Professor of Nursing

  • University of Canberra
  • Canberra, Australia
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

  • Lead and foster excellence in teaching, research & professional engagement
  • Attractive salary at the Academic Level E $189,404pa + 17% super
  • Full-time, ongoing opportunity

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The University partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC's place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia's capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The university's continued success has resulted in UC being recognised as number one in the world for our activities aimed at reducing inequalities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings (2021), and as Australia's fastest rising university and one of the fastest rising in the world in the most recent QS Rankings, 2021.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving academic community and pursue scholarly advances in nursing in one of the Times Higher Education Top 20 Young Universities of the World and top 150 Nursing schools in the world.  Life in Canberra is excellent, with Canberra being ranked "Australia's best place to live" for the last three years by the REA Group Life in Australia Index.

This is your opportunity to build on your remarkable career as a proven senior academic leader where you will lead and deliver on the vision for the nursing program in our highly successful and growing discipline. A key feature of this opportunity is the close relationship with the ACT Health Directorate and your opportunity to collaborate and partner and represent the faculty both internally and externally.

To be successful in this opportunity, you will be an experienced academic leader, specialising in nursing, with a track record in innovative curriculum development and delivery and a strong scholarly record of achievement, demonstrated achievements in research and you will actively engage and contribute to faculty and university strategic planning.

To apply you must hold a PhD in Nursing (or a related field) and should have or be eligible for unconditional registration as a Nurse with AHPRA.

Please note the appointee to this role may serve a 3-5 year term in a senior leadership role in the school or faculty.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

In 2021 UC met a Strategic Plan (2018-2022) goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access. We continue our focus on delivering the priorities in the UC Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (2021-2024) to ensure that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this position your application must include your CV demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities and key responsibilities outlined in the Position Description.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

If you would like to discuss how your skills and experience could translate into these opportunities as well as the benefits we can offer please contact Dr Sally Muggleton, Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery & Public Health, or call 0438 860 874.

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: Sunday 10th October at 11:55pm

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