Indigenous Engagement and Research Associate, Identified Position

Albury-Wodonga/Dubbo/Orange/Wagga Wagga, Australia
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Be part of a growing team at Three Rivers UDRH
  • An opportunity for someone who is passionate about growing a future Indigenous Health Workforce
  • Work with a committed and integrated team

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until December 2019), Part Time (18.75 hours per week)
  • $33,144 to $44,888 pa (plus Super)
  • Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Orange or Wagga Wagga

The Indigenous Research and Engagement Associate will join the research team at the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH). In this role they will support research conducted by Three Rivers' staff to achieve these commitments in practice and produce high quality research focusing on three key themes:

  • Pathways into health professions education for Aboriginal people
  • Factors for progress and success for Aboriginal people in health professions education
  • Retaining and progressing careers of Aboriginal people in health professions

The successful applicant does not need to have prior experience in conducting research, however, they should have a strong interest in developing research skills. Suitable opportunities for professional development and research capacity building can be provided.

To be successful you will have:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with thorough working knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies and demonstrate the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively within this environment
  • Relevant tertiary degree (health, social sciences, education, social work or other relevant discipline)
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships, networks and relationships to achieve professional and team objectives
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively and independently in a large complex academic setting, including the utilisation of current and emerging technologies

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a newly established UDRH based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. The Three Rivers UDRH provides an opportunity for academic staff committed to educating a future rural health workforce.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

This is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position under section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977. Please be aware you may be asked to provide confirmation of Indigenous Australian Identity.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Deborah Warr | Senior Principal Research Fellow | email: | Ph: 02 6933 4172

Closing Date: 11 pm, 22 November 2018