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Pro Vice Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy

Adelaide, Australia
Competitive salary plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
10 Jul 2024
  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples only
  • Three-year, fixed term contract based in Chancellery at the City West campus
  • Competitive salary plus 17% superannuation

About the Role

The Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy is responsible for advancing and overseeing the University’s Aboriginal:  

  • Student recruitment and transition initiatives
  • Student engagement and support strategies 
  • Education strategy
  • Research strategy
  • Employment strategy
  • Community leadership, outreach, and engagement strategies

In collaboration with the Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT), this role will enable the University to enhance the supports provided for our Aboriginal students and staff and strengthen our position as the University of Choice for Aboriginal Peoples in South Australia and beyond.  

Essential Requirements and Experience 

There are several initiatives that ensure a welcoming, supportive, inclusive and culturally safe workplace, such as the Aboriginal staff network, mentorship program, flexible work arrangements, cultural leave provisions and professional development opportunities.

UniSA is seeking a high-performing and proven team player who embraces diversity and inclusion in all their interactions with staff and students. We are looking for someone who has extensive experience in a senior leadership capacity with demonstrated cultural competence and collaboration with others in managing complex issues and delivering appropriate solutions within a culturally safe and respectful environment, along with a deep understanding of Aboriginal culture, history, and the specific issues facing Aboriginal communities.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for a trusted and respected leader who takes accountability for the delivery of quality and excellence in all that they do. The successful applicant will be able to respond rapidly to emerging internal and external challenges, anticipating and interpreting uncertainty to provide clear direction for their teams. 

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Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Professional Development funding for newly appointed Aboriginal staff 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions  
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership 
  • A variety of leave arrangements including four weeks recreation leave per annum, plus additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results. 

Start Your Unstoppable Career

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only.

Please address your cover letter to Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington AO, Standing Acting Vice Chancellor. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, contact Ms Gill Norrington, Deputy Director: People Services via email at using job reference number 5672

Applications will only be considered from Australian Aboriginal Peoples for this position, under special measures pursuant to Section 56 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act (SA) 1984. You will be required to provide evidence of your Aboriginal heritage in your online application form.

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How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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