Associate Professor / Professor of Midwifery

University of Queensland School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work


Associate Professor/Professor in Midwifery

Job No:507413

Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work (NMSW) is a leader in the study of nursing, midwifery, social work and counselling, demonstrating excellence through innovative, creative, and dynamic teaching and research, in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and engaging environment. The School is committed to conducting academic, research and community partnership programs that are recognised for their excellence in contributing to health and well-being in the community. The School is responsible for the Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery dual degree, Master of Nursing Studies, Master of Social Work Studies and the Master of Counselling degrees. It has extensive, well-established partnerships in the hospital, health care, social welfare and disability sectors and a developing cohort of research higher degree students.

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

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) is an independent statutory body overseen by a Hospital and Health Board. It is the largest of 16 Hospital and Health Services in the Queensland Public Health system. It covers an area of 4157 square kilometres and serves a population approaching 900,000 people. MNHHS is unique in its composition in that two of its five hospitals are tertiary facilities that provide state-wide super specialty services such as Heart and Lung Transplantation, Burns, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Metro North HHS has a range of subacute, post-acute, community based health services to support patient discharge and hospital avoidance as well as a number of residential facilities, Oral Health Services and a fully integrated Mental Health Service including both community and hospital based care.

Further information is available at

About This Opportunity

The Associate Professor/Professor in Midwifery is a joint initiative of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work (SNMSW) at the University of Queensland and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS).

As Head of Discipline, you will provide academic leadership in midwifery in the SNMSW and MNHHS. In particular, you will focus on academic leadership of the midwifery programs in the school and clinically in the translation and implementation of research outcomes into maternity and midwifery practice. You will also be required to lead strategic development in building midwifery research capacity and capability between UQ and MNHHS in midwifery.

The successful candidate will have a formal presence across UQ's St Lucia and Herston campuses, as well as the RBWH. 

Our Ideal Candidate 

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Midwifery and will be registered as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. The appointee will have a substantial publication record and a strong track record in securing significant external research funding. They will also have international and national recognition for sustained, outstanding research and leadership in an academic environment in midwifery. Highly developed interpersonal, communication and people management skills and a track record in leading, motivating and successfully managing a team in a collegiate environment will be required. The level of appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience.

UQ values 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

A full-time, fixed term appointment of five-years' duration at Academic Level D or E will be offered to the successful applicant.

  • The base salary at Academic Level D will be in the range of $143,945 - $158,584, plus up to 17% super. The total package will be in the range $168,415 - $185,543.
  • The base salary at Academic Level E is $185,422, plus up to 17% super. The total package up to $216,943.

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

Position Description

Download File APProfMidwifery_AppointmentBooklet.pdf


To discuss this role please contact:

  • Professor Tracy Humphrey, Head, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work on +61 7 336 51843 or; or
  • Trish Smith, Nursing and Midwifery Director, Women’s and Newborn Services RBWH on +61 407 930 779 and

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 below. All applicants must supply a Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Advertised: 03 Jun 2020

Applications close: 24 Jun 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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