Senior Lecturer in Nursing

University of Waikato

  • Waikato

Te Huataki Waiora School of Health

Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

The University of Waikato commenced a Nursing Programme in March 2021 which is located in Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health and offers undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications including the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, Master of Health Science (Nursing), Doctor of Health Science (Nursing) and PhD.

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

In keeping with the health needs of the Waikato region, a feature of the new programme will be a focus on primary health, rural and mental health. The programme aims to attract a high proportion of Māori and Pacific students and the University has a strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and our acknowledgement of mātauranga Māori throughout all aspects of the academic programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of the Nursing Programme as it moves into the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing and commences the Master of Nursing Practice in 2022. Applications are invited from registered nurse educators for a full-time academic position in the following areas: Nurse Practitioner and prescribing experience, and nursing practice and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

For more information on Te Huataki Waiora please visit:

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

The successful applicants will be registered as a nurse in Aotearoa New Zealand, and have an annual practicing certificate issued by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. They will meet the immunisation status requirements of the Waikato DHB and have a current area of clinical nursing expertise in primary or acute health care.

We strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Pacific and Māori communities. Anyone applying from overseas should be aware of immigration guidelines which can be found here:

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits to our staff including study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions.

The current salary range for Senior Lecturers is $98,280 to $129,402 per year depending on qualifications, research profile, and teaching experience. If the successful applicant has a Masters qualification on appointment then there will be the opportunity to undertake doctoral studies.

Enquiries should be directed to Professor Allison Kirkman (Pro Vice Chancellor Special Projects), email: or phone: 021 322 905.

Applications close on Tuesday, 5 November 2021.

Vacancy Number: 410323

For further information and to apply online, please visit:

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