Lecturer in Australian Indigenous Studies
School of Culture and Communication
Faculty of Arts
Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).
Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
We are seeking a person able to enrich and advance the School of Culture and Communication’s contributions to Australian Indigenous Studies. The appointee will have expertise and publications in areas of Australian Indigenous Studies that complement and enhance the work undertaken in this field by members of our staff within one of the discipline areas within the School.
The incumbent will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher, who is able to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of Australian Indigenous studies in subjects available within the School of Culture and Communication; assist in the development of new subjects as appropriate; make a significant contribution to the research reputation of the School; foster engagement links with external communities/networks/partners; and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.
The successful candidate will also be required to actively contribute to the Faculty’s overall plan for further developing and diversifying Indigenous curriculum and research.
The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, creative writing, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, the Research Unit in Public Cultures. More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.
One of the largest Schools in the Faculty of Arts, we contribute exciting majors and subjects to the Bachelor of Arts, as well as offering unique Masters level courses that lead towards professional vocations in publishing, writing, museums and galleries, and other arts and media institutions. Our extensive doctoral program includes coursework, as well as many opportunities to participate in reading groups, seminars, conferences and other events that augment the intellectual values of the School.
Our School considers the public life of the humanities an enduring tradition that enriches contemporary society, and we have many community and industry partnerships through which we engage with a wider audience.
Close date: 1 Jan 2018
Position Description and Selection Criteria
For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria