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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Nursing, Rural and Remote Health

Other Health Care

Posted: 29 Apr 2024

Location: Emerald QLD

Provide scholarly leadership in Nursing, rural and remote health and workforce, making a significant contribution to teaching, research and community engagement across the regions of rural and remote Queensland.

  • Make a dif­fer­ence through excel­lence in nurs­ing, remote & rur­al health
  • Encour­age rur­al and remote stu­dent participation 
  • Devel­op our future nurs­ing workforce
  • Amaz­ing chance to expe­ri­ence the Cen­tral QLD Highlands 
  • Full-time, fixed term to 31 Decem­ber 2025
  • $103,238 — $144,104 + 17% superannuation 

We offer an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a Lec­tur­er / Senior Lec­tur­er in Nurs­ing Rur­al & Remote Health to join our world-lead­ing insti­tu­tion at James Cook Uni­ver­si­ty (JCU). A full-time, fixed term appoint­ment to 31 Dec 2025, this posi­tion is based in Emerald


The Lec­tur­er / Senior Lec­tur­er Nurs­ing, Rur­al and Remote Health works close­ly with the Direc­tor and the CQCRRH lead­er­ship team to devel­op a suc­cess­ful nurs­ing, rur­al and remote health work­force pipeline and improve access, par­tic­i­pa­tion, and suc­cess for rur­al and remote stu­dents in health-relat­ed careers and pro­vides exper­tise in rur­al and remote health and nurs­ing knowl­edge. An inte­gral part of the role will be to estab­lish a local node of the JCU nurs­ing pro­gram, includ­ing increas­ing stu­dent par­tic­i­pa­tion and facil­i­tat­ing the uptake of the path­way pro­grams with­in the region whilst also play­ing a key role in the inter­pro­fes­sion­al edu­ca­tion pro­gram for stu­dents on placement. 


With a post­grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tion and cur­rent nurs­ing reg­is­tra­tion in Divi­sion 1 with AHPRA, you will have a Mas­ters qual­i­fi­ca­tion, or be work­ing towards, a rel­e­vant doc­tor­al qual­i­fi­ca­tion and schol­ar­ly out­puts in rela­tion to nurs­ing, remote, rur­al and indige­nous health and work­force or edu­ca­tion. You can demon­strate expe­ri­ence in remote com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment and col­lab­o­ra­tion with health ser­vices and pro­fes­sion­al organ­i­sa­tions such as CRANA Plus, Aus­tralian Col­lege of Nurs­ing, IAHA and CATSI­NAM, ACCHOs and region­al hos­pi­tal and health ser­vices and pri­ma­ry care. You will have a flex­i­ble and con­struc­tive approach to work design and pro­ce­dures and an abil­i­ty to con­duct col­lab­o­ra­tive, mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary and inter­pro­fes­sion­al pro­grams and research with­in diverse and dis­persed teams and will get sat­is­fac­tion in con­tribut­ing to our mis­sion to improve the health of remote, rur­al, and indige­nous populations. 


The JCU Cen­tral Queens­land Cen­tre for Rur­al and Remote Health (JCU CQCRRH) is part of a nation­al net­work of fed­er­al­ly fund­ed Uni­ver­si­ty Depart­ments of Rur­al Health with a mis­sion to lead excel­lence in, rur­al, remote and Indige­nous Health and workforce. 

The Cen­tre col­lab­o­rates close­ly with Indige­nous Allied Health Aus­tralia, Con­gress of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Nurs­es and Mid­wives, CRANA Plus and Ser­vices for Rur­al and Remote Allied Health, Uni­ver­si­ties, oth­er UDRHs as well as health ser­vices, com­mu­ni­ty organ­i­sa­tions and local government. 

The eco­nom­ic heart of Cen­tral High­lands, Emer­ald is a thriv­ing rur­al health, edu­ca­tion ser­vices and busi­ness hub for the region with a range of schools, a large num­ber of farm machin­ery sales and ser­vice out­lets, a huge irri­ga­tion dam and an air­port. Estab­lished on West­ern Kan­gaulu coun­try in 1879 as the base for the rail­way line, it has slow­ly grown to be the major region­al cen­tre of the Cen­tral High­lands and the gate­way to the Cen­tral West­ern dis­trict. Beef, agri­cul­ture, min­ing, health, tourism and hor­ti­cul­ture are the pre­dom­i­nant indus­tries of the region. The town has a young pop­u­la­tion with a num­ber of thriv­ing schools. Emer­ald is locat­ed 270 km west of Rock­hamp­ton and 878 km north­west of Bris­bane via Rockhampton.


JCU offers a cul­tur­al­ly diverse work­ing envi­ron­ment with oppor­tu­ni­ties for pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al growth as well as diverse career oppor­tu­ni­ties. JCU prides itself on being ded­i­cat­ed to teach­ing, learn­ing and research that is not only of high qual­i­ty, but also deliv­ers prac­ti­cal ben­e­fits to the peo­ples and indus­tries of the region.

We sup­port our peo­ple through the pro­vi­sion of:

  • gen­er­ous super­an­nu­a­tion scheme with up to 17% employ­er contributions
  • attrac­tive options for salary packaging
  • five weeks annu­al recre­ation leave with cash-out annu­al leave and time in lieu options
  • relo­ca­tion and accom­mo­da­tion assis­tance provided
  • access to online media subscriptions
  • cor­po­rate dis­count on health insurance
  • Employ­ee Assis­tance Program 
  • oppor­tu­ni­ties for pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al growth 


Please apply by vis­it­ing the careers at JCU web­site and apply­ing for vacan­cy ref­er­ence – 18849

If you would like to have a con­fi­den­tial dis­cus­sion, please con­tact: Pro­fes­sor Sabi­na Knight (Direc­tor) on 0417 823 933 or via email sabina.​knight@​jcu.​edu.​au