Associate Professor or Professor Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Nursing-School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health


The Faculty of Health collaborates with healthcare consumers and industry partners and works as a part of an interdisciplinary team to develop world-class approaches to healthcare education and research. The School of Nursing & Midwifery is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities through world-class research, global connections and research inspired teaching.

Our staff include high profile award-winning educators and researchers as well as experienced practising clinicians. Our world-leading status is reflected in our rankings, most notably being ranked 1st in Australia and 11th in the world in the 2021 QS rankings. 

About the organisation

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

We are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career. 

About the role

The School of Nursing & Midwifery is currently recruiting an Associate Professor or Professor Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Nursing. This is a conjoint position where you will provide leadership in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at UTS and the Northern Sydney Local Health District. You will promote innovation in Mental Health Drug and Alcohol research, scholarship, education, and community engagement, while making a positive impact on consumer /carer well-being and services. Other accountabilities will include:

  • Lead and manage teaching teams.
  • Engage in high-quality clinically relevant research activities, manage research grants and projects.
  • Produce high quality research outcomes including grant funding and high-impact publications
  • Supervise Honours, Masters and Doctoral level research students.
  • Design, coordinate and teach into nursing courses.

About you

You will have strong links with industry and community partners and demonstrated excellence in learning and teaching. You also have:

  • A PhD in nursing
  • Registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Experience in research activities with a publication track record. 

Remuneration and benefits

Base Salary Range:
$161,730 to $177,292 pa (Academic Level D) / $201,100 pa (Academic Level E)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.
UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

The positions are full-time and will be made on a continuing basis.

How to apply

Please click the apply link to be taken to the UTS website. Here you can download:

  • Full details of the application process
  • A copy of the position description
  • Information on remuneration, benefits, terms and conditions

Please note

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia

In addition, if you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we were among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Close date: 7 July 2022

Point of contact: 

Marie Hetherington - UTS Recruitment Team


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