Category: Academic Level D
Base Salary: $152,252 to $167,731 p.a. +17% superannuation
Position: Permanent Full Time
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan) and/or Central Coast (Gosford) Campuses
Associate Professor In Nursing (Mental Health) | College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing | School of Nursing and Midwifery | Academic Level D | Continuing Full Time | Callaghan or Central Coast (Gosford) Campus
- Inspire our student community with your passion for mental health nursing.
- Make an impact rurally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
- Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more…
Provide vision, leadership & foster excellence in teaching & research in the discipline of Mental Health Nursing.
Be challenged and imagine with us
We are seeking an outstanding individual to provide vision and leadership and foster excellence in teaching and research in mental health nursing practice. In this position you have the opportunity to play an active part in establishing a vibrant, enthusiastic, positive professional environment that impact students regionally, nationally and internationally.
How our role is different to others
- Our role is of and for the region which provides many opportunities for teaching, research and engagement to be the next step in an academic career.
- Distinguished as the role is forms part of the leadership in Australia’s market leader post graduate program in mental health nursing.
- You will lead contemporary teaching into the online post graduate program and contribute to our hybrid delivery of undergraduate mental health nursing.
- You are an inspirational, energetic and resilient leader who produces successful outcomes, you are a positive team player and have proven credibility within the higher education sector. You have the opportunity to play an active part in establishing a vibrant, enthusiastic, positive workplace environment which enables our students to thrive and deliver excellence in caring.
- The School is committed to ‘Excellence in Caring’ through its teaching, research and engagement in producing graduates who are leaders of the next generation of nurses and in particular in mental health nursing. As anAssociate Professor, we want you to be part of the leadership in making this commitment a reality.
- The position hasstrong established links with academics and industry partners at the two SNM teaching campuses: Callaghan and Central Coast Clinical School in addition to the local connections with Hunter New England, Central Coast and Mid North Coast Local Health Districts and other industry partners. There are also numerous opportunities for collaboration with research programs conducted through the University, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute (CCCSRI).
- Our footprint extends from regional and rural to national with expanding international collaborations and brings opportunities for research and engagement in mental health nursing.
- An opportunity to contribute to strengthening Indigenous pedagogy and embedding social and emotional wellbeing models of care across the program in collaboration with our university Indigenous colleagues.
What’s in it for you
- Contribute to producing the next generation of nurses with specialist mental health practice and promoting mental health as a specialty to our undergraduatestudentsfor the region and beyond toimprove the care of people who experience a wide range of mental health conditions.
- Opportunity to be mentored by senior nurse and other university leaders to further develop your academic career leading to future success.
- Lead teaching excellence within a quality improvement cycle through co-designed curricula with an explicit indigenous focus,exposure to mental health nursing experts and acquire teaching and learning skills through professional development opportunities.
- Lead research excellence aligned to the University’s strategic plan with an emphasis on mental health nursing across rural and regional metropolitan settings which make an impact with global scalability and translation.
- Access to academics and industry partners at the two School of Nursing and Midwifery teaching campuses: Callaghan (Newcastle) and Central Coast Clinical School (Gosford) in addition to local health services connections with Hunter New England, Central Coast and Mid North Coast Local Health Districts; aged care providersand other industry partners.
- Numerous opportunities for collaboration with research programs conducted through the University, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute (CCCSRI).
- Lead engagement through collaborative endeavours which make a difference in the lives of the people in the region, nationally and internationally.
How you will inspire us
You will be:
Committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Driven to provide optimal student experiences. Dedicated to mentoring the next generation of nurse academics. Committed to leadership reflective of excellence; agility and adaptability who seizes opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
Please note, as part of the recruitment process you will need to address each criterion of the Selection Criteria (including desirable criterion) in your application. You will find the complete list of Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description.
About the school
What we offer
In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively.
flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy); 17% super and salary packaging; additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme; discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more; wellbeing programs.
For information on our employee benefits please visit here.
Your next steps
Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application.
If viewing this on a job board other than the University’s please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University’s website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.
Your application include:
- Your ORCID ID
- A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
- A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
- A statement addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
- Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.
Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.
Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).
For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Related Documents section below).
For specific position enquiries, please contactProfessor Amanda Johnson, School of Nursing and Midwiferyvia email at [email protected] or on 02 4921 7873.
Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: [email protected]
Closing date: Tuesday, 19 September 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST
We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!
Move to Newcastle or the Central Coast
A move to Newcastle or the Central Coast offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland – the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.
The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.