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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Indigenous and Australian Studies (Indigenous Identified)

Employer
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Location
Adelaide, Australia
Salary
$106,403 to $149,331 p.a
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

Position Details

About the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

At the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences we inspire ground-breaking ways of viewing the world. Encompassing teaching and research activities in history and archaeology, social sciences, language, literature and culture, and the creative arts, the College aim to bring together high profile interdisciplinary and disciplinary projects dedicated to major cultural, environmental, geographical, historical, and social challenges of our time.

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

About the Role

The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Indigenous and Australian Studies to join the talented academic team at Flinders University.

Working closely within a supportive and inclusive culture, the successful Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in Indigenous and Australian Studies.

The teaching component of this balanced role will focus on the planning and delivery of topics, development of teaching materials, multi-mode teaching delivery and other innovative and contemporary teaching and learning strategies, appropriate for the discipline.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will make independent high-quality contributions to research and/or creative activity, through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition and research student supervision. You will also be required to strengthen existing partnerships and explore new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and research outcomes for the University.

About You

Candidates will be determined to be suitable for Level B or Level C positions depending on their relevant experience. The successful candidate for a Lecturer position in Indigenous and Australian Studies will demonstrate:

As the Lecturer in Indigenous and Australian Studies, you will have:

  • Completion, or near-completion of a PhD in a field related to an area of the College’s teaching and research. Or an equivalent qualification and relevant experience.
  • Evidence of community leadership and scholarly engagement with local, national and international Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander/ Indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in the College, including evidence of quality publications that may include conference presentations, book chapters, monograph and/or Q1 journal publications, and attraction of external competitive grants.

As the Senior Lecturer in Indigenous and Australian Studies, you will have:

  • Completion of a PhD related to an area of the College’s teaching and research, or equivalent qualification and relevant experience.
  • Evidence of community leadership and scholarly engagement with local, national and international Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander/Indigenous communities.
  • Significant track record and demonstrated evidence of successful relevant teaching experience at tertiary level, including responsibility for topic coordination, course coordination and curriculum design.
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students to successful completion.

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

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
  • 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 including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

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 
  • The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Proof of Aboriginality document must be provided prior to commencement. 

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Certification

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

20 Mar 2024

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.

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