Lecturer - Nursing - Timaru

on 9 October

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Timaru Campus


Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant and progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success.

Our talented staff, innovative industry collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success.

The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health offers a range of programmes from entry level through to master’s degrees for those working in or seeking careers in the wider health and wellbeing sectors. These include certificate level and youth pathway programmes in health and wellbeing, the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, bachelor’s degrees in nursing, midwifery, social work, medical imaging and applied sciences, graduate certificate and diploma programmes and post graduate certificates, diplomas and master’s degrees in health science and nursing. The Department has over 1500 full time equivalent students and a staff of over 100 highly qualified professionals, many of whom are active researchers. Programmes are offered at the City campus and in Timaru.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a new staff member; passionate about nursing practice to join our team. In 2018 Ara will commence the rollout of its Bachelor of Nursing in Timaru with the delivery of year one of the programme. This is an exciting development that will require recruitment of a team of staff progressively over the next three years who are committed to working with stakeholders and students in the South Canterbury region.

This role will involve teaching in theory, clinical and simulation courses in the Bachelor of Nursing. As the health portfolio grows there will be opportunities to teach in other nursing and health related programmes from foundation level to postgraduate depending on the background and interests of the successful applicant.

You will be a Registered Nurse who is passionate about practice, has a strong background in health assessment, nursing science / pathophysiology and pharmacology and is excited about contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate education and research.


  • Hold a current NZ practicing certificate
  • Recent, relevant, broad ranging or specialist clinical experience or research
  • Post graduate qualifications (preferably a master’s degree in nursing, education or a related discipline)
  • A commitment to nurses of the future and advancing nursing practice
  • An interest in education

If you have prior teaching experience, that is great, but we will support you to develop these skills and gain qualifications in adult teaching.


We offer and encourage professional and skill development. Enjoy excellent employment conditions, a great central city location and access to modern on-site facilities including free car parking.

To Apply

We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit http://www.ara.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-ara.

Location: Timaru, South Canterbury


Applications close - Thursday, 19 October 2017.


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