Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Education

Melbourne, Australia
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time


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Melbourne Graduate School of Education

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. (Level B) or $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% superannuation  

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is committed to being a centre of Indigenous educational excellence, and aims to develop, monitor and support the implementation of a School-wide vision and strategy to optimize Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student participation, engagement and success in Australia’s education system.

The MGSE is seeking an academic to work in Indigenous education and establish a research and teaching centre in international and Australian Indigenous education. In order to make the Indigenous context more central to our research profile we are seeking an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander at academic level Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in this field.

This position is a strategic appointment in developing and growing research and teaching in this field. As the successful candidate, you will be among a cohort of indigenous scholars at the University of Melbourne and will be supported to grow academically. You will be a member of a team in contributing to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s major outcome in ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education research impacts on the international Indigenous research literature.

As the successful candidate, you will be required to contribute to teaching, research, supervision, and knowledge transfer in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, and contribute and support other subject areas where appropriate. You will be familiar with current developments and policy debates relating to Indigenous education in schools in Australia. There will be an opportunity to collaborate with and contribute to other centres with an Indigenous education focus across the university.

If you can demonstrate your expertise in these areas, you are encouraged to apply for the position and join a team of highly talented and innovative staff at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

The appointed at either Academic Level B or Level C will depend upon the Selection Committee’s assessment of the level of academic achievement of the individual. We welcome applications from both new graduates and experienced academics.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits 


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 18 Mar 2018                 

Position Description and Selection Criteria


For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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