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Research Fellow, School of Indigenous Studies

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$108,509 – $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

School of Indigenous Studies

  • Level B, full-time appointment on fixed term basis for 12 months  
  • Base salary range: $108,509 – $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health within the School of Indigenous Studies brings together the University’s expertise, programs and resources in a strong collaborative partnership focused on a central theme for Aboriginal peoples and communities - Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives. The Centre aims to drive a transformative intergenerational Aboriginal health research agenda, which delivers tangible, measurable health outcomes and services directly to Aboriginal peoples and communities.

The School of Indigenous Studies aims to achieve excellence and equity in all aspects of higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The School offers an Aboriginal Orientation Course, a schools' Outreach programme and provides ongoing support for Indigenous students enrolled in mainstream university studies. The School offers an Indigenous Studies’ major, and is a strong advocate for the development of Indigenous cultural competency policy, education and training at state, national and international levels.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under the direction of the Chief Investigators, Professor Pat Dudgeon and Professor Helen Milroy, conduct research on the Medical Research Future Funds, Million Minds Mission project (Million Minds), “Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing”.

The project works collaboratively with Indigenous service users, families and communities, to develop clinically and culturally capable Indigenous mental health service models to support 1) access to and effectiveness of clinical treatment and cultural healers; 2) support mainstream services to work better across cultural and experiential differences; and 3) integrate mental health, wellbeing, alcohol and drug, suicide and social and cultural support service responses through multidisciplinary teams.

Under the broad direction of Chief Investigators on the Million Minds project, you will research and collaborate independently with colleagues based at UWA and within Indigenous and research organisations located around Australia. You will work with key stakeholder groups including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, peak bodies, policymakers, clinicians, and scientists.

You will be required to mentor, supervise, and facilitate students, post-graduate researchers, and collaborate with community partners on projects related to this research.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description - [Research Fellow] [517006].pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 5 May 2024.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


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