Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Studies, Level B/C

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
03 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2018
Ref
503571
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Seeking a suitably qualified Indigenous Australian academic with a strong research and teaching record in Indigenous Studies.

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future. Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Department of Indigenous Studies is situated within the Faculty of Arts. Our academic programs include an Indigenous Studies major, the distance mode Master of Indigenous Education and a higher degree research program. We are seeking a dynamic Indigenous academic to teach online units in the Masters of Indigenous Education including the units Education in Indigenous Communities and The History of Indigenous Education. This position will also contribute to the research focus of the department including undertaking research and participating in community engagement and service activities related to Indigenous education within the Faculty.

The role

We are seeking a suitably qualified Indigenous academic to be involved in teaching Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education units, to contribute to the research focus of the department including undertaking research and applying for research funding and to undertake community engagement and service activities related to Indigenous education within the Faculty.

Appointments will be at Level B or Level C depending on experience and track record.

Selection Criteria

To be considered, applicants must identify which level of appointment they are applying for and respond to the relevant selection criteria below in their CV and a 1-2 page cover letter.

For level B Applicants:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Heritage;
  • Postgraduate qualifications in a related area, and commencement of a PhD;
  • Demonstrated research and publication history;
  • Demonstrated ability to write grants and secure research funding;
  • Demonstrated experience to effectively teach Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Education in the tertiary education sector, including an ability to develop and lead scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Experience undertaking community engagement activities, particularly in Indigenous community contexts;
  • Demonstrated capacity for teamwork and a collegial attitude.

For level C Applicants:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Heritage;
  • PhD in Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Education or a related field;
  • Research leadership in the discipline of Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Education, demonstrating research quality and impact;
  • Excellent track record of research publications;
  • Experience securing research funding;
  • Demonstrated capacity to supervise higher degree research students;
  • Demonstrated experience to effectively teach Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Education in the tertiary education sector, including an ability to develop and lead scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Experience undertaking community engagement activities, particularly in Indigenous community contexts;
  • Demonstrated capacity for teamwork and a collegial attitude.

Salary Package:  from $99,879 - $118,174 (Level B), or $121,953 - $140,246 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Enquiries: Professor Bronwyn Carlson, Head of Department, Indigenous Studies at bronwyn.carlson@mq.edu.au

Applications Close:  Sunday 1 April 2018 at 11:55pm

Aboriginality/Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualiļ¬cation for this position and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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