Professor of Nursing and Chair of Discipline - Fisher Leadership
Lismore, Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast
Close Date: 11/10/2021
REF: SCUpcn0921
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Professor of Nursing and Chair of Discipline

Lismore, Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast
Close Date: 11/10/2021
REF: SCUpcn0921
  • Key member of Faculty’s executive leadership
  • Continuing appointment, with excellent benefits
  • Choice of beautiful, regional campus locations of Lismore, Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast, with relocation support available

About the role
The Faculty of Health provides an exciting and innovative learning environment and works with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements. The Faculty is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of client care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles and working with Indigenous colleagues to develop culturally appropriate models of care. The Faculty of Health offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including nursing, midwifery, biomedical science, social work and social welfare, clinical exercise physiology, diabetes education and management, naturopathic medicine, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, and sport and exercise science.
The Professor of Nursing is a continuing opportunity at Professorial level and includes an initial term as the Chair of Discipline Nursing, responsible for providing leadership to the nursing discipline and the delivery of innovative, learner-centred education that is cognisant of the highest professional standards and aims of the Bachelor of Nursing curriculum.
Based within the successful and fast-growing Faculty of Health, the Professor of Nursing will work with a team of outstanding researchers, teachers and support staff. Working collaboratively with colleagues from within the Faculty, broader University, industry leaders and external stakeholders, the role will lead the ongoing success of the nursing program and research outcomes.
The successful candidate may nominate their preferred location from one of three campus locations: Gold Coast; Lismore and Coffs Harbour.
About you
We are seeking candidates with an established successful track record in academic leadership in nursing.
Applicants should demonstrate a genuine passion for enhancing student outcomes and building capabilities of an academic team. With a substantial track record of excellence in academia, you will be an energetic and passionate advocate for innovation in teaching and also possess the ability to lead through change. You will be a highly-engaged, innovative and inspiring academic, committed to reflective teaching practice, enhancing the student learning experience and graduate outcomes, and building research capability.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be dedicated to working collegially and effectively across a multi-disciplinary team. Your strong links within the discipline will enable the effectively collaboration with internal and external colleagues on research activities.
Applicants should have an established national or international research profile commensurate with the level of appointment.
The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.
About the University
Southern Cross University is powered by passion to deliver the best learning, teaching and research possible. Our graduates stride a global stage with confidence as proud alumni. Working at Southern Cross combines a rare privilege of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. Independent benchmarks place Southern Cross at the forefront of its key research areas, student experience and graduate salaries, largely due to the tireless collaboration to create something special across our communities of the Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and online.
Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.
Applicant information
Positions are open to Australian and international applicants.
Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ+.
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To apply
Please click on ‘Apply online’, using reference SCUpcn0921 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, Managing Partner, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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