Associate Professor in Midwifery
Newcastle University


Associate Professor in Midwifery (4494)


Job summary:  Join a teaching team that is led by award winning academics who are all specialists in the midwifery field of practice

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Priority role for Indigenous candidates
  • Assume the portfolio of Head of Discipline - Midwifery


SEEK x 6 posts


SEEK Categories:  Education & Training | Tertiary Education AND Healthcare and Medical | Clinical/Medical Research


SEEK Locations: Newcastle, Gosford & Sydney


Look to the future 

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability. 

Ranked in the top 50 in the world by the QS World University Rankings by subject, 2019, the School of Nursing and Midwifery is a comprehensive research and teaching school, with an innovative approach to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

We deliver an exceptional student experience, preparing graduates for life in an increasingly interconnected society.


Be challenged and imagine with us 

The teaching team within the School of Nursing and Midwifery is led by award winning academics who are all specialists in their fields of practice. Our academics are committed to teaching and learning strategies which develop and enhance nursing knowledge, and the full range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed by nurses and midwives to function as effective practitioners.

The School enjoys a close collaboration with local area health services in providing clinical learning experiences for students, in the provision of graduate programs and in the conduct of clinical research. We strive to prepare and develop nurses to function in a wide range of clinical settings, health facilities and rehabilitation services.

In this role, you will promote and foster a collaborative, dynamic, productive and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, publication outputs, and research higher degree graduates. The promotion of excellence in teaching and learning through appropriate curriculum development and delivery is also a key requirement of this role as is:

  • Providing leadership applying original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the advancement of scholarship
  • Contributing to the recognition and accreditation of Programs, whether by internal or external processes at undergraduate, honours, and post-graduate course work levels.
  • Attracting external research income through partnerships with industry and governments.


This full-time ongoing position will be located either at the Callaghan Campus or Central Coast, with an expectation to work across the Callaghan and Ourimbah (transitioning to Central Coast in mid-2021, subject to ANMAC approval) campuses as well as online.

How will you inspire us?  

Applying a professional approach to your work, you will be sure to keep abreast of current midwifery research, as well as changes to industry standards. You will have high-level problem-solving skills along with the ability to utilise academic judgement to make decisions while focusing on contributing to a culture of innovation and a positive experience for students.

For additional information on the position contact Professor Amanda Johnson, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery on 02 4921 7873 or


For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit  


Closing date:  Thursday, 25 February 2021


Why commit to us? 


The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021and a Top 10 University in Australia. 


The remuneration for this position is from $149,267 FTE + 17% superannuation.  


From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at  


We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.  


Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us: 


Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:


  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).


As part of the University's commitment to increasing Indigenous employment within its workforce, this role is a targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position. The University holds an exemption under Section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) in relation to its targeted recruiting programs. Please note that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous candidates can apply, however priority will be given to Indigenous candidates who can demonstrate their Indigenous heritage by way of providing their Confirmation of Aboriginality with the completed application and successfully meet the selection criteria.


Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.  


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