Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Callaghan, Central Coast Council
Job Type:Full Time

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Priority role for Indigenous candidates
  • Work in a team led by award winning academics

Job Summary: Provide leadership and foster excellence in the Professional Placement Experiences of the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery programs

Look to the future

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

Ranked in the top 50 in the world by the QS World University Rankings by subject, 2019, the School of Nursing and Midwifery is a comprehensive research and teaching school, with an innovative approach to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

We deliver an exceptional student experience, preparing graduates for life in an increasingly interconnected society.

Be challenged and imagine with us

The teaching team within the School of Nursing and Midwifery is led by award winning academics who are all specialists in their fields of practice. Our academics are committed to teaching and learning strategies which develop and enhance nursing knowledge, and the full range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed by nurses and midwives to function as effective practitioners.

The School enjoys a close collaboration with local area health services in providing clinical learning experiences for students, in the provision of graduate programs and in the conduct of clinical research. We strive to prepare and develop nurses to function in a wide range of clinical settings, health facilities and rehabilitation services.

This full-time ongoing position will be located either at the Callaghan Campus or Central Coast, with an expectation to work across the Callaghan and Ourimbah (transitioning to Central Coast in mid-2021, subject to ANMAC approval) campuses as well as online.

How will you inspire us?

As an inspirational, energetic and resilient leader who produces successful outcomes, you will be a positive team player and have proven credibility within the higher education sector. You will keep abreast of current nursing and/or midwifery research, as well as changes to industry standards and build and maintain the University’s reputation by forging positive relationships with academic and professional staff, students and industry partners.

In this role, you will promote and foster a collaborative, dynamic, productive and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, publication outputs, and research higher degree graduates. The promotion of excellence in teaching and learning through appropriate curriculum development and delivery is also a key requirement of this role. Some of the key requirements in this role are:

  • Provide vision and energy that inspires and motivates the School community (staff members, students and the region) to maintain a world class University with a world-class reputation in nursing/midwifery education and research.
  • Promote and develop research capacity and performance, and the quality of the School's teaching program.
  • Provide academic leadership, encourage and promote a culture that embraces change and entrepreneurial activities and promotes staff members capacity.
  • Create and maintain a team-based management style, fostering an open, consultative environment.
  • Develop and enhance external networks and strategic partnerships, collaborating with business, industry, government and community regionally, nationally and internationally.

For additional information on the position contact Professor Amanda Johnson, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery on 02 4921 7873 or

For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit

Closing date: Sunday, 14 February 2021

Why commit to us?

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021and a Top 10 University in Australia.

The remuneration for this position is from $123,967 FTE + 17% superannuation.

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us:

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).

As part of the University's commitment to increasing Indigenous employment within its workforce, this role is a targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position. The University holds an exemption under Section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) in relation to its targeted recruiting programs. Please note that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous candidates can apply, however priority will be given to Indigenous candidates who can demonstrate their Indigenous heritage by way of providing their Confirmation of Aboriginality with the completed application and successfully meet the selection criteria.

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you