Provide high-quality, student-centric contemporary teaching, curriculum design, and research in Nursing and Midwifery subjects at James Cook University (JCU).

  • Ongoing professional and career development support
  • Five weeks annual leave | cash out annual leave | time in lieu options
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst achieving your career goals
  • Academic Level D: $142,460 – $156,540 + 17% superannuation contributions.


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 an Associate Professor, Nursing and Midwifery.  This is a full-time continuing opportunity and is based at the JCU Townsville Bebegu-Yumba campus in Douglas.



Based at our state-of-the-art clinical teaching facilities in Townsville you will take a leadership role in the development, coordination and delivery of Nursing and Midwifery curriculum, providing innovative learning and teaching design that facilitates engaged learning experiences for a diverse range of students. You will be expected to play a significant role in scholarship, research, and/or professional activities. Additionally, you will provide mentorship to learning and teaching teams, manage projects, and contribute to fostering a robust and ambitious learning and teaching culture within Nursing and Midwifery.



With a postgraduate qualification and current registration as a Nurse (Division 1) and/or midwife with AHPRA, you  demonstrate leadership in teaching with evidence of experience in learning, teaching, and curriculum development with innovative experience in flexible blended and online approaches.  You will also have a record of research publication, relative to opportunity, with appropriate evidence of quality and impact, and can demonstrate success in obtaining research funding from grants/contracts/consultancies.  You must also possess strong management, leadership, research, and negotiation skills.


James Cook University (JCU) Nursing and Midwifery is a leader in regional, rural and tropical healthcare sciences. 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.



At JCU we firmly believe that people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff. We live by our values and deliver against our Strategic Intent in an environment that values respect, excellence and delivering 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
  • Individual Flexibility Arrangements
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • access to online media subscriptions
  • corporate discount on health insurance
  • on-site facilities including medical, cafes, childcare and gymnasium (Townsville only)
  • 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 18953

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Professor Pauline Calleja on (07) 4781 6790 or via email pauline.calleja@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: nursing; midwifery; education

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight, 30 June 2024