nursing registration with AHPRA.
  2. A doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline or near completion of same.
  3. Demonstrated experience in teaching, learning and curriculum development in cross- cultural and multi-disciplinary teams in a tertiary environment.
  4. Demonstrated management, leadership and negotiation skills and experience working successfully in teams.
  5. Skills in flexible, blended and online approaches to teaching and learning.
  6. Evidence of research and publication activity appropriate for stage in career.
  7. Demonstrated ability to identify and address issues unique to tropical, regional, remote, rural and Indigenous nursing and midwifery education.
  8. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, communities and their representatives.


  1. Current endorsement as a midwife with AHPRA.
  2. Current credentialing as a mental health nurse with ACMHN or significant clinical or teaching experience in mental health nursing.

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