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Lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges and Culture (Identified)

Employer
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Location
Katherine, Australia
Salary
$106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Position Details

  • Fixed term until December 2024 | 0.5FTE
  • Academic Level B | $106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
  • Location: Katherine / Jawoyn, Dagoman and Wardaman Country
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About Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT

At Flinders Rural and Remote Health 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 pathway and localised context education sessions (Remote Health Practice program), provides workforce development through Indigenous health and clinical skills training, and 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 communities.

About the Role

The Lecturer will contribute to quality research and the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of courses in Indigenous knowledges and culture. This includes the development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials, examinations, and placement education. The incumbent will also strengthen and explore partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and research outcomes for the University.

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 s57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1995 (NT). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is recognised as such by an appropriate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander body, preferably within the Katherine region.
  • Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification with experience in some branch of Indigenous studies/education
  • Evidence of community recognition of Indigenous knowledges and practices
  • Independent innovation in learning, teaching and research activities in areas of Indigenous health issues, cultural safety, justice reinvestment and primary health care and population health
  • Strong research background in an area aligned with research strengths including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.

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
  • 6 weeks annual leave.

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.

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.
  • NT Identified Positions: 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 s57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1995 (NT). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.
  • Proof of Aboriginality document must be provided prior to commencement.

How to Apply and Information

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Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

19 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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