Professor of Nursing | Chronic Illness

November 22, 2019
Melbourne, Australia


The University

Victoria University was established in 1990 and in the last decade has also become firmly established as a leader in translational education with partners in China, Malaysia and other countries, especially in Asia. Victoria University is a young, progressive university, ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide. Its emphasis on applied and translational research is enhanced by its location in the west of Melbourne – which has a diverse population, is a hub of industry and is experiencing rapid growth. Melbourne’s West is a hub for the aged care sector; it is also a home to a rapidly growing and very diverse and aging population with higher levels of socioeconomic disadvantage and chronic disease

The College of Health and Biomedicine offers a variety of health and allied health courses ranging from undergraduate degrees through to doctoral studies, with most programs offering a clinical learning experience in close association with key industry partners.


The Position

The overall purpose of the Professor of Nursing (Chronic Illness) position is to innovate and provide leadership in research and the scholarship of teaching and learning within the College of Health and Biomedicine, and to support the College Senior Leadership Team in developing the discipline of Nursing. The position sits within the Nursing and Midwifery program.

On commencing the position, the Professor of Nursing (Chronic Illness) will be expected to take on the role of Head of Nursing and Midwifery at Victoria University. The role will include active participation in decisions relating to resource development and budgetary allocations for courses offered within the discipline and oversight and coordination of all activities to ensure the development of the discipline. The Professor of Nursing (Chronic Illness) may be expected to represent the nursing team in external fora where detailed knowledge of the curriculum is required.


About You

The successful incumbent will have obtained recognition as an eminent authority in the discipline, will have achieved distinction at the national level and international level in a field relevant to Nursing, specifically around Chronic illness. They will provide leadership in developing the research and teaching profile of nursing at Victoria University both internally and externally with the nursing community by actively engaging with academics, governments, industry and development partners within Australia and internationally.

The successful incumbent will be someone with energy who is innovative, progressive and collaborative in the way they work. They will be an excellent communicator who collaborates well with others across the College and the University. The Professor of Nursing (Chronic Illness) will ensure the strength of nursing in the University by leading and mentoring nursing staff in the College of Health and Biomedicine.

The Professor of Nursing (Chronic Illness) will provide strong research leadership and mentorship of the nursing staff. They will be required to identify the strengths of nursing at Victoria University, and then work with the staff and research leaders in the University to shape and strengthen the research focus of nursing at Victoria University. The successful incumbent will personally seek external competitive grants, publish high quality research, and undertake postgraduate supervision.

For a confidential discussion and to request a Candidate Information Pack, including the position description and selection criteria, please contact Pam Lubrainschik on +612 8422 5306 or +61 452 295 088 or via email on 

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