First listed on: 01 September 2017

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

UTS: Health offers innovative, practice-based education and high impact research that focuses in improving health outcomes in both local and global communities.  Our learning and teaching is shaped on our unique UTS Model of Learning framework, which encourages a collaborative and globally relevant learning approach and development of graduate attributes.

The Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced academic leader to join our Midwifery teaching, learning and research team in this leadership position.

About the Role

As an academic leader in Midwifery, you will be responsible for providing leadership in innovative subject and course development and teaching delivery.  You will teach in undergraduate and postgraduate programs and participate in and provide leadership in Faculty meetings, academic interest group meetings, student activities, and committees and sub-committees.  The role also offers the opportunity to undertake research as well as provide research leadership to staff of the Faculty, and assist colleagues to enhance their research skills and increase their own research output.

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Demonstrated of knowledge of, and experience in contemporary midwifery practice and registration, or eligibility to register,  as a Midwife in Australia 
  • A PhD in midwifery or related discipline and extensive research leadership experience in midwifery

  • An established research record in midwifery including a significant number of peer-reviewed publications and grants

  • An understanding and currency in midwifery knowledge and professional positioning of the discipline nationally and internationally

  • Proven ability to develop and lead research teams and to obtain external grants for research, coordinate research projects and publish in high quality journals

  • Evidence of high quality teaching and supervision with extensive experience at undergraduate, postgraduate (coursework and research) levels

  • Successful development and teaching of innovative subjects and courses in midwifery.

In the QS World University Rankings 2017 UTS Nursing and Midwifery were ranked number one in Australia and number 4 in the world for educating nurses and midwives.
For more information about this opportunity please download the Position Statement and the Candidate Information Pack from the UTS website.


Base Salary Range:  $146,412 to $155,915 pa (Level D)
                                            $182,053 pa (Level E)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC99238, please review the Candidate Information Pack, Position Description and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.  Assistance with registering and making your application is available on our Jobs at UTS webpage.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC99238.

More information may be found in the Candidate Information pack. Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor Caroline Homer – Professor of Midwifery, at   or +61 29514 4886.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Recruitment Team at  or 02 9514 1080

Closing Date:   Monday 2nd October 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.
Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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