Nursing Careers

Associate Professor in Nursing and/or Midwifery


Job summary:       Join a teaching team that is led by award winning academics who are all specialists in their fields of practice


About Us

At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why. We share wisdom and partner with colleagues in Australia and around the globe to create an enduring impact. And we’re courageous – bold thinkers who have the confidence to take risks and to inspire change.


The University has an international reputation for research excellence and we continue to build on our research strengths, engagement with industry and partnering with outstanding international universities


Ranked in the top 50 in the world by the QS World University Rankings by subject, 2019, the School of Nursing and Midwifery is a comprehensive research and teaching school, with an innovative approach to undergraduate and graduate teaching.


Is NEW for you? 

The Nursing program is offered at Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie while the Midwifery program is offered at Callaghan and Port Macquarie. Academics may be required to teach between campuses.


The School enjoys a close collaboration with local area health services in providing clinical learning experiences for students, in the provision of graduate programs and in the conduct of clinical research. We strive to prepare and develop nurses to function in a wide range of clinical settings, health facilities and rehabilitation services.


The teaching team is led by award winning academics who are all specialists in their fields of practice. Our academics are committed to teaching and learning strategies which develop and enhance nursing knowledge, and the full range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed by nurses and midwives to function as effective practitioners.


What will you do?

You will promote and foster a collaborative, dynamic, productive and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, publication outputs, and research higher degree graduates. The promotion of excellence in teaching and learning through appropriate curriculum development and delivery is also a key requirement of this role.


  • Provide leadership and make original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the advancement of scholarship
  • Contribute to the recognition and accreditation of Programs, whether by internal or external processes at undergraduate, honours, and post-graduate course work levels.
  • Attract external research income through partnerships with industry and governments.

About you 

Applying a professional approach to your work, you will be sure to keep abreast of current nursing and/or midwifery research, as well as changes to industry standards. You will have high level problem solving skills along with the ability to utilise academic judgement to make decisions while focusing on contributing to a culture of innovation and a positive experience for students.


Essential Criteria:


  • Postgraduate degree (PhD).
  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Proven track record in scholarship and innovation in teaching and learning within nursing and/or midwifery
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including the capacity to build relationships and an inter-disciplinary way of working.
  • Proven research track-record in generating quality research outcomes which complement existing research fields in a health profession, including publishing in quality journals, supervision of honours and higher degree research students and successful grant funding.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver innovative and engaging curriculum that meets accreditation standards while future proofing the skill set of nursing and midwifery graduates
  • Ability to work collaboratively and bring together people from different areas/disciplines to participate in School/Faculty/Division or University wide initiatives;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace obligations to, and experience in leading and cultivating workplace practices and behaviours that promote, support and maintain a safe, healthy, equitable, diverse and respectful workplace; including responding appropriately to adverse accidents, incidents, behaviours, issues, reports and the like.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership, personal engagement and inclusivity in leading staff to achieve a culture of cooperation to benefit the organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee career development and progression of staff, coaching individuals to improve current performance whilst developing new capabilities for the future.


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Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.


What NEW can offer?

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The remuneration is from $143,471 – $158,057 + 17% super and is commensurate with experience.

Your next steps

Click on ‘Apply for this job’. Your application will be assessed on selection criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In your selection criteria demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience meet each point and should be a maximum of four pages.

Closing date: 13 June 2019

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