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Lecturer in Aboriginal Health (Academic Level A)

Adelaide, Australia
$96,929 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing date
30 Jun 2024
  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples only - Full-time, continuing position
  • Based in UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance at the City East campus
  • Commencement Salary: $96,929 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

As the Lecturer in Aboriginal Health, you will be responsible for contributing to the teaching, scholarship, research and professional activities of the Allied Health & Human Performance academic unit. 

You will focus primarily on Aboriginal Health curriculum development and pedagogies, as well as the provision of advice on these areas in relation to the Academic Unit’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

About UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance 

UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance offers a wide range of degrees and conducts research in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation sciences, medical sonography, speech pathology, clinical exercise physiology, exercise and nutrition, health sciences, public health, exercise and sport science, and human movement.

Core Responsibilities

  • Apply research and scholarship to the development of courses, including investigating and developing alternative teaching methods and the initiation and development of new material
  • Maintain and strive to improve the quality of courses as measured with a variety of evaluation instruments
  • Conduct research and scholarly activity (independently or as a member of a team) which will result in publications in refereed journals and in presenting conference papers at seminars
  • Create, foster and enhance local, national and international links with relevant professional, university and community bodies that assist in the advancement of University and Academic Unit objectives

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting on the learning of Aboriginal tertiary students from diverse backgrounds and a detailed knowledge of and familiarity with Aboriginal communities
  • A bachelor degree in a Health-related field and relevant industry/discipline experience in Aboriginal culture/health/research
  • Ability to undertake a range of teaching duties including the preparation of appropriate teaching materials and resources
  • High level written and oral communication skills and the capability to use the necessary digital techniques required for effective curriculum delivery
  • The ability to enhance the research profile of the Academic Unit through collaborative research


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 
  • Employee assistance and development programs 
  • Staff study support 
  • A variety of leave arrangements including four weeks recreation leave per annum, plus additional leave 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 Sara Heidrich, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 6216. 

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 30 June 2024

Applications will only be considered from Australian Aboriginal Peoples for this position, under special measures pursuant to Section 56 part 2 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984 (as amended) (SA). You will be required to provide evidence of your Aboriginal heritage in your online form.


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