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Lecturer Indigenous Knowledges

£57488.08 - £67990.71 per annum + 17% super
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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  • Continuous, Full Time

  • Classification ACLEB | $104,000 - $123,000 plus 17% employer superannuation contributions

  • Periodic salary increases between 1 July 2024 to 1 July 2026 totalling 10% increase!

  • Salary Packaging opportunities

  • Ref: JR101925

This position is an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander position. Pursuant to Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, only suitable Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates will be considered.

Murdoch University acknowledges the valuable perspectives, skills and experiences that people from different backgrounds bring to strengthen its workforce. We are committed to enhancing diversity in all its forms and strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates, including people of diverse genders, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and with disability.

About Us

The School of Indigenous Knowledges (SIK) delivers a multi-disciplinary program that exemplifies best practice in the teaching and learning of Indigenous Knowledges, grounded in local Noongar ways of knowing, doing and being. The School was launched in 2023 and is building its operations across undergraduate and postgraduate program delivery. Being Aboriginal-led and underpinned by the principles of truth-telling and social justice, the School aligns with Murdoch University's commitment to reconciliation. The Lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges will play a key role in the building of this new School and in the delivery of its programs.

The School of Indigenous Knowledges is co-located with the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch's leading initiative to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation higher education and promotes flexible work arrangements and employee cultural safety.

The Role

The position provides meaningful contributions to the School, College, University, and profession through teaching, research, and service in the field of Indigenous Knowledges. You will deliver a program that exemplifies best practice in the teaching and learning of Indigenous Knowledges, grounded in Noongar ways of knowing, doing, and being, and that is underpinned by the principles of truth-telling and social justice.

You will be supported to develop and produce scholarly and/or non-traditional research outputs, and will provide the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from the world-class Aboriginal Culture, Education and Equity (ACCE) Research Lab.

Further key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Preparation and delivery of classes in a range of face-to-face, online, and blended modes, working independently and with others,

  • Design and coordinate undergraduate and postgraduate units, ensuring they meet the teaching and learning plans of the School,

  • Mark and moderate assessments, provide prompt and meaningful feedback to students,

  • Participate in curriculum design, review and renewal at the School and College levels,

  • Contribute actively and meaningfully to the development of the School and its relationships within the University and with First Nations communities.

What you'll bring to this role

  • Completed or be undertaking a higher degree research program in a relevant discipline, or demonstrated equivalent knowledge and/or experience relevant to the position,

  • Demonstrated experience or capability of working meaningfully with First Nations communities,

  • Ability to deliver high quality student experiences in all facets of learning,

  • Demonstrated ability to teach Indigenous content, including Indigenous theory and methods of knowledge production,

  • Ability to engage meaningfully in research endeavours, working independently and/or as part of a team,

  • Capacity to work sensitively and in a culturally safe way when working with a diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further details on the work requirements, duties, skills and experience required for this role. Applicants must have valid work rights.

What you'll get in return

You will be part of a vibrant and talented team, work in an innovative and lively university community, and enjoy the benefits that come with working at Murdoch.

Our people enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Paid leave entitlements

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Salary packaging options

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Gym, Vet Hospital and Chiropractic Clinic

To Apply

Please apply by submitting the following documents in a combined, PDF file:

  • A covering letter in which you comprehensively address the selection criteria (with reference to the Position Description); and

  • Your most recent resume (CV)

Please view the position description here.

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted. Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Position contact: Jenna Woods, Interim Dean of Indigenous Knowledges, .

Closing date: 28/07/2024 (11:59pm AWST)

The University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.

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