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Lecturer, Nursing

Apply now Job no: 533093
Work type: Full-time, Part-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Health

  • Based at our Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Full time or part time for 2 years
  • Level B $104,619 - $123,739 + 17% Superannuation or Level C  $127,561 - $146,683 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The Lecturer in Nursing is required to teach, conduct research, engage in practice-based activities where relevant, publish and attract research funding in the area of Nursing and other areas. The appointee will promote NIKERI Institute and establish and maintain links and partnerships with the academic, industry, professional communities, and national Indigenous Communities. The appointee will make an independent contribution to NIKERI Institute and Faculty’s undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, research, program development, and relevant service activities. The appointee will liaise with students at all levels.

The appointee will be part of a team that teaches the Institute’s Indigenous Australian students in a culturally inclusive way that recognises the primacy of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. As a part of the Institute’s team the appointee will be required to undertake a variety of tasks to develop the students’ scholarship, research, and professional practice. Staff within NIKERI Institute report through the Director, to the Executive Dean, Arts and Education.

Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Education and Employability

  • Maintain deep discipline knowledge which is applied to complement unit design
  • Collaborate with teaching teams to develop effective unit curricula and learning resources
  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery
  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Monitor and adapts assessment practices to improve learning outcomes
  • Assist in applying industry, clinical and/or research practice into student learning experiences and resources
  • Support diverse learners by designing accessible and inclusive material and practices
  • Provide academic support to students within units and guide students to appropriate support services where appropriate
  •  Support the development of junior colleagues
  • Contribute effectively to culture of educational excellence and engages collaboratively with peers
  • Complete Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching
  • Contribute to discipline-based educational or pedagogy research projects
  • Demonstrate emerging reputation in teaching scholarship and pedagogical research
  • Assist in integrating new pedagogical research across all aspects of education

Research and Innovation

  • Engage collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s) and the community
  • Support seeking funding for research and creative activities
  • Build national reputation, based on growing, focused body of work recognised for quality, excellence and impact
  • Support and may lead in applications for external competitive and other funding, and demonstrates sustained efforts
  • Build track record of timely delivery of outcomes for industry partners

University Citizenship and Engagement

  • Assist the implementation of local citizenship activities and contribute to effectiveness as influencer
  • Contribute to the implementation of specific aspects of University’s strategic agenda
  • Assist the implementation of community engagement activities
  • Contribute to the implementation of University’s community engagement agenda


Key selection criteria for this role:

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered nurse
  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous people in contemporary Australian society and the diversity of circumstances of First Nations Peoples
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively, including the requirement for proper negotiation and consultation with Indigenous Peoples on matters relevant to the delivery of education services to Indigenous people
  • Ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research and teaching
  • Capacity to contribute to leadership of teaching, research and/or administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Lecturer Nursing (Level B).pdf

Download File PD - Senior Lecturer Nursing (Level C).pdf

Applications for this position close on 5 February 2023.

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Evidence of immunisation status
  • Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Jamie Wheelahan, acting BN Coordinator, NIKERI Institute via jamie.wheelahan@deakin.edu.au.


Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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