EOI Academic Sessional, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Casual/ Sessional Sydney, NSW


Academic Sessional

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Health Sciences and Physiotherapy

Campus:  Sydney

About the University

Since its inception in 1989, Notre Dame has become a leader in higher education and now has over 12,000 students enrolled across its three main campuses in Broome, Fremantle, and Sydney.  Notre Dame is an Australian University which embraces both the modern Australian university tradition and the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic universities both in Europe and North America.

The University is especially noteworthy for its role as a leader in the great traditional professional disciplines of Health and Education, long associated with the mission of the Church in Australia. Through its Broome Campus, the University has also assumed a special role in the education of, and service to, the Aboriginal people of North Western Australia.

About the School of Nursing and Midwifery / Office

We have dedicated passionate staff, state-of-the-art simulation facilities and deliver quality education with a comprehensive, contemporary curriculum. We have a personalised approach to education and a strong pastoral care mission. Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is highly regarded by the nursing profession.


Position Purpose

An academic sessional makes a substantial contribution to the teaching program, particularly at the undergraduate level. The position requires preparation and coordination of tutorials and simulation laboratories, consultation with students, assessment marking and attendance at meetings as required by the Course Coordinator/Program Coordinator. The primary purpose of an academic sessional is to successfully run and manage their assigned tutorials or laboratories within the discipline area.

The School seeks expressions of interest from experienced Academics or Clinicians with tertiary teaching experience, who have a passion for teaching. Teaching opportunities are available on a sessional basis in the Bachelor of Nursing Program and in association with our Postgraduate Programs.

We are looking for academic sessional staff with subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Human Anatomy & Function
  2. Health and well-being
  3. Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics
  4. Legal and ethical nursing
  5. Nursing Practice and skills development
  6. Complex care and Palliation, Health Promotion, Illness Prevention and Public Health
  7. Critical Care
  8. Mental Health Nursing
  9. Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  10. Nursing Leadership and Governance
  11. Advanced Wound Care 

Key Responsibilities


  1. Conduct lectures/theoretical tutorials and/or simulation laboratories to the standard of the Faculty. This includes preparing a brief lesson plan in line with the weekly learning objectives and facilitating informed group discussions relating to the lecture and weekly readings.
  2. Consultation with students in relation to readings, weekly topics and assessment.
  3. Marking and providing feedback relating to assessment activities as set out by the Course Coordinator/Program Coordinator.
  4. Attendance at meetings as required by the Course Coordinator/Program Coordinator.
  5. Manage short-term extension requests in line with University policy.
  6. Identify students at risk by thorough tutorial attendance recording.
  7. Other duties as identified by the line manager or the National Deputy Head of School
  8. Comply with policies and procedures in all aspects of their work and conduct.

Selection Criteria


  1. Supportive of the Objects of Notre Dame as a Catholic University

Qualifications & Experience

  1. Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
  2. Registered Nurse (Div. 1) in Australia

Postgraduate qualifications in Nursing or education is desirable

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge and understanding of current scholarship and/or professional practice in the relevant discipline.
  2. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  3. Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.
  4. Ability to deliver quality learning and teaching practices in multiple modes including online delivery.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to foster high levels of collegiality and ability to empathise with students.
  6. Proven ability to assess priority of tasks, manage workload and meet deadlines, in a busy education environment.
  7. Previous experience working in the tertiary education sector is desirable


Applicants are expected to have current and valid work rights in Australia. Please indicate your area of interest and subject matter expertise in your cover letter. This is an Expression of Interest and you will be contacted when a need arises. 

For enquiries please contact [email protected]
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

The University of Notre Dame Australia seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of the University and its stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our staff.