Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Nursing, Rural and Remote Health

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Provide scholarly leadership in Nursing, rural and remote health and workforce, makeing a significant contribution to teaching, research and community engagement across the regions of rural and remote Queensland. 

  • Lead excellence in remote & rural health
  • Encourage rural and remote student participation 
  • Amazing chance to experience the Central QLD Highlands 
  • Full-time, fixed term to 31 December 2025
  • $103,238 – $144,104 + 17% superannuation 

We offer an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecturer in Nursing Remote & Rural Health to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). A full-time, fixed term appointment to 31 Dec 2025, this position is based in Emerald


The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Nursing, Rural and Remote Health works closely with the Director and the CQCRRH leadership team to develop a successful nursing, rural and remote health workforce pipeline and improve access, participation, and success for rural and remote students in health-related careers and provides expertise in rural and remote health and nursing knowledge. An integral part of the role will be to establish a local node of the JCU nursing program, including increasing student participation and facilitating the uptake of the pathway programs within the region whilst also playing a key role in the interprofessional education program for students on placement. 


With a postgraduate qualification and current nursing registration in Division 1 with AHPRA, you will have, or be working towards, a relevant doctoral qualification and scholarly outputs in relation to nursing, remote, rural and indigenous health and workforce or education. You can demonstrate experience in remote community engagement and collaboration with health services and professional organisations such as CRANA Plus, Australian College of Nursing, IAHA and CATSINAM, ACCHOs and regional hospital and health services and primary care. You will have a flexible and constructive approach to work design and procedures and an ability to conduct collaborative, multi-disciplinary and interprofessional programs and research within diverse and dispersed teams and will get satisfaction in contributing to our mission to improve the health of remote, rural, and indigenous populations. 


The JCU Central Queensland Centre for Rural and Remote Health (JCU CQCRRH) is part of a national network of federally funded University Departments of Rural Health with a mission to lead excellence in, rural, remote and Indigenous Health and workforce. 

The Centre collaborates closely with Indigenous Allied Health Australia, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives, CRANA Plus and Services for Rural and Remote Allied Health, Universities, other UDRHs as well as health services, community organisations and local government. 


The economic heart of Central Highlands, Emerald is a thriving rural health, education services and business hub for the region with a range of schools, a large number of farm machinery sales and service outlets, a huge irrigation dam and an airport. Established on Kangaulu country in 1879 as the base for the railway line, it has slowly grown to be the major regional centre of the Central Highlands and the gateway to the Central Western district. Beef, agriculture, mining, health, tourism and horticulture are the predominant industries of the region. The town has a young population with a number of thriving schools. Emerald is located 270 km west of Rockhampton and 878 km northwest of Brisbane via Rockhampton.


JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • five weeks annual recreation leave with cash-out annual leave and time in lieu options
  • relocation and accommodation assistance provided
  • opportunities for professional and personal growth 
  • access to online media subscriptions
  • corporate discount on health insurance
  • fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program


Please apply by visiting the careers at JCU website and applying for vacancy reference – 18849

If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Professor Sabina Knight (Director) on 0417 823 933 or via email [email protected] 

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