Associate Professor in Nursing (Mental Health)

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Outstanding Opportunity for an Associate Professor in Nursing (Mental Health)

  • Full time continuing role at Camperdown Campus

  • Base Salary $174,618- $192,371+ 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School) is the school of choice to nurture global citizens in health and wellbeing. We are currently ranked #1 in Australia and #13 globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. As a leader in nursing research and education, Sydney Nursing School produces graduates who possess critical thinking skills and knowledge to provide exceptional care for individuals both locally and globally. We are also home to the Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health. Our dedicated academic staff are committed to fostering a learning environment that nurtures students to become global citizens in health and wellbeing. We seamlessly integrate teaching, research, and scholarship with practice and policy development, while fostering engagement with all health professions. Our experienced staff, many of whom work in frontline healthcare services, make a real difference to the healthcare landscape in Australia and internationally. Our students gain practical, hands-on experience in dedicated clinical simulation facilities on the Westmead Campus and in the Susan Wakil Health Building on the Camperdown Campus.

Our academic and professional staff have a passion for developing a flourishing, diverse and inclusive school community. Sydney Nursing School offers a supportive and collegial environment with many opportunities for professional development. We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and diverse and we encourage applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who are willing to embrace our vision and are interested in driving forward our strategy for continuously improving our research impact, student experience, and person-centred workplace culture are strongly encouraged.

The School is currently seeking an Associate Professor in Nursing (Mental Health) to strengthen the leadership in our mental health program. A talented educator with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research related to mental health you will make a significant contribution to high-quality teaching and learning practices, curriculum design and evaluation.

If you would  like to know more about  Sydney Nursing School and the new purpose built facility, please click here .

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to leadership in education and research activities of the Sydney School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNS), with a focus on the mental health program, leading a team of educators

  • lead activities in mental health research which enhance the reputation of the SNS, such as leading participation in nationally and internationally funded research projects, including co-designed research projects

  • mentor and provide opportunities for other academics to develop skills and engage in translational research and education

  • coordinate and develop curricula and program areas within the School/Faculty (eg. coordination of a large award course unit or a number of smaller units) which enhance the University’s standing as a national leader in education

  • coordinate and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the University’s expectations and standards for education (eg. demonstrated improvements in student outcomes)

  • demonstrate impact through improving student outcomes, experiences and learning

  • contribute to partnership development of SNS, fostering partnership engagement with internal and external partners

  • make an outstanding contribution to governance and collegial life within the University (eg. by chairing School or Faculty committees, undertaking significant administrative positions or participating in University-level committees)

  • foster a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled

  • contribute expertise and knowledge to forums of public debate, where appropriate and consistent with University policy

  • develop and maintain long-term, collaborative relationships with industry, government and community organisations, with evidence of research impact

About you

  • PhD or Doctorate in Nursing, Public Health or a relevant academic field

  • qualifications in a mental health discipline and extensive experience in this area of health

  • current AHPRA registration (Nurse)

  • national or international reputation in their discipline or area of expertise, with a supporting research profile including competitive research grants, publications and evidence of recognition within the broader research community

  • sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning design and practice, as evidenced through successful student outcomes, demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes and innovation

  • wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the discipline, school, faculty and University

  • experience in people leadership within the higher education sector, including demonstrated success in supervising and/or mentoring others towards success

  • understanding of and ability to lead and support an academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing a student enabling environment

  • an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Cecilia Blamey, Recruitment Operations by email to [email protected]

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Sunday 24 March 2024 11:59 PM

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