Lecturer in Aboriginal Health, Academic Level A / B

Adelaide, Australia
$93,165 (Level A)/$104,838 (Level B) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
28 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples only - Full-time, continuing position
  • Based in UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance at the City East campus
  • Commencement Salary: $93,165 (Level A)/$104,838 (Level B) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The University of South Australia continues to enhance supports for our Aboriginal students and staff to position the University of South Australia as a University of Choice for Aboriginal Peoples in South Australia and beyond by 2025. This newly created role, based in the UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance Academic Unit will be responsible for contributing to the teaching, scholarship, research and professional activities of the Academic Unit. 

The position will be primarily focussed on Aboriginal Health curriculum development and pedagogies, as well as the provision of advice on these areas in relation to the Academic Unit’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Essential Requirements and Experience

Applicants must identify as an Australian Aboriginal person and possess understanding of the issues impacting on the learning of Aboriginal tertiary students from diverse backgrounds.

The level of appointment will be dependent on the experience, skills and qualifications of the successful applicant.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a Health-related field and relevant industry/discipline experience in Aboriginal culture/health/research
  • Ability to undertake a range of teaching duties and the ability to actively engage and educate a student group
  • High level written and oral communication skills and the capability to use the necessary digital techniques required for effective curriculum delivery
  • The ability to enhance the research profile of the Academic Unit through collaborative research


  • PhD qualification in a relevant discipline, and relevant industry/discipline experience in Aboriginal culture/health/research  
  • Capacity and commitment to high quality, flexible teaching and learning outcomes, in both traditional and contemporary modes 
  • An established early research record or a developing research track record and demonstrated experience in writing for publication
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to, and build upon, the established research and scholarship strengths of the Academic Unit


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Professional Development funding for newly appointed Aboriginal staff
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • Employee assistance and development programs 
  • Staff study support 
  • A variety of leave arrangements including four weeks recreation leave per annum, plus additional leave between Christmas and New Year’s Day


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results. 

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Georgie Hart, Senior Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 4422.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Wednesday 26 October 2022

Applications will only be considered from Australian Aboriginal Peoples for this position, under special measures pursuant to Section 56 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). You will be required to provide evidence of your Aboriginal heritage in your online application form.

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email recruitment@unisa.edu.au and you will receive a response within one working day.

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