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Associate Professor/Professor in First Nations Health (Identified)

Adelaide, Australia
$155,839 - $200,073
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

Position Details

The successful candidate will be appointed to either Level D or E, depending on experience. If you would like to be considered for a specific level, please indicate in your Capabilities Statement, and address the specific level Key Position Capabilities.

Public Health Discipline

The Flinders Public Health Discipline aims to promote healthy people, healthy communities, and healthy environments. We are driven by our values of social justice, health equity and excellence; and work by leading collaboration and responsively approaching education, research, and engagement. We are made up of eight disciplines: Population Health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Biostatistics, Health Economics, Behavioural Health, Injury Studies, Point of Care Testing and National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCTEA). We have close ties with research and education across Medicine, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in ensuring equity to build community health. We have a growing team of over 100 exceptional staff, both professional and academic, in a range of balanced, teaching specialist and research only roles. We support our staff to be their best, to deliver high-quality education and world-class research.

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 Professor Role

The Professor will lead their own program of research including taking a strong leadership role with Early Career Researchers and Middle Career Researchers, attracting competitive research grants and other sources of funding and publishing manuscripts in high impact journals. They will also provide leadership and the delivery of key aspects of our public health education program of topics within the suite of education programs, including innovative teaching and learning strategies, curriculum design, pedagogical development, topic delivery and assessment. You will be required to provide leadership in strengthening existing and exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders and industry which have potential for enhancing teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for Flinders.

The Professor will advance the College in its reputation as a centre of excellence in education and research, both nationally and internationally, and advance the development of the discipline of Public Health more broadly.

The Professor will make a significant contribution to leadership and managerial activities of the College and/or University and be recognised for their contribution to the profession at the local, national and international level.

About the Associate Professor Role

Under broad supervision, the Associate Professor will provide leadership in the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of education programs, including development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and may be involved in placement education. The incumbent will be involved in leading high-quality research, including attracting competitive research grants and other sources of funding, publishing manuscripts in high impact journals, mentoring of early-career researchers and supervision of research higher degree students.

Associate Professors at Flinders University also provide transformational leadership and dedicated service for the University and the broader community beyond their leadership within their academic fields and disciplines.

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.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD (or equivalent qualification for A/Prof role)
  • Demonstrated evidence of a distinguished and active track record of teaching expertise in Public Health at tertiary level, including a leadership role in international delivery and /or collaboration
  • Demonstrated excellence in the supervision of honours and research higher degree students, or in building capacity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education or research
  • Contribution to the discipline and/or profession within a relevant external professional domain and within a wider community context at local, national and international level
  • Evidence of educational leadership relevant to teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrated experience leading innovation and inspiring excellence amongst colleagues
  • Significant experience in curriculum development and teaching methodology for topics and programs of study, including reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.

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 

As this position is open exclusively to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, a Proof of Aboriginality document must be provided prior to commencement.

How to Apply and Information


Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

07 July 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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