Professor/Associate Professor, Group Lead Nursing

Coffs Harbour/Gold Coast/Lismore, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Southern Cross University, ranked in the Asia-Pacific's top 100 universities and the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2017), is a progressive, young and connected research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, while our fastest-growing campus is located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland.

The School of Health and Human Sciences is a dynamic provider of health practitioner and health scientist education and research. Offering a variety of undergraduate and post graduate education courses; including degrees by research. The School is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of client care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles and working with Indigenous colleagues to develop culturally appropriate models of care.

Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Nursing is one of the largest programs at the University, with over 1000 students studying across three campus locations. The School also offers a Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing, allowing international students to qualify for Australian nursing registration.

In response to increased demand from both domestic and international students, the School is in an exciting growth phase, developing further courses and nursing pathway programs.

The Group Lead Nursing, as a member of the School’s executive leadership, works closely with the Head of School and the Deputy Head of School to ensure that the academic performance of nursing staff is aligned with School objectives.

Key responsibilities include monitoring and improving the program’s teaching and learning performance, working closely with Course Coordinators to guide the development of quality academic course materials and assessments, and having oversight of accreditation and professional experience activities as they apply to the nursing discipline.

The Group Lead Nursing will play a key role in representing the School in partnership arrangements with health providers within the regions and sits on a number of school committees and projects.

With a doctoral qualification in Nursing and evidence of current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, you will bring to this role a successful and established record of academic or administrative leadership.

Your experience will demonstrate your strengths in people management, communication and inspiring excellence amongst your colleagues. As well as your ability to foster positive relationships and engagement with relevant health and industry bodies.

Evidence of an established research reputation, a strong track record of teaching excellence and experience leading quality course development are also required.

This role can be located at either the Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast or Lismore  Campus.

Applications close on Monday 4 June 2018.

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