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Professor and Chair of Paediatric Nursing (Conjoint with Children's Health Queensland)

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Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Level E ($185,422.18 - $185,422.18)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

The University of Queensland's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work (NMSW) was established in 2015, as a result of the merging of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Social Work and Human Services.  In the most recent Shanghai global rankings by subject area Nursing, University of Queensland (UQ) was ranked 4th in the World, 2nd in Australia. In the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ratings UQ has consistently received the maximum rating of 5 (“Well above World Standard”) in Nursing, including Midwifery and Social Work.

Further details about the School and its activities may be accessed on the School’s web site at

Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Services 

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ) is a specialist statewide hospital and health service dedicated to caring for children and young people from across Queensland and northern New South Wales. We are committed to collaborating with all of our healthcare partners, most importantly families, to ensure we consistently deliver safe, high-quality patient and family-centred care.

For further information please visit the CHQ website.

Professor and Chair in Paediatric Nursing

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and Queensland Children's Hospital are recruiting for a conjoint Professor and Chair in Paediatric Nursing. This position will be responsible for developing and leading a sustainable program of research and knowledge transfer in the area of paediatrics and child health. They will provide senior leadership in both organisations with a responsibility for developing and implementing research strategies, building research capability and capacity and demonstrating impact. The appointee will be expected to recruit and supervise research higher degree students and embed research within teaching and practice.

This position is located across UQ's St Lucia campus and the Queensland Children's Hospital at South Brisbane.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful for this position, you will hold a PhD in a related area with a paediatric focus, partnered with experience in the application of contemporary knowledge of paediatric nursing practices. Your sustained record of outstanding impact and international achievement in clinical teaching and/or clinical research within this discipline area will be key to success in this position. You will bring expert industry knowledge and extensive experience in a general or specialist capacity, including evidence of dissemination and adoption of new and innovative clinical techniques. You will have an international record of publications in reputed referred journals, along with a record of securing significant external funding for research in the capacity of a Chief Investigator. Finally, you will hold a distinguished record of leadership roles in quality clinical teaching at undergraduate postgraduate, professional entry level and/or research capacity building, as well as leadership in external activities that foster links with the profession. 

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 5 years, with UQ as the employing entity. At Academic level E, the base salary will be $189,130 plus super of up to 17%. This appointment is a research-focused appointment. 

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File ProfessorAndChairInPaediatricNursing_AppointmentBooklet.pdf


To discuss this role please contact either:

  • Professor Tracy Humphrey (Head of School, Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, UQ) via or 0448 354 228; or
  • Adjunct Professor Callan Battley (Executive Director, Nursing, CHQ) via or 07 3068 5574.

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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