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Professor, Nursing and Practice Development

Job no: 850651
Campus: Gippsland Campus
Categories: Academic
School/Area: School of Health

  • School of Health – Gippsland Campus
  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment for five-years
  • Academic Level E - $187,922 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Responsible for leadership of Nursing at Gippsland (Churchill) including the progression of Practice Development collaboration activities with industry partners. You will also represent Nursing internally and externally including industry and professional body collaboration to ensure Nursing and Practice Development activities are recognised both nationally and/or internationally. You will manage Gippsland Nursing staff through the performance review process in addition to the maintenance of the academic workloads model (SWP) and compilation of estimated student numbers for resource allocation of learning and teaching activities.

About the role

This position is a strategic appointment which forms part of the University’s priorities to further develop its key research strengths.

You will:

  • provide leadership for the development, implementation and monitoring of student retention and success strategies;
  • undertake duties aligned to an Academic Level E;
  • plan, lead and support the strategic and operational development of Nursing at Gippsland including identification of priorities in a manner consistent with the University and School strategic priorities teaching, postgraduate coursework and supervision of research higher degree students;
  • represent Nursing at the University and School level as well with industry and professional bodies; and
  • develop and maintain innovative and attractive academic majors and programs managed by Nursing.

About you

This position demands excellent analytical, conceptual and research translation skills, together with substantial, sustained and proven educational, research and professional experience. You must be able to develop and implement long and short-term research strategies for the School within the strategic framework of the University and in accordance with its mission, and possess significant problem solving abilities, creativity and initiative to resolve complex issues in a multi-sectoral regional university environment.

Applicants must ensure they are able to undertake the inherent responsibilities of the position and align to the key selection criteria as contained in the position description.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC).

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria in addition to a resume. To view the Position Description, please click here: Download File 850651.pdf

Further information is available from

Professor Wendy Cross, Dean, School of Health

Telephone: (03) 5122 6091


How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 1 August 2021.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Elizabeth Spark, our Diversity and Inclusion Partner.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Lisa Pickering, our Associate Director, Organisational Development and Performance.

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For almost 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, blended workforce options (work from home flexibility), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our leave and work-life balance web page.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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