Lecturer in Treaty

Melbourne, Australia
17 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

 About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

The Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne was founded in 1989 with the assistance from a grant from the Hugh Williamson Foundation. Led by Director Professor Sarah Maddison and deputy Director Dr Julia Hurst, the Australian Centre aims to foster a critical examination of Australian society, culture and history, with an interdisciplinary focus on settler colonialism and its institutions. The Centre’s research and education programs are guided by an ethical imperative to consider what must be done to inform, shape and give life to more just relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples on this continent we now call Australia.

Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Education Programs Coordinator, the Lecturer in Treaty will develop and deliver aspects of the Professional Certificate in Treaty. They will develop curriculum for this teaching program, which includes four Melbourne MicroCertificates in the Preparing for Treaty Series, plus the subject Indigenous Governance Principles.

The Lecturer in Treaty will also be expected to undertake research related to the aims of the Australian Centre and may assist with grant applications and project tenders, including Australian Research Council grants. The Lecturer will have experience in research, which has resulted in the publication of high-quality outputs or other demonstrated scholarly activities.

The Lecturer may be involved in research training.

The Lecturer in Treaty will demonstrate the capacity to incorporate the key principals of a Place-Based Ethic, Reflexivity, Reciprocity and Justice into their work. They will be familiar with the workplace culture of universities and work well both independently and collaboratively as required. The Lecturer in Treaty will undertake administration primarily relating to their activities within the Australian Centre.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Be responsible for Subject coordination and delivery in the Professional Certificate in Treaty
  • Assist with curriculum design and innovation, including cross-disciplinary approaches
  • Apply for research grants and external research income (emphasis on competitive, international and peer-reviewed)
  • Provide leadership in development of national and international institutional partnerships and networks

About You

Keen problem-solver who can work independently as well as in teams to utilise conceptual and innovative problem-solving skills for managing conflicting priorities. You will be a natural rapport builder who communicates effectively and has the ability to develop and maintain collaboratively working relationships.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A PhD (or significant progress toward completion of a PhD) in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated specialisation in Indigenous-settler relations and treaty
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence in online teaching
  • Demonstrated course coordination experience
  • A strong record in research with a developing publication profile
  • Demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research
  • Demonstrated professional and collegial behaviour of a very high standard (encompassing commitment to the Faculty’s Values and Behaviours

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

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers.

Be Yourself @ UoM

We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au. We look forward to receiving your application!

Position Description: Level B Lecturer in Treaty PD.pdf

Applications close: 06 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time