Deputy Head of Centre

Location
Stirling, Australia
Posted
18 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2017
Ref
368/2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • KURONGKURL KATITJIN
  • MOUNT LAWLEY CAMPUS
  • $141,569 - $155,963 LEVEL D OR $182,362 LEVEL E
  • FULL TIME, FIXED TERM 5 YEARS
  • COMMENCING JANUARY 2018 OR AS NEGOTIATED

Overview

Are you able to make a difference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' participation and success in higher education? 

Edith Cowan University is looking for a suitably qualified academic leader as its Deputy for its renowned Centre for Indigenous Education and Research, Kurongkurl Katitjin. It is intended that the suitable candidate will successfully shadow and transition fully to the Head of Centre role by 2019.

By attracting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ECU, this challenging and rewarding role will improve participation, retention and graduation outcomes, while strengthening Kurongkurl Katitjin’s capability for teaching and research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture across the University. 

As Deputy Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, you will: 

  • Lead and advise on strategies to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and support success across the diverse disciplines at ECU; 
  • Enhance local, regional and national relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider community to improve education outcomes; 
  • Establish strong and lasting industry links that enhance teaching and research programs; and  
  • Provide innovative leadership and guidance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture across teaching, research and engagement.

You will be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as provided for under the Equal Opportunity Act (WA) 1984, Section 50D, with a strong motivation and relevant background to make a difference in Aboriginal education, affairs and the broader community.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $141,569 - $155,963 (Level D) or $182,362 (Level E) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Future Staff website.

Contact

Interested applicants are welcome to call Professor Colleen Hayward AM on 08 9370 6689 for more information.

How to Apply

Please upload your resume along with a statement addressing the Selection Criteria.  

Closing Date:

Applications close on Sunday 5 November 2017 at 11:30 pm WST.

PLEASE NOTE:

IT IS A GENUINE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS POSITION THAT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE BE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AS PER SECTION 50D OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT 1984.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE RELEVANT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.