Senior Lecturer in Nursing

November 22, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

  • Job no: HRC0002928
  • Category: Academic, Level C

Job no: HRC0002829

Category: Academic Level C

Base Salary: $132,768 to $153,093 p.a. +17% superannuation

Position: Continuing Full Time or fractional appointment can be negotiated

Location: Newcastle (Callaghan) or Central Coast (Gosford) Campuses

  • Lead contemporary teaching in the Bachelor of Nursing program.
  • Make an impact rurally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more… 

Drive excellence in teaching and learning at the program and course level contributing to the School’s research strategy to prepare graduates fit for our region’s needs.  

Be challenged and imagine with us 

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to lead the delivery of teaching using a hybrid approach into the Bachelor of Nursing program and our online postgraduate program offerings. You will also contribute to growing the research profile of the nursing discipline at a local, national and international level. 

How our role is different to others

  • Our role is of and for the region which provides many opportunities for teaching, research and engagement opportunities on which to build an academic career.
  • The School is committed to ‘Excellence in Caring’ through its teaching, research and engagement in producing graduates who are leaders of the next generation of nurses. As a Senior Lecturer in Nursing, we want you to be part of the leadership in making this commitment a reality.
  • You will lead contemporary teaching in the Bachelor of Nursing program utilising a hybrid delivery approach and if aligned to our post graduate program offerings, using your expertise to support their online delivery.
  • You are an inspirational, energetic and resilient leader who produces successful outcomes, you are a positive team player and have proven credibility within the higher education sector. You have the opportunity to play an active part in establishing a vibrant, enthusiastic, positive workplace environment which enables our students to thrive and deliver ‘Excellence in Caring’.
  • The position has strong and established links with academics and industry partners at the two SNM teaching campuses: Callaghan and Central Coast Clinical School in addition to the local connections with Hunter New England, Central Coast and Mid North Coast Local Health Districts plus a large number of age care providers and other industry partners. There are also numerous opportunities for collaboration with research programs conducted through the University, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute (CCCSRI). 

What’s in it for you

  • Contribute to producing the next generation of nurses for the region and beyond.
  • Opportunity to be mentored by senior nurse leaders and develop your academic career leading to future success.
  • Develop teaching excellence within a quality improvement cycle through immersion into a co-designed curriculum with an explicit indigenous focus and professional development opportunities.
  • Access to rural health experiences alongside those of regional metropolitan.   
  • Strong links with academics and industry partners at the two School of Nursing and Midwifery teaching campuses: Callaghan (Newcastle) and Central Coast Clinical School (Gosford) in addition to local health services connections with Hunter New England, Central Coast and Mid North Coast Local Health Districts and other industry partners.
  • Numerous opportunities for collaboration with research programs conducted through the University, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute (CCCSRI).
  • Making a difference in the lives of the people in the region, nationally and internationally through collaborative endeavours led by senior academics.   

How you will inspire us 

You will have: 

  • Commitment to and expertise in an area of nursing practice.
  • A student focused approach is central to your teaching approach.
  • Understanding and application of teaching pedagogy to deliver an exceptional student experience.
  • Motivation to succeed as an academic.
  • Drive for excellence in carrying out key duties of the role: teaching, research and engagement.
  • Practice and/or scholarly expertise in an area of nursing. 

Please note, as part of the recruitment process you will need to formally address each criterion of the Selection Criteria (including desirable criterion) in your application. You will find the complete list of Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description.

 About the school

 About our university

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 and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.

What we offer

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively.

These include:

  • flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy);
  • 17% super and salary packaging;
  • additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme;
  • discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more;
  • wellbeing programs. 

For information on our employee benefits please visit here.   

Your next steps 

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application. 

If viewing this on a job board other than the University’s please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University’s website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application. 

Your application include:

  • A copy of your current CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.
  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement formally addressing each of the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached. 

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words). 

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Related Documents section below). 

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Amanda Johnson, School of Nursing and Midwifery via email at or on 02 4921 6770. 

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: 

Closing date: Thursday, 30 November 2023 at 11.59pm AEDT – please note, shortlisting will take place prior to the University close period, 18 December 2023. Interviews will take place in late January 2024.

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you! 

Move to Newcastle or the Central Coast 

A move to Newcastle or the Central Coast offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland – the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance. 

Visit the City of Newcastle site or visit the Central Coast to imagine your future. 

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.   

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Birpai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.

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