Professor of Children and Young People's Nursing

Ref: 3211

Edith Cowan University

Perth, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Richard Weir

Associate Researcher

t: +61 (0) 2 8354 4000


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Level E

Closing Date: 13/10/2017


Edith Cowan University in collaboration with Princess Margaret Hospital are currently seeking a talented and dynamic researcher with an established reputation and track record of professional leadership in children’s and young people’s research. This position will be based both on the Joondalup Campus and at Princess Margaret Hospital to develop a collaborative program of research.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to provide academic leadership as well as further the research agenda and performance of an already highly successful school. The School of Nursing and Midwifery undertakes high impact research and hold collaborative relationships with world-class researchers, industry leaders and clinical experts nationally and internationally, with a research program that is grounded in making a real difference to people, their carers and families, the communities in which they live and the broader health and education sectors.

The services at Princess Margaret Hospital will shortly be moving into a new, purpose built facility (Perth Children’s Hospital), making this an exciting time to establish a new appointment.

Bringing a strong track record in publications and a history of attaining grant funding to support research activity, the Professor of Nursing will also bring extensive networks and experience in clinical research and student supervision. Applicants must hold a PhD and be eligible for registration as a Nurse in Australia.

Our ideal candidate will have:

Breadth of experience in children and young people research;
National/International recognition as an eminent nursing research scholar;
Achievement in obtaining national and international competitive and/or other major external research grants, or other appropriate funding from other recognised external sources;
A relevant PhD and demonstrate either registration or eligibility to register (international candidates) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

For further information on Professorial Research Fellowships at ECU, please see: 

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, ongoing position attracts remuneration of $182,362 pa plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Future Staff website.


For further information and initial enquiries please contact Richard Weir of Perrett Laver at or call our Sydney office on +61 2 8354 4015.

How to Apply

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter before Friday 13th October, 5:00pm AWST.  

Closing Date:

Applications close on Friday 13th October 2017 at 5:00pm AWST.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.