Associate Lecturer in Riawunna

Launceston, Australia
$64,826 to $86,606
29 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

These are identified positions. Applicants must of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. Exemption is claimed under Section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1988 (TAS). Applicants must provide eligibility documentation with the application, and must be able to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the Selection Criteria.

The positions, one based in Hobart and one in Launceston, will contribute to teaching in Riawunna's murina Program, UPP, Bachelor of General Studies, and Bachelor of Philosophy and will involve teaching in line with the SERS strategic plan, the Riawunna Plan 2016-2018 and the Strategic Plan for Aboriginal Engagement. At the core of the strategic directions is the commitment to increase higher education participation and promote student transition, engagement and learning and ultimately the retention and success for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

In the role you will:

  • Work in collaboration to design units that have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island content for the murina Program, UPP, Bachelor of General Studies and the Bachelor of Philosophy; to deliver lectures, tutorials and other learning opportunities for face to face and online delivery.
  • To work within the University's academic expectations of research, teaching, community and internal service.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of scholarship in academic learning and teaching in higher education, and undertake research either independently or in collaboration with others.
  • Provide high level support to Riawunna team members and Elders; including NAIDOC Week activities, Orientation Week and other UTAS events that include the Riawunna Centre.
  • Engage in appropriate professional development to inform and ensure the quality and ongoing improvement of learning and teaching.

You will be employed on a full-time, 2 year fixed term basis.

To be considered, you will have:

  • To be considered for this role you will have evidence of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Evidence of eligibility is based on the three tiered criteria for Aboriginality used by Commonwealth and State Government Agencies and as defined by Federal Court decisions.
  • A post graduate qualification or progress towards research higher degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, facilitate and deliver academic units with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge.
  • Extensive knowledge and awareness of issues facing the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community and demonstrated relationships with Tasmanian Aboriginal Community members, Organisations and Programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, facilitate and deliver academic units with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge. Demonstrated understanding of issues related to education attainment and post-school participation in education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with teaching experience in a diverse range of settings, including individually and in both small and large classes and blended learning environments.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $94, 834 comprising base salary within the range of $64,826 to $86,606 plus 9.5% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Caroline Spotswood, Head of Service - Riawunna, / 03 6226 8542.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Sunday, 11 December 2016.