Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UTS Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK)

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK) is seeking to recruit an Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

The Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK) is an Indigenous academic centre of expertise at the University of Technology Sydney. CAIK was established in 2015, with a core business focus on the implementation of Indigenous Graduate Attributes. It currently houses three senior Indigenous academics, one administrator and ten Higher Degree Research (HDR) students.

As the Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow, you will be required to conduct significant work on an Australian Research Council (ARC).

Specifically, you will:

  • Play a key role in the Walan Mayiny grant – including the collection of data, analysis and dissemination of findings (e.g. through publications and presentations).
  • Apply for external grant funding
  • Attend regular committee and staff meetings
  • Publish in appropriate scholarly journals and books
  • Present at conferences and at internal or other seminars and events
  • Contribute guest lectures, where appropriate
  • Contribute to research degree supervision, where appropriate

As this is an identified role pursuant to the exemption granted to UTS under s126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), we will only consider applications for this position from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander* candidates.

* For administrative purposes, the Commonwealth has defined an Australian Aboriginal person and/or Torres Strait Islander as someone meeting all three of the criteria below:

  • Be a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • Be accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives.

As the successful applicant, you should have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant  discipline (e.g. Education, Indigenous Studies or other Humanities discipline).
  • Knowledge of ethical research practices when working with Indigenous people and communities.

As the successful applicant, you will be appointed to the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges which is positioned in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For more information about CAIK please go to

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $100923 - $115486 (Level B).

This role attracts 17%superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.

Whilst as Australia’s premier city, Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for quality-of-living.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 24 months.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC105006, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC105006.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Monday 19th March at 11.59pm AEST.

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.