Associate Lecturer / Lecturer (Academic Casual Conversion Program)

Curtin University of Technology
April 19, 2024
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Job Reference: 1197166 In collaboration with the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), Curtin University is pleased to invite applications as part of our Academic Casual Conversion Program (the Program') within the Curtin University Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (2022-2025).

About the Program This initiative underscores our commitment to fostering a supportive and dynamic academic community. The Program is designed to transition casual academics into ongoing roles, enhancing the stability and career progression opportunities for our valued sessional staff.

To be eligible to apply for this position under the program, applicants need to:

  • Have been engaged by Curtin as a casual academic in the last two years
  • Be a teaching academic with experience teaching at least two terms in the last two years within higher education in Australia
  • Applications that are eligible under the program will be assessed on merit. Only if the position cannot be filled with an eligible candidate, will Curtin consider other applicants. About this Opportunity The School of Nursing is seeking to enhance its capacity and leadership through the appointment of 5 x Continuing Academics, two at the Associate (ALA) level and three at the Lecturer (ALB) level, who will undertake teaching and research. Applicants who hold a doctorate should apply as ALB (Lecturer), and those without a doctorate may apply as ALA (Associate Lecturer). You will need to be passionate about delivering high-quality, modern, innovative and competitive teaching and scholarship, and about how that teaching and scholarship informs quality education, and advocates for equity and excellence in Nursing, midwifery or oral health therapy education.

    We currently have the below opportunities available:

  • Associate Lecturer (Oral Health Therapy) - Full-Time Positions (2 Available): We are looking for dedicated teaching professionals with a specialisation in Oral Health Therapy to join our team. The successful candidates will be responsible for providing clinical teaching in our Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program, enhancing the learning experience of our students through practical and theoretical teaching methods.

  • Lecturer (Midwifery) - Full-Time Position (1 Available): We seek a Medicare-endorsed midwife with a PhD to fill this role. This role will see you teach specialised units within our Graduate Certificate in Midwifery Screening, Diagnostics, & Prescribing program. This is a unique opportunity for professionals passionate about imparting advanced knowledge and skills in midwifery.

  • Lecturer (Teaching and Research, Nursing) - Full-Time Position: This role is designed for an academic with a keen interest in bridging the gap between theory and practice in a clinical setting. The successful candidate will engage students in quality improvement initiatives relevant to their clinical environments and oversee coursework masters students in executing projects related to quality and safety. This position offers the chance to significantly impact students' practical skills and theoretical understanding within our Graduate Entry Master of Nursing (MG-NURSPR) and Master of Advanced Practice (MC-ADVPRC) programs.

  • Lecturer (Teaching and Research, Oral Health Therapy) - Full-Time Position: We are looking for a dedicated teaching and research academic with a PhD to join our oral health therapy team. The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching specialised units in our Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program, enhancing the learning experience of our students through innovative teaching methods.

  • Join us!

    (Please note that responses to the Selection Criteria should be 2 - 4 pages max)

    Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and a separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted within the Academic Role Statement or below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    Essential Criteria

  • For ALA a postgraduate qualification and significant clinical experience in the discipline of Oral Health Therapy is required.
  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline (ALB)
  • Proven high-level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective and collaborative approach to teaching and an up-to-date knowledge of contemporary schools.
  • Experience in curriculum development and unit/course coordination.
  • Experience in research and/or in the scholarship of learning and teaching (ALB – not essential if applying at level ALA).
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students, staff and the educational community with cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • To view a copy of the Academic Role Statements, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser:

    Associate Lecturer: https: // Lecturer: https: // Lecturer (T&R): https: //

    About the School of Nursing

    The School of Nursing at Curtin University is the longest established school of nursing in the Australian university sector. From the time it opened 50 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 delivers undergraduate courses in nursing, oral health therapy and paramedicine; and specialist postgraduate courses in areas ranging from diabetes and critical care, to child health and midwifery.

    For more information about our School, please visit https: // www. school-of-nursing/

    Why Choose Curtin? Curtin University is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant Bentley campus includes a gym, childcare, medical centre, art gallery, hotel, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, accessible parking, and excellent public transport connections.

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
  • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
  • Recognition for Prior Service : Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness : Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin's wellbeing locations at https: //
  • For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Applications close: Friday 19 April 2024, 5PM AWST

    Salary Scales Link For Academics: https: //

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation, and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Curtin Careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3, 1) or [email protected]

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