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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Apply now Job no: 546420
Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Education

  • Based at our Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Full-time, 2 years fixed term (position to start mid-January 2024)
  • Level B $108,804 - 128,689 or Level C $132,664 – 152,551 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin campuses sit on Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri, and Eastern Maar Countries, and the University acknowledges, values and deeply respects its connection with the Traditional Custodians and Elders past and present of these lands and waterways. Deakin is the most popular university destination in Victoria for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and has a rich history of supporting the ambitions of First Nations students, including through the NIKERI Institute (formerly the Institute of Koorie Education).   

Situated on Wadawurrung Country at the Waurn Ponds campus, the NIKERI Institute provides an alternate pathway for First Nations students to enter university. We are seeking a First Nations person to lead, manage and contribute to enhancing a positive, holistic and relational context for NIKERI students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing course. The successful applicant will also promote and progress our strategic direction.

The appointee will make an independent contribution to the Institute’s teaching and program development and provide mixed delivery of online and on-Country teaching intensives in a culturally inclusive way that recognises the primacy of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The person will be expected to liaise with students at all levels interact with other staff within the School and the Faculty, their peers from other universities, both nationally and internationally and with local community, professional and industry organisations.

In line with special measure provisions in Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act (2010) the University will only accept applications from people who identify as Australian Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

Education and Employability

  • Maintain deep discipline knowledge which is applied to inform unit design
  • Adopt new innovation in curriculum design at the unit level
  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery
  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Lead unit teaching teams and works collaboratively with other unit teaching teams in the course for the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM)
  • Contribute to review of units and courses and implements refinements with the SoNM
  • Implement creative teaching practices to improve student success and engagement
  • Provide clear assessment criteria and timely feedback to learners to demonstrate learning outcomes
  • Monitor and adapts assessment practices to improve learning outcomes
  • Assist in applying industry, clinical and/or research practice into student learning experiences and resources
  • Provide academic support to students within units
  • 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

Research and Innovation

  • Initiate, designs and conducts and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s) and the community
  • Ensure impact of academic activity in the field 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

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse.
  •  Degree with Honours or Degree in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and Health (nursing) and willingness to enrol in Masters or PhD to be Australian Qualification Framework compliant.
  • Experience of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design.
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research funding.
  • At least one year academic employment in an Australian university (preferred) and/or extensive experience in Higher Education or Health.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated excellent administration and digital literacy skills
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures and an understanding of contemporary issues.
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively, including the requirement for culturally appropriate ways in which to negotiate, consult and teach Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ on matters relevant to the delivery of education and health services.
  • Willingness to contribute to community engagement for teaching and research.

For a copy of the position description, please see below Level B and C:

Download File PD - Level B Lecturer Nursing in NIKERI- 546420.pdf  Download File PD - Level C Senior Lecturer Nursing NIKERI - 546420.pdf

Applications for this position close on Sunday the 3rd of December, 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.


  • The University will only accept applications from people who identify as Australian Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander. 
  • Infrequent work outside business hours may be required. 
  • Face to face teaching is required during intensive periods and possible visits for placements. 
  • Current 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 Jodie Satour (Associate Director of Teaching and Learning & Senior Lecturer in Social Work) via email j.satour@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.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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