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Academic Facilitator, National Centre for Cultural Competence

Camperdown, Australia
$83,454 - $112,462 Base Salary + 17% Superannuation
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Job Details

  • Delivering education programs within the National Centre of Cultural Competence, DVC Indigenous Strategy and Services
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Part- time (17.5 hours/week) 1-year fixed term, Academic Level A, $83,454 - $112,462 Base Salary + 17% Superannuation + Leave Loading

About the opportunity

As the Academic Facilitator you will work with senior academics to support education programs and the teaching, learning and research efforts of the National Centre of Cultural Competence (NCCC), DVC Indigenous Strategy and Services.

The NCCC was established to 'inform, shape and promote local, national and global cultural competence narratives, action and capability.' The NCCC makes a specific contribution to the University's efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and outcomes in higher education by increasing the capacity of the University of Sydney and the Australian higher education sector more generally to design, implement and evaluate culturally competent higher education and to graduate culturally competent Australians able to contribute to social, cultural, political and economic development in an increasingly diverse and globally connected community. The NCCC also embraces the implications of cultural competence for culturally and linguistically diverse communities and in doing so the NCCC aims to make a substantial contribution to building the cultural capabilities of our society.

In this important role you will contribute to a range of activities including:

  • teaching and facilitation in NCCC education programs including workshops, online courses and other programs
  • contributing to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • contributing to the strategic goals of the University to embed cultural competence into curriculum and provide cultural competence education and training University staff and students
  • engagement beyond the University by developing profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities

About you

  • a PhD or progression towards a PhD
  • experience in facilitating workshops in cultural competence for a variety of educational settings
  • experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by teaching in a variety of settings
  • an understanding of cultural competence and commitment to Aboriginal cultures and society and demonstrated superior experience working and communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and racially marginalised people, government, industry and civil society
  • a developing knowledge and understanding of contemporary pedagogical practice and design
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters
  • accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.

To be considered for this role, it is essential to address below Selection Criteria in your Cover Letter:

  • Demonstrate your experience in cultural competence education.
  • Demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of cultural competence and what it means to you?
  • Your commitment and experience of working and communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and racially marginalised people, government, industry and civil society

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check Clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter) must be submitted via the link above.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact:

Nicole Cunningham (Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations) on +61 449973799 or by email

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Applications Close

Saturday 27 April 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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