Associate Professor (Academic Leader, Indigenous Health)

Wollongong / Shoalhaven, Australia
$157,023 - $168,515 + 17% superannuation
18 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Permanent/Continuing, full-time appointment
  • Level D: $157,023 - $168,515 + 17% superannuation
  • Attractive relocation package available
  • UOW is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and strives to be an employer of choice for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • Generous working conditions in a great location, with sociable hours, family friendly policies, flexible work practices and culturally sensitive leave provisions, including cultural and ceremonial leave
  • ongoing opportunities for professional development
  • Wollongong Campus / Shoalhaven Campus location (consideration may be given to other GSM sites)

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH) is positioned to be a major force in connected and science-embedded education and translational science, medical and health research in Australia. Empowered by first-class teaching and driven by active research and discovery in the top 1% of Universities in the world, this Faculty combines the very best of science, with strong capacity for translation to our global communities’ needs and aspirations.

In enabling the graduation of culturally safe and competent medical practitioners, the Graduate School of Medicine has a commitment to the pedagogical principles of the Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework developed by the Medical Deans of Australia & New Zealand and other best practice standards for Indigenous medical education.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage who will lead the teaching and learning of Indigenous Health within the University of Wollongong’s Doctor of Medicine Program (MD) in the Graduate School of Medicine (GSM).

In this role you will lead the curriculum design, development and implementation in relation to the area of Indigenous Health whilst also developing and facilitating strong links between the GSM, the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences, other faculties and centres within the university, the Indigenous community, and staff of hospital and community-based health services. You will work closely with the GSM Academic Leader, Admissions and the Pre-Medicine Academic Coordinator to support the recruitment, selection, retention and support of Indigenous medical students.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process. For further information about this position, please contact Professor Zsuzsoka Kecskes, Dean, Graduate School of Medicine on + 61 2 4221 5905 or email

As this position will be required to attend Public Health Facilities the holder of the role is require to have completed an up-to-date course of a COVID-19 vaccine (3 doses for Category A roles, 2 doses for Category B roles) which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Evidence of vaccination is required unless evidence of a medical contraindication to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is presented.  Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Proof of vaccination if available.

The University of Wollongong is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, and a recognised leader in gender equality, we encourage and welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and people including: culturally and linguistically diverse, women, disability, LGBTIQ+, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.  The successful applicant is required to provide confirmation of their Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Must have current driver’s license.

* This is an Identified position. The University of Wollongong (UOW) considers that being an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Closing Date: Sunday 11 December 2022, 11:59 PM


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