Senior Lecturer, Community Child and Adolescent Health Nursing at CURTIN UNIVERSITY

  • $125,937 – $144,971 (ANS) plus 17% superannuation
  • Permanent position – full-time position
  • Teaching and research role

Position reference: 883317

About Us

Curtin’s School of Nursing is the oldest established nursing school in the Australian university sector. Since its opening 47 years ago, the school has been a key part of the University’s drive to be a leader in health sciences education and research. The school offers a range of undergraduate courses in nursing, oral health therapy and paramedicine; and specialized postgraduate courses in areas ranging from diabetes and critical care to child health and midwifery.

the Child and Youth Health Service (CAHS) is proud to be the leading provider of children’s healthcare services in Western Australia, as the only health service in the state dedicated to infants, children and young people. CAHS is made up of four service areas: neonatology, community health, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH). Comprised of more than 5,500 employees, our services are offered at PCH and King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), as well as through a network of more than 160 community clinics across the metropolitan area.

In this role, you will

In this specialist role, you will be responsible for leading, promoting, translating and implementing nursing research to support priorities and strategic imperatives in CAHS Community Health. This position will inform and support the evidence-based community health nursing practice offered to infants, children, adolescents and families in this health setting. The successful candidate will ideally have a keen interest in the interface between community health nursing and the social determinants of health; population health; and primary care, health promotion and prevention in children and adolescents.

  • To provide high quality and innovative education to undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of modes and levels.
  • Arrange tutorials, hands-on classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field trips, clinical sessions, and/or studio sessions, as appropriate, that stimulate and promote student learning.
  • Act as course coordinator.
  • Supervise higher level research students
  • Conduct impactful and translational national and international research
  • Develop a coherent research program in collaboration with the Child and Youth Health Service (CAHS)
  • Provide leadership and build research capacity, in a range of projects with Child and Youth Health Service (CAHS)
  • Actively seek out and act as co-investigator or lead investigator in applications for competitive research grants and/or fellowships.
  • Disseminate and publish research results in journals, seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Be involved in and lead research groups and committees both at Curtin and the Child and Youth Health Service (CAHS)

Why choose Courtin?

  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the higher education sector, being one of the first universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP – the highest level of the workplace RAP framework. of Reconciliation Australia.
  • The University was recently named one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

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We are looking for someone with

  • A doctoral degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Proven high level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching.
  • Significant contribution to scholarship in teaching and experience in curriculum development and unit/course coordination.
  • An established record of research output/creative work in high quality academic journals/outlets compatible with the discipline.
  • Evidence of an established national reputation and growing international profile and history of obtaining research income, including nationally competitive research grants and/or fellowships.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to lead significant curriculum and/or research initiatives, provide mentorship to less experienced staff, and supervise HDR students.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive work environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and laws in the day-to-day performance of the duties of this position.

Work requirements

  • Prior to appointment, the recommended candidate(s) will be required to have an up-to-date criminal record check in accordance with the University’s National Police Certificate Assessment Procedures.

COVID 19 – Vaccination policy

Applicants should note that Curtin University has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedures which covers all staff, students, campuses and activities, effective February 21, 2022.

If you are invited to attend the next stage of assessments, you may be required to provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status, including your booster if eligible (or a waiver formally granted) upon arrival, and if on offers you a position with Curtin, you will be required to provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination or exemption status before you begin work.

Next steps

Please apply online with a cover letter meeting the specific selection criteria and a CV to enable us to assess your suitability for the position.

Closing of applications: 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Contact details

If you have any questions regarding the requirements of this role, please contact:

Tracey Moroney – Head of School, Curtin School of Nursing on [email protected]

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive, harassment-free environment in which all students, staff, and community feel respected, valued, and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, women and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disabilities to participate fully. to our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have been recognized in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Became one of the first universities to receive accreditation for a High Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze accreditation (2018-2022).
  • Voted 16th best place to work for new dads in Australia (HBF – Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).


Curtin reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to book appointments or to nominate by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement before the date indicated on the advertisement.

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