Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor - Midwifery

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 28 Mar 2024

  • $134,035 to $154,013(ALEVC); or $160,672 to $176,649 (ALEVD)
  • Ongoing, Full-time, Joondalup campus
  • Open to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents

$134,035 to $154,013(ALEVC); or $160,672 to $176,649 (ALEVD)

We are seeking an experienced academic midwifery leader with a passion for innovation in learning and teaching and a sustained track record of research to join our energetic, forward-thinking team on our Joondalup campus in Perth, Western Australia. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced midwifery academic to make a difference at ECU through innovation in research, teaching and learning. The School has a strong focus on simulation-based learning and is seeking to expand on scholarly activity in this area, assisted by state-of-the-art simulation facilities. 

The School acknowledges and respects Australia’s First Peoples’ continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We are committed to increasing the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to ensure we have a workforce that reflects our communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is at the cutting edge of nursing and midwifery education and research through the provision of innovative, high-quality education and translational research that makes a difference in the lives of people in our communities locally, nationally, and internationally. Our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of communities for today and future generations by educating aspiring and transformational nursing and midwifery leaders through a lens of humanitarian principles of social justice, equity, and inclusion. 

Our staff are experts in their field who collaborate with national and international industry partners and universities. Our purpose is to inspire excellence in nursing/midwifery and practice through innovative and strategic research.

The School is rated number one in WA public universities and number two in Australia for nursing (Undergraduate Overall Educational Experience, Good Universities Guide 2023). We graduate the most registered nurses in Western Australia, as well as provide a comprehensive range of postgraduate programs of study that prepare students for positions in the nursing and midwifery professions.  The School also hosts the only dual degree of nursing and midwifery and the only Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) course in WA. 

Selection Criteria
The successful applicant: 

  • Must be registered or eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a midwife.
  • Demonstrated breadth of clinical midwifery experience.
  • Will have completed a PhD. 
  • Will have completed qualifications in education and/or can demonstrate educational experience within a tertiary or clinical practice setting.
  • Will have a sustained track record of research-related activities within a tertiary education or clinical practice setting and;
  • Will demonstrate a sound professional and academic track record in midwifery. 

Formal mentorship will be provided to the successful applicant. 

You will also be required to demonstrate personal attributes that align with the university’s values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry, personal excellence and courage and the

School’s Midwifery Philosophy


ECU is a smoke-free environment.

Benefits & Remuneration
The successful applicant will be appointed to a full-time, continuing position as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (depending on experience), with a salary of $134,035 to $154,013(ALEVC); or $160,672 to $176,649 (ALEVD) plus 17% university superannuation. 

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. 

Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances. 

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our employment opportunities website . 

Your application
Your application is in two parts. The first part is a statement that addresses the ongoing contribution you will make as an academic in the School and how you see yourself within the School’s teaching, learning, and research programs, aligned to the selection criteria. 

The second part is a detailed curriculum vitae, including summaries of the key roles you have held or hold currently. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Di Bloxsome, Associate Dean Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, [email protected] , for more information about this exciting opportunity, including details of the role and the support and development opportunities that are available.

Closing Date: 
Applications close on Thursday 28 March 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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