Dean, Teaching and Learning, Centre for Aboriginal Studies

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Perth, Australia
27 May 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

3 years (with the possibility to extend), full time
$146,613 - $161,474(ALD) plus 17% Superannuation

Curtin University considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 50 (d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Centre for Aboriginal Studies

The Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) is an Indigenous-managed research and education centre that contributes to positive social change for Aboriginal Australians. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses, and we also provide an empowering and supportive base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying any course at Curtin.  

The Centre aims to promote increased participation of Aboriginal and Islander people in tertiary studies, to ensure this education is culturally appropriate, and to create new ways of learning and working for the benefit of all people.  In pursuing this aim, CAS offers courses predominantly for Aboriginal and Islander people.  These courses focus on increasing the skills and abilities needed when working within both the Aboriginal community and non-Aboriginal community.  Additionally, CAS is actively engaged in educating non- aboriginal people about the culture and history of aboriginal people, and about the social and political issues that affect and concern them.  CAS is committed to fulfilling its mission of excellence and leadership in representing and empowering Indigenous Australians, which includes the promotion of intellectual engagement with a diversity of Indigenous and community-based cultural knowledge and concepts and a commitment to quality teaching and learning and research.

Further details about the Centre are available at

Your new role

Reporting to the Director of the Centre the Dean, Learning and Teaching will provide Centre wide leadership, promote and support continuous improvement in learning and teaching. In this role you will provide leadership for improving and maintaining the quality and efficiency of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning within the Centre to ensure courses and teaching are of the highest quality.  You will be responsible for making an effective contribution to the learning and teaching within the Curtin Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS), in accordance with the University’s and CAS’s Strategic and Teaching and Learning Plans.

You will bring to the role

A doctoral qualification or progress towards the completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline, and an outstanding scholarly contribution in learning & teaching is essential. You will possess previous leadership experience including strategic management skills particularly strategic thinking, planning and implementation, with the ability to achieve results.  To be successful you'll need highly developed communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills. Demonstrated experience in learning and teaching, unit and course coordination is essential.

A completed PhD qualification is desirable, and extensive knowledge and experience in innovative and culturally appropriate teaching methods and flexible delivery of tertiary education is also desirable. 

What we offer you

The Centre of Aboriginal Studies offers exciting career paths and trajectories including:

  • An empowering and supportive community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Conducting innovative work that will make real-world difference
  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners
  • Support towards future study

For details of Curtin’s employee benefits please visit

What we need from you

A cover letter, CV and you are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria which can be found in the Position Description. 

Applications close: 8pm (AWST) on Sunday, 23rd June 2019 

How to Apply: To be considered for the role, please apply via

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

 Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Marion Kickett – Director of Centre for Aboriginal Studies

Phone:  08 9266 1859


Please only apply via the attached link.  Please do not send your resume direct to the above contact.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.