Teaching Associate in Treaty

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super
21 May 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term until December 2024
Faculty: Arts
Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Arts & The Australian Centre

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.

The Australian Centre is a research hub focusing on settler colonialism and its institutions, promoting critical examination and more just relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Australia. With a rich program of research, events, education, and partnerships, the Centre aims to deepen our understanding of colonial history and contribute to the transformation of the nation.

About the Role

The Australian Centre is seeking a Teaching Specialist for their Treaty Education Program. This role involves collaborating with the Lecturer in Treaty to develop the curriculum, deliver webinars, assessments, and student consultations, and contribute to teaching and learning initiatives. The ideal candidate will align with the Centre's philosophical approach and receive support, guidance, and professional development opportunities.

Applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, are strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of exemplary learning and teaching resources which enhance the engagement experiences of a diverse cohort of students
  • Contribute to teaching excellence within the Australian Centre including supporting the coordination of subjects, preparation and conduct of webinars and MicroCerts
  • Advise on the diversification of the educational materials to consider, and embed, Indigenous perspectives and approaches where appropriate

Join us as a Teaching Specialist in the Australian Centre, working closely with the Lecturer in Treaty. Enhance the student experience by developing engaging learning resources, incorporating Indigenous perspectives, and providing effective teaching support. Contribute to curriculum coordination, assessments, and continuous professional development in alignment with Faculty expectations.

About You

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational abilities, and the capability to work both independently and collaboratively. You will maintain positive working relationships and professionalism across all levels of the organization and interpret relevant policies and procedures effectively.

You will also: 

  • Have completed or be near completion of a Doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline 
  • Be prepared to successfully complete all the University’s required core compliance training programs 
  • Have demonstrated experience of teaching diverse groups of students in a range of delivery modes

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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

Benefits of Working with Us

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

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • 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, visit

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Applications close: 12 June 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: 0059562_Teaching Associate in Treaty (Teaching Specialist)_PD.pdf

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