Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Engagement

Bathurst/Dubbo/Orange/Wagga Wagga, Australia
10 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Strategic leadership role.
  • Lead engagement with Indigenous communities.
  • Support the Universities Indigenous engagement strategy.

The Role

  • Fixed Term, Full Time (5 years)
  • Executive remuneration package in the range of $249,285 to $311,606 p.a.
  • Dubbo, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Orange (location negotiable)

You will provide advice and take an active leadership role in the continuing development and implementation of Indigenous learning, research and engagement across the university, monitoring the strategic direction and reporting on its continuing effectiveness in relation to all aspects of Indigenous Higher Education and leading the Office of Indigenous Engagement.

The Office has a keen focus on building critical Indigenous research quantum through promoting increased engagement in both academic and external community-based research projects, project management and reporting designed to raise the profile and valuing of Indigenous research.

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.

To be successful you will have:

  • Must identify as an Indigenous Australian with a demonstrated understanding of Indigenous cultures and societies and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Indigenous people, including the requirement for genuine consultation and negotiation;
  • An established scholar, with PhD or equivalent qualification, in a relevant discipline and recognised as an authority in that field of expertise;
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership, including extensive knowledge of Indigenous sustainability, engagement, education and research issues, in a university context;
  • Proven ability to develop and manage effective liaison with internal and external stakeholders, including professional and regional (Indigenous) communities, relevant industry and public sector organizations and build partnerships and alliances to promote the University, its graduates and research;
  • Ability to promote consultative planning and decision making, to develop a sense of unity, cooperation and common purpose amongst staff, and to support organisational and cultural change as needed; AND
  • Ability to effectively manage and develop the finances, resources and infrastructure of the Office of Indigenous Engagement.

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 Office of Indigenous Engagement led by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Engagement, has direct oversight of the Indigenous Engagement Strategy, external and community relations, and institute-wide alignment and coordination of other key elements of work relevant to increasing employment levels of Indigenous staff, enhancing advancement of Indigenous staff qualifications through extended opportunities for professional development and academic engagement, building load and improving retention and success of Indigenous Australian students; and increase Indigenous research output and scholarships of Indigenous learning and knowledges through building engagement between Charles Sturt Universities research and Indigenous communities.

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

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 Heather Cavanagh | Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Engagement) | Email: | Ph: 02 6582 9375

Closing Date: 11 pm, 4 August 2019