• 5th Sep 2022

Job opportunity: Academic Sessional Staff, ACU

Campus Location: Canberra, Blacktown, North Sydney Functional Unit: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (NSW/ACT) Work Type: Sessional

Expressions of interest sought for Sessional Academic Staff in Nursing and Paramedicine Multiple casual/sessional positions available Located at Canberra, Blacktown or North Sydney campus (please specify your preferred campus in application)

About ACU:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses - Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

About the Faculty of Health Sciences:

The Faculty of Health Sciences comprises three schools: Allied Health; Behavioural and Health Sciences; Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. There are currently approximately 14,000 students (EFTSL) and 530 (FTE) staff in the faculty under the disciplines: occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, exercise science, exercise physiology, nutrition science, biomedical science, nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychology and public health. The Faculty is represented across seven ACU campuses. The Faculty's current research priorities focus on Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolism, Health Services Research, Nutrition, Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, Psychology and Mental Health. An expanding portfolio of postgraduate courses is also available in coursework and research. Many postgraduate courses within the Faculty have been developed in conjunction with industries in order to meet specific needs of the professions and industry. Some postgraduate units are offered in flexible learning mode by online study. All students have professional and clinical experience that is supervised by specially qualified practitioners. Catholic hospitals and other public, private and specialty organisations, as well as schools and the health and sports industry, are involved with preparing for promoting and offering this valued and essential experience. The goals of the Faculty are closely linked to and emanate from the Mission of the University. The areas of achievement by the Faculty include the key areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community engagement in addition to specific objectives regarding internationalisation, quality and resource management. It has well-established procedures for evaluating performance and ensuring quality which involve students and representatives of the various statutory registration authorities and professional organisations, as well as recent graduates and employers. Further information about the Faculty can be found at: https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/faculties-directorates-and-staff/faculty-of-health-sciences

About the National School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine:

The National School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine formed in 2012 from the amalgamation of ACU's state-based Schools. It has the largest intake of nursing, midwifery and paramedicine students in Australia. The National School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine comprises a team of highly motivated and dedicated academic and professional staff who have built a strong teaching and learning environment as evidenced by student demand, entry levels and student course evaluation over several years. The School is located on six campuses: Brisbane, Blacktown, North Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Ballarat. Further information about the School can be found at: http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/health_sciences/school_of_nursing_midwifery_and_paramedicine


  • Deliver high quality teaching, including the use of e-learning technologies
  • Respond to Lecturer-in-Charge requests and communications in a timely manner
  • Maintain professional approach by timely attendance at class and timely return of marking.

You will need to have:

Bachelors degree in the discipline and a university qualification higher than the one to be taught Current registration with AHPRA in the discipline Evidence of high-quality teaching experience either in the workplace or as a casual academic The ability to manage a range of educational and administrative technologies and processes Be Responsible and Accountable for Achieving Excellence: Take personal accountability for achieving the highest quality outcomes through understanding the ACU context, self-reflection, and aspiring to and striving for excellence Applicants should demonstrate awareness of the University's Mission and Catholic ethos and demonstrate an understanding of how this role serves the Mission Applicants should demonstrate commitment to cultural diversity and ethical practice principles and demonstrate knowledge of equal employment opportunity and workplace health and safety, appropriate to the level of the appointment. The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

Submissions close 30 September.

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