Dean, Nursing and Midwifery

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 14 Jul 2024

Be at the forefront of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research as the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University - 5 Year appointment with underlying level E substantive.

La Trobe University invites you to apply for the pivotal role of Dean in our esteemed School of Nursing and Midwifery, based at the vibrant Melbourne Bundoora campus. As one of Australia's pioneering schools of nursing and midwifery, we celebrating a proud 50-year legacy of excellence in nursing and midwifery education, coupled with world-leading research with demonstrated impact on improving global health outcomes.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University stands as one of Australia’s oldest and most respected institutions in its field. With a rich legacy of excellence, our mission is to enhance community health and wellbeing both locally and globally. Our commitment to international engagement and strong global partnerships reflects our dedication to producing outstanding professionals who make a difference worldwide.

Role and Responsibilities:

Visionary Leadership: Shape the future of the school in alignment with the University's strategic goals, steering our academic and research endeavors to new heights.

Academic Excellence: Oversee our robust portfolio of programs, ensuring they remain cutting-edge, responsive, and geared towards high-quality student experiences and outcomes.

Research and Collaboration: Expand our research capacity through strategic partnerships locally and globally, fostering an environment of innovation and significant research contributions.

Community and International Engagement: Advocate for the school and its disciplines, enhancing our reputation and building relationships across our networks in Asia, North America and Europe.

Your profile:

  • A dynamic leader with a doctoral qualification in a relevant field, possessing a distinguished record in scholarly activities, teaching, and external research funding.
  • An adept strategist capable of leading complex operations within a university setting, skilled in financial and people management.
  • A champion of culture and change, ready to inspire and drive excellence across all facets of the school’s activities.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

La Trobe Offers:

  • A career at a globally recognised institution known for innovation and impact.
  • Opportunities for professional growth in a supportive, flexible, and inclusive work environment.
  • Stunning campus settings that are hubs of academic life and community engagement.

Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below:


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Scroll down to apply to become the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University. Your leadership will not just manage change—it will propel us into the future of healthcare education.

Closing date: Sunday 14 July 2024 By 11:55pm

Position Enquiries:  Melissa Magaton, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner E. [email protected]

Position Description below:
 Position Description.pdf

Candidate information Booklet
Candidate Information Booklet .pdf

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume
  • A separate document addressing the essential criteria

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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