• Make a difference to healthcare in regional, rural and remote communities.
  • 36.25 hour working week |excellent leave entitlements.
  • Based in Mackay where you can enjoy a career and lifestyle
  • ACAD level C: $125,527 – $144,104 + up to 17% superannuation

Creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally, and globally, James Cook University (JCU) is now looking to appoint a Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery.  This is a full-time continuing opportunity and is based in Mackay.

James Cook University (JCU) Nursing and Midwifery, working in partnership with communities, has a strong mandate to undertake nursing and midwifery teaching and research that makes a difference to the health and wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities.  A vibrant learning culture fosters highly skilled and knowledgeable graduates. With an emphasis on authentic learning, compassionate care, support to succeed and cultivation of curiosity, JCU Nursing and Midwifery students develop the confidence and experience to be valuable healthcare professionals.

Based at our state-of-the-art clinical teaching facilities in Mackay, you will contribute to developing, coordinating and delivering Nursing curriculum and provide innovative learning activities and assessments that facilitate engaged learning experiences for a diverse range of students. You will conduct face-to-face and online lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, seminars and clinical sessions, and will also play a major role in scholarship and research activities.

With a postgraduate qualification and current nursing registration in Division 1 with AHPRA, you can demonstrate leadership in learning, teaching and curriculum development with a flexible, blended and online approach. A demonstrated ability to identify and address issues unique to tropical, regional, remote, rural and Indigenous nursing education along with effective communication skills and a track record of research and publications are essential for success in this rewarding role.

At JCU we firmly believe that people are our most valuable asset.  Therefore, we strive to enhance and diversify the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of all our staff. We uphold our values and pursue our Strategic Intent in an environment that emphasizes respect, excellence, and a sustainable future for the people of the Tropics.

We offer:

  • generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • work and life balance with a 36.25 hour working week
  • five weeks annual recreation leave with cash-out annual leave and time in lieu options
  • 15 days personal leave per year
  • up to 12 months paid parental leave
  • individual Flexibility Arrangements
  • fitness Passport
  • employee Assistance Program
  • access to online media subscriptions
  • corporate discount on health insurance
  • relocation and accommodation assistance may be negotiated.


If you are a passionate academic interested in contributing to this valuable area of our University, please visit the Careers at JCU website – vacancy reference 18939

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Dr Marie McAuliffe on (07) 4781 5445 or via email marie.mcauliffe1@jcu.edu.au

James Cook University encourages people from all backgrounds who meet role requirements to apply.  We value and celebrate the diversity of our community, and are committed to ensuring our community, and are committed to ensuring our learning and working environment is safe and welcoming.


Tagged as: midwifery, nursing

Closing Date for Applications: 16 June 2024