Associate Professor/Professor (Mental Health Nursing)

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    University of Southern Queensland
    West Street, Toowoomba, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    Phone: 0746312663
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Toowoomba, QLD 




$171,016 to $219,295 per year

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Academic: Associate Professor, Professor

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Joint Appointment between – USQ School of Nursing and Midwifery and Darling Downs Hospital and Health Services

The University of Southern Queensland and Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service are seeking an experienced, innovative, and driven Mental Health nursing professional in the role of Associate Professor/Professor to join the based at our Toowoomba campus. In this role you will be empowered to lead the outcomes associated with future development of mental health nursing practioners through the delivery of a sustainable contribution underpinned by effective teaching and research programs and practices.

About our partnership
The Division of Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs, Darling Downs Hospital (DHH) and Health Service provides specialist services to a large regional and rural area across Southern Queensland.

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a regional teaching and research institution committed to developing world-class programs of research, industry-relevant programs, work-ready graduates and driving economic and social development.

With a reputation for outstanding professional education, the School of Nursing and Midwifery looks to ensure first rate education and research opportunities for all students and professionals in partnership with community alignment. Our programs are practice-focused and fully accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. To find out more about USQ’s visit School of Nursing and Midwifery .

Key accountabilities
This position provides an outstanding opportunity to establish and promote a collaborative research partnership, in a post graduate education pathway underpinned by multidisciplinary environment including:
  • The realization of social and economic benefits which advance the research image and reputation of USQ and DDH at a national and international level that translate to research income.
  • Lead, mentor and empower research teams across sophisticated research projects
  • Provide leadership and engagement opportunities to USQ and DDH employees in community affairs, particularly those related to Mental Health Nursing, in professional, commercial and industrial sectors
About you
We are particularly interested in your experiences related to an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishment, research and engagement. To truly succeed in this role, you will be recognised as a leading authority in Mental Health Nursing and possess the following:
  • Current Nurse registration with, or eligible for, registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • A distinguished research track record, including high-quality publications, external funding or other relevant applied research outcomes
  • Validated capability in leading, coaching and mentoring of others in developing constructive and effective work teams
  • Demonstrated experience in driving and delivering engaged and reflective approaches to teaching that produce the best possible outcomes for students
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills that foster and reflect effective and collaborative relationships
 For further information on this role, please contact Professor Christine Neville, Head of School (Nursing and Midwifery) on +61 7 4631 2005 or email  [email protected] for a confidential discussion.

About Toowoomba
Toowoomba is Australia’s second largest inland city with a regional population of approximately 170,000 and projected growth of some 40% by 2032. Toowoomba thrives on its eclectic mix of casual and metropolitan cafés providing award-winning fine dining, shopping opportunities and theatre offerings. The city offers comprehensive private and state educational options, an extensive health support network and excellent recreational facilities, all within a short drive to Brisbane. There has never been a more exciting time to live, work and play in the region.

What we offer
The University offers a range of different ways of working and connecting across our physical and virtual spaces to meet the needs of our students, partners and community. We value diversity and aim to foster an inclusive environment that is underpinned by our values and champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from all diversity groups.

In the context of COVID-19, the University is required to comply with various health directions issued from time to time by the Chief Health Officer and the  COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in a high-risk setting Direction’ applies to this role. Accordingly, you must be able to provide evidence that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Any job offer would be subject to the supply of evidence related to the mandatory vaccination requirements in addition to other required employment screening.

Reference Number : 0029_02/22

Term : Full-time fixed-term appointment until 20 December 2024

Salary : One appointment will be made at Level D or Level E, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Level D: Total remuneration range $171,016 to $188,052 pa (includes salary range of $144,500 to $158,895 pa, employer superannuation contributions up to 17% of salary and annual leave loading)

Level E: Total remuneration $219,295 pa (includes salary of $185,294 pa, employer superannuation contributions up to 17% of salary and annual leave loading)

Closes : 08 May 2022

At USQ we are united by our core values of Respect, Integrity and Excellence, which guide our daily actions and decision making.

We invite you to submit your resume/CV along with a two page statement outlining your motivation and suitability for the role. You can find out more about the role in the Position Description. Please apply at



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