Associate Professor / Professor of Midwifery

Ref: 3880

University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Sophia Ha

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 14/01/2019

Associate Professor / Professor of Midwifery

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is Australia’s leading young research-intensive university positioned amongst the top ten in the world (QS Top 50 under 50 2018). Located in central Sydney, UTS is one of Asia-Pacific’s premier universities of technology that stands out given its distinct model of learning, its strong research performance and engagement with industry and the professions.

UTS’s Faculty of Health offers innovative, practice-based education and high impact research that focuses on improving health outcomes in both local and global communities. UTS Health is highly engaged with the health sector, industry, practitioners and the worldwide research community to produce research that informs policy and improves practice both in Australia and overseas.

The nursing and midwifery programs at UTS have once again been ranked the leader in Australia in a prestigious global ranking of university subjects by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. As well as being first in Australia, nursing and midwifery was rated equal-sixth in the world, up from ninth place in this ranking last year. UTS is renowned for its midwifery education, research, international reach, and connections to the profession. UTS Midwifery is affiliated with some of the best maternity units in Sydney and NSW. Our dynamic teaching staff collaborate with midwives and doctors in hospital maternity units throughout Sydney and NSW and our research is embedded in our learning and vice versa. The teaching team have a research profile and move between teaching, clinical practice, and research in the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health. All our midwifery academics are active members of the Australian College of Midwives. We are clinically connected and policy engaged.

UTS is now looking to appoint a new Associate Professor / Professor of Midwifery, who will provide academic, research and professional leadership, develop and lead research and engagement activities, and shape teaching. Along with demonstrated academic standing in a field relevant to Midwifery, the successful candidate will bring a commitment to practice-informed research, proven ability to support the development of HDR students and early career academics, and the ability to engage with practitioners. Candidates will need to have strong interpersonal communication skills and passion to operate effectively as a member of a collegial team in a highly dynamic environment, fostering collaborations across the discipline, Faculty, and the whole University, as well as with external partners.

A detailed information package is available at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 3880.

Should you have additional questions please contact Sophia Ha at the Sydney office of Perrett Laver via Sophia.Ha@perrettlaver.com or on +61 2 8354 4026.

Closing date: Monday 14th January 2019