Lecturer in Indigenous Education

Melbourne, Australia
Friday, 18 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 4 July 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

About The University of Melbourne

One of The University of Melbourne's key objectives is to make an enduring contribution to Indigenous Australia through the transformative impact of education and employment in teaching, learning, research and employability. 

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces.

About the role

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is committed to Indigenous educational excellence, and as such has developed a School-wide vision and strategy to optimise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student participation, engagement and success in Australia’s education system. We are seeking a lecturer in the field of Indigenous education to support the implementation of this vision specifically in the area initial teacher education. 

The MGSE is seeking a Lecturer who will contribute to the Master of teaching program at MGSE, as well as supporting knowledge transfer in the field of Indigenous education and contribute and support other subject areas where appropriate. You will become part of a team of Indigenous scholars within MGSE and have the opportunity to collaborate with other Indigenous scholars at the University of Melbourne. There will also be an opportunity to consider engagement in other projects and events at the University of Melbourne relating to Indigenous Education.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • Be familiar with current educational developments and debates relating to Indigenous education in schools in Australia;
  • Be a member of a team contributing to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s vision of ensuring specifically that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education is foregrounded in our teaching and learning;
  • Contribute to teaching and learning at the graduate level;
  • Be involved with subject development and coordination, where required;
  • Be expected to participate in professional development and leadership and service opportunities, and contribute to the collective engagement activities; and
  • Contribute to the community, such as being involved in professional associations and/or the provision of professional development or other such activities.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme;
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions;
  • Working for one of Australia's top Universities;
  • Growing your expertise and innovative thinking in an environment that leaves an impact; and
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment.

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits 


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your complete application will include your Cover Letter, your address of the selection criteria and your CV. 

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:  https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Position Description

Applications close: 04 Jul 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time