Senior Lecturer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Darwin, Australia
$124,109 - $142,764 p.a.
25 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Details

  • Fixed term until Dec 2024 | Full-Time
  • Academic Level C | $124,109 - $142,764 p.a.
  • Location: Darwin

About Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT

At Flinders NT, our aim is to be a hub for innovative health research, education, and workforce development across the Northern Territory.  We engage with students, community, and stakeholders to provide critical programs, such as the Northern Territory Medical Program, Paramedicine, Rural Clinical School and the University Department of Rural Health.

Our postgraduate education pathways (Remote Health Practice program), provides workforce development through Indigenous health and clinical skills training, and we have a community driven research program led by researchers committed to improving health outcomes. We work alongside Poche SA+NT focussing on Indigenous leadership capacity development and developing the Indigenous health workforce.  All activities are driven by our values which focus on the long-term and short-term needs of the NT community.

About the Role

We are seeking a Senior Lecturer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health to develop and implement high-quality research, mentor early career researchers, and provide support to coursework students and higher degree students. As a leader of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research in the Australian Central Corridor, the Senior Lecturer will contribute to the development of the workforce by planning the delivery of topics offered by Rural and Remote Health. The Senior Lecturer will also work alongside colleagues to coordinate workflows and to strengthen partnerships with external stakeholders to provide improved teaching, learning and research outcomes.

Research responsibilities of the role include:

  • Making a high-quality personal contribution to research and community service through original and innovative contributions, obtaining competitive research grants from outside the University and sustained publications within high quality publications.
  • Working alongside colleagues to actively engage in ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition, , Honours and/or Research Higher Degrees and deliver high quality presentations that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.

About You

To be successful in this role you will lead a positive working culture, committed to improving educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and supporting the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan. You understand challenges relating to career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and you hold demonstrated experience in developing culturally safe practices in tertiary education and research. You have an established reputation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health research, including high-quality publications and contributing to the discipline externally through the wider community (locally or nationally).

You will also demonstrate:

  • A completed a PhD, or equivalent qualification; as well as a track record of participating in effective research collaborations with external local and national partners.
  • Teaching expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health at a tertiary level and experience in innovation in teaching to support students to maximise their learning.
  • Oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including evidence of the ability to develop, establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and external partners.
  • Identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (desirable)
  • Qualifications and/or registration as a health professional (desirable)

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • 6 weeks annual leave for NT employees
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities across 12 locations in rural South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 
  • Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid 'Working with Children Clearance' (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Karla Canuto

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible.

Applications to be submitted before 11:59 pm:

11 Dec 2022

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.