Associate Professor / Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Jan 2024

16 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Ethics in health sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

3 Jan 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Full-time, Full-time Fixed term commencing February/March 2024 for 5 years 
  • Ingham Institute at Liverpool

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you will be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard.

The University is deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve, which is Australia’s fastest growing economy and one of the most culturally diverse areas in Australia. Our 11 campuses include a hybrid network of technology-infused vertical CBD campuses and more traditional campuses across Western Sydney.

With more than 200,000 highly respected alumni we are ranked the highest university in NSW for graduate employer satisfaction. Join us as we shape the future of Western Sydney.

About the School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a national leader in nursing and midwifery education, research and scholarship, with one of the largest preregistration nursing programs in Australia. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs leading to eligibility for registration as a nurse or midwife and a range of industry informed postgraduate, honours and higher degree research programs.

The School has a strong national and international research profile with strengths in acute and complex care, ageing and aged care, health education and workforce, oral health, mental health; and women’s, children’s and family health. There is a strong program of nursing and midwifery research in the school that is nationally and internationally renowned. The School is highly ranked internationally, ranking in the Top 50 in the World for Nursing in the QS World University Rankings by subject and Shanghai University Rankings by Academic Subjects in 2023.

About South Western Sydney Local Health District

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) covers seven Local Government Areas from Bankstown to Wingecarribee and has a population of approximately 820,000 people.

The District is among the most rapidly growing populations in NSW and projected to grow to over more than a million people in the next decade. It is also a vibrant, culturally diverse region with almost a third of its population speaking a language other than English at home.

About You and the Role

Western Sydney University (WSU) School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM) and SWSLHD are seeking vibrant and innovative nursing research leaders to apply for the position of Associate Professor / Professor. The role will provide visionary and strategic leadership in Nursing research and translation of research evidence-based practice with a focus on Aged Care, Chronic Care or Paediatric/Child Wellness.

Skills and Experiences

The successful applicant will also be expected to lead and support nursing research through successful applications for competitive grants and other sources of funding. The incumbent will be responsible for liaising with SWSLHD staff, academic and industry partners, health professionals and publishing in high quality journals.

Please note, to be successful in obtaining this position, you may be required to complete health, police and ID checks in line with applicable NSW Health policy and SWSLHD guidelines.

Working with Children Check:

It is a mandatory requirement for any incumbent of this position to have a current NSW Employee Working with Children Clearance in accordance with the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

The position will be based at Ingham Institute at Liverpool with the expectation of travel to other SWSLHD sites/University campuses where required.

Benefits and Perks

  • 17% superannuation contributions
  • Inclusive culture
  • Access to a range of employee benefits including salary packaging options and a variety of savings and discounts on a range of goods and services

Remuneration Package:

Academic Level D $190,689 to $209,441 p.a. (comprising Salary of $161,573 to $177,601 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Academic Level E $243,832 to $252,318 p.a. (comprising Salary of $206,995 to $214,248 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

For further information on this position, please refer to the attached Position Description via the apply link below.

If this sounds like you, apply now and ensure you address all items in the selection criteria in your application.

Position Enquiries: Please contact Hannah Dahlen, Associate Dean, Research and HDR via email at  [email protected]

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Wednesday 3 January 2024

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility 

You must provide evidence of your fulltime working rights in Australia for the full term of the appointment at time of application.

Note - Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

This is a re-advertised position, previous applicants need not apply.

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