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Senior Lecturer Or Associate Professor - Mental Health Nursing

RMIT University - Bundoora, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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  • Full-time, on-going opportunity based at RMIT Bundoora but may be required to work and/or be based at another campus of the University
  • Opportunity for an experienced Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Mental Health Nursing to contribute to the teaching and learning efforts of the School of Health & Biomedical Sciences
  • The appointee will play a pivotal role in leading and fostering the teaching and research efforts of the School of Health & Biomedical Sciences, in the discipline of Nursing
  • Report directly to the Associate Dean, Applied Health Cluster
  • Remuneration for Senior Lecturer (Nursing) at Academic Level C ($120,657 -$139,129) + 17% superannuation
  • Remuneration for Associate Professor (Nursing) at Academic Level D ($145,286 - $160,059) + 17% superannuation

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

Further information on STEM College in this link.

School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, we undertake teaching and research across ten disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Osteopathy, Pharmacy and Psychology. Many of our programs include Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of student learning, both through placements in partner industries and through the University’s student led Health Sciences Clinic located at Bundoora.

More information on School of Health and Biomedical Sciences in this link.

About You and the Role

As a Senior Lecturer in Nursing, you will independently contribute to the efficient delivery of lectures, and programs through forward-thinking, sustainable and engaging course materials and high-quality curriculum for students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Mental Health Nursing. Additionally, you will be expected to perform and deliver high-impact research/scholarly activities both independently and as a member of the team, including publishing research outcomes as lead or co-author in highly ranked journals, conferences and forums, submitting and actively identifying appropriate research grants & funding, involvement in collaborative projects and supervision of higher degree by research students. Lastly, you will maintain and develop relationships with relevant departments of the university and other institutions and connect actively with industry, commerce and government as well as participate in the on-going process improvement within this discipline and across the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences through your contribution in program management of a large award program or a number of smaller award programs.

As an Associate Professor in Mental Health Nursing, you will be responsible in leading the advancement of teaching in the discipline including initiating program improvements, improving academic standards, leading assessment design, conduct and moderation as well as contributing actively in research through building a successful research team delivering high impact publications and obtaining competitive research grants. In this role, you will deliver best of class teaching, research and/or scholarship activities of an organisational unit, or interdisciplinary area. You will be expected to contribute significantly to the governance and collegial life inside and outside of the University.


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.
  • Evidence of a Post Graduate Qualification in Mental Health Nursing.


  • For appointment at Senior Lecturer Level C, you will have proven teaching and research track record as well as experience in preparing high-quality curriculum and course materials at tertiary level for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs.
  • For appointment at Associate Professor Level D, you will have experience in leading and developing research teams & mentoring academic staff while ensuring impactful research and excellent teaching outcomes.
  • A substantial record of research outputs in high quality outputs such as journals, forums, conferences and/or books will be highly regarded.

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your experience and achievements by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required. For any enquiries regarding this role, please contact Associate Professor Karen Livesay ([email protected])

When submitting your application, you must indicate your preference as to which level you are applying for i.e. Senior Lecturer (Academic Level C) OR Associate Professor (Academic Level D) in your cover letter and in your responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

PD - 592021 - Senior Lecturer (Nursing).pdf

PD - 592021 - Associate Professor (Nursing).pdf

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at [email protected] telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Applications close Sunday 20th December 2020.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at [email protected]

LGBTI Jobs is Australia’s national job board dedicated to assisting Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Transexual graduates and jobseekers connect with organisations actively engaged in LGBTI inclusion initiatives.

Bundoora, VIC

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