Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Australian Aboriginal Education/Australian Indigenous Studies

Sydney, Australia
08 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
01 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Academic level B or C teaching and research role located at our Camperdown campus
  • Join a committed and collegial team of respected academics
  • Full-time, continuing, commencing mid 2019 remuneration package: $123,259 - $173,941 p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and 17% super)

About the opportunity 

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) in the Faculty Arts and Social Sciences has a strong Indigenous Education and Studies program in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and seeks to appoint a lecturer/senior lecturer in the area of Aboriginal Education and Indigenous Studies.

In this role you will:

  • design, teach, assess and coordinate undergraduate and postgraduate preservice units of study and postgraduate coursework units of study, this includes the Indigenous Studies Major and Aboriginal Languages which are mandatory and elective units in the education degree program
  • contribute to student research supervision, including research higher degree students
  • actively contribute to the ongoing development of the research profile of the School, including the pursuit of research grants and regular publication in journals of high standing
  • contribute to the School's expanding program of research and professional collaborations
  • contribute to academic administration in the School.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an academic who has:

  • a PhD or relevant professional doctorate in Australian Aboriginal Education or Australian Indigenous Studies or another relevant area of research (at Lecturer level consideration would be given to a candidate with extensive experience in, and/or substantial progress toward completion of a doctorate)
  • demonstrated successful tertiary and/ or school teaching experience in the field of Australian Aboriginal Education or Australian Indigenous Studies or a related field of study
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • the capacity to work autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team
  • experience in developing and delivering in-service teacher education
  • the ability to further develop teaching expertise, and the ability and willingness to use ICT for teaching and learning
  • a demonstrated ability and willingness to contribute to professional and community collaborations and academic administration
  • demonstration of a strong research trajectory (at Lecturer level consideration will be given to demonstration of an emergent research trajectory)
  • demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication targeted to diverse communities and stakeholders
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of working with Australian Indigenous communities in culturally appropriate ways.

There are additional criteria for appointment at Senior Lecturer level and also desirable criteria for appointment.

About us

The SSESW is a national and international leader in Education, Social Work and Social Policy, committed to: excellence in professional education; rigorous research-informed and theoretical understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of education, social work and social policy; and, informed and critical engagement with theory, policy and practice in ways designed to transform communities and individual lives in socially just ways. Our work is characterised by strong relationships between research, scholarship, teaching and learning that contribute to building partnerships for professional education and critical research, policy and practice collaborations.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 612/0319C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 1 May 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.