Associate Dean, Nursing

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 20 May 2024

  • $160,672 to $176,649 (Level D); $205,952 (Level E)
  • Ongoing. Full-time, Joondalup campus


At ECU, we are transforming the future of healthcare. We are seeking a passionate Associate Dean, Nursing who is committed to elevating the health and wellbeing of local communities for present and future generations. Through the power of education, we aim to nurture the next generation of nursing and midwifery leaders through a lens of humanitarian principles of social justice, equity, and inclusion.

The School rated number 1 in WA public universities and number 2 in Australia for nursing (Undergraduate Overall Educational Experience, Good Universities Guide 2023) and graduates the most registered nurses in Western Australia, as well as providing a comprehensive range of postgraduate programs of study which prepare students for positions in the nursing and midwifery professions.  

The School‘s research is focused across four key areas: ‘aged care’, ‘acute and chronic disease prevention, management and survivorship’, ‘safety, quality and workforce’, and ‘safe, quality midwifery care’, who are driven by a commitment to inspire excellence in nursing and practice through innovative and strategic research. The research we do is in collaboration with our well-established health care partnerships, and we create opportunities to share, learn, mentor, create, and promote top-quality nursing and midwifery knowledge to improve care worldwide.

Reporting directly to the Executive Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Associate Dean will play a pivotal role in guiding our academic and professional nursing community towards new heights of excellence. Your leadership will inspire both staff and students alike to pursue knowledge through a lens of humanitarian principles of social justice, equity, and inclusion. This position offers a unique opportunity to influence the direction of nursing education and research, ensuring our graduates are not only proficient clinicians, but also ethical leaders and advocates for health equity.

This significant position will be at the heart of our senior management team, making your mark both nationally and within the industry. Your leadership will be crucial in steering industry consultation, enriching our student experience, and advocating for quality improvements. 

If successful, you will be appointed to a continuing academic position as Professor or Associate Professor within the School. You will serve an initial term of three years as Associate Dean (Nursing).

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry Personal Excellence and Courage.

Qualifications & Experience
The successful applicant will be registered or eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (as a nurse). 

To be considered, you will have: 

  • Completed a PhD.
  • Completed qualifications in education and/or can demonstrate educational experience within a tertiary or clinical setting.
  • A sustained track record of research related activities within a tertiary education or clinical setting. 
  • Demonstrated a sound professional and academic track record in nursing or midwifery.

Benefits & Remuneration
  • The base salary for Professor (Level E) is $205,952 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. 
  • The base salary for Associate Professor (Level D) is $160,672 to $176,649 plus 17% employer superannuation.

This role will also attract an Associate Dean Allowance of $20,595 and relocation support. Visa sponsorship, if required, will also be provided.

Formal mentorship will be provided to the successful candidate to further enhance their leadership capabilities and research output.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

Interested applicants are welcome to call Karen Strickland – Executive Dean on 0449 071 780 or email at [email protected] for more information.

How to Apply
Please upload your resume along with a statement addressing the Capabilities in the Selection Criteria.  

Closing Date:
Applications close on Monday 20th May 2024 at 11:30pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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