Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Job description

School of Nursing, College of Health

The School of Nursing has an excellent opportunity for a committed and experienced nursing lecturer to join our team in Wellington and will consider full- or part-time positions, or other flexible working arrangements.

The School of Nursing, Massey University, has a reputation for high quality nursing programmes focused on improving health outcomes for people in New Zealand and internationally. We are proud of our robust research culture and currently undertake teaching, research and professional service in Nursing. Massey University has a commitment to working in partnership with Māori and seeks to make a contribution to Māori development consistent with Māori aspirations and expectations, through all the University’s activities.

The School is seeking a full- or part-time nursing lecturer to be based on the Wellington campus. We are willing to consider varied flexible working situations as we realise that registered nurses have a range of options and may want to maintain connections with other clinical contexts and roles.

Applications are welcome from Registered Nurses who are committed to developing the nursing workforce of the future. This will be through the delivery of innovative, quality nursing programmes which will prepare new graduates and registered nurses to contribute through practice and leadership, to the health outcomes for the people of New Zealand and internationally.

In the position you will actively contribute to the on-going development of nursing education within the university setting and externally including the development and implementation of innovative future-focused teaching practices.

Ideally, you will have a completed Masters in Nursing or a related discipline, preference may be given to a Registered Nurse with, or studying towards, a PhD in nursing or an associated discipline.

You will be registered or be eligible for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and hold/obtain a current Annual Practising Certificate. Enquiries of an academic nature can be directed to Professor Annette Huntington, Head of the School of Nursing (acting), Massey University, m.f.jones@massey.ac.nz.

Applications are required to be submitted via the Massey University website and include a current Curriculum Vitae, a copy of a current Annual Practising Certificate and the names and contact details of three referees from whom confidential references may be requested.

Job description
Purpose statement
The purpose of this position is to teach within postgraduate and undergraduate programmes and to undertake research to contribute to the scholarly outputs and standing of the university. This is to be achieved by undertaking an effective programme of teaching, research and publication; undertaking post-graduate research supervision, and by providing administrative and professional service to the university and to broader academic, professional and general communities both nationally and internationally.

Responsible to Head of School

Key accountabilities
Participate individually or as a member of a research team in the planning and carrying out of research projects in an area of health and/or nursing based on expertise and interest.
Publish regularly in nursing or related journals, either as sole or co-author, to meet new Zealand research contribution requirements.
Present research and act as a discussant at academic conferences in area of research focus.
Supervise and examine reports and theses in areas consistent with expertise.
Actively contribute to the ongoing development of a strong research culture in nursing and the wider university community.
Contribute to the wider health research environment by undertaking activities such as reviewing for scholarly journals and contributing to research related development.
Actively maintain research related work and engagement records and profile online as required by the university.

Teaching / Supervision:
Coordinate and teach in postgraduate and undergraduate nursing courses based on individual area of expertise, as required by the Head of School and Directors of Nursing programmes.
Design and maintain study materials relevant to the programme for internal/blended/online delivery.
Contribute to ongoing curriculum reviews and development of the postgraduate and undergraduate nursing programmes and courses.
Ensure all teaching is informed by research, and delivered in an appropriate manner to enhance student learning.
Supervise teaching and marking undertaken by senior tutors, assistant lecturers or external personnel.
Complete student evaluation processes as required by the University and School.
Develop and maintain teaching expertise through engagement in a range of professional development opportunities both internal and external.
Respond to stakeholder needs for clinically focused education such as professional development courses in health and nursing.
Actively maintain professional relationships with students, the teaching team and relevant stakeholders.

Professional Service:
Develop strategic external relationships which support the nursing programmes in areas of expertise.
Participate in the ongoing development of nursing as a profession, both in- and outside the University.
Contribute in field(s) of expertise to the development of health care and service delivery in New Zealand.
Engage internationally with colleagues for professional development and research purposes.

University Responsibilities / Administration:
Ensure all practice, teaching, research and other professional activities are conducted within the law and conform to professional ethical requirements.
Promote the reputation of the School and the University by adhering to agreed standards and policies designed to maintain national and international standards of professional practice.
Ensure all teaching of Nursing and Nursing-related subjects comply with the relevant requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
Contribute to the wider University community through active engagement in relevant committees and events.
Undertake administrative responsibilities at School, College and/or University level as requested or approved by the Head of School.
Contribute to the development of a School working environment of teamwork and cooperation.
Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service and administrative practices.

Person specification
Registered Nurse with a current annual practising certificate.
Preferably a completed PhD, however PhD candidature or a completed Masters degree in nursing or a related discipline will be considered.

Recent clinical and/or education experience in nursing.
Commitment to developing expertise in innovative use of electronic and online technologies for course delivery.
Publication in national and/or international media on aspects of health care and practice.
Involvement in research in the area of health is preferred.

Personal attributes and behaviours
Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, the continuous development of a strong autonomous nursing profession and workforce development.
Competence in working with a diverse range of people such as colleagues, students, and service users.
Ability to work effectively with Māori and facilitate health care consistent with Māori aspirations and expectations.
Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and the implications for health care delivery.
Demonstrated ability to communicate appropriately in a range of media and in a timely manner.
Understanding of the ongoing need to develop nursing education to meet the rapidly changing needs of health care.
Ability to undertake teaching and assessment at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Enthusiasm and commitment to teaching and learning focused on the future nursing workforce.
Commitment to research that contributes to improved health outcomes for people nationally and internationally.

Commitment to closing the research-practice gap through development of knowledge transfer strategies and evidence-based practice.
Ability and enthusiasm to engage in health sector development by providing analysis, critique and professional advice for the sector.
Knowledge of the University environment generally, and as it relates to the nursing programmes specifically.
Understanding of the roles of professional and regulatory bodies that impact on nursing education and research.
Commitment to ongoing personal professional development related to research, practice and educational/teaching and learning aspects of the role.

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