Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Research

Canberra, Australia
07 May 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As Australia’s national university, the ANU has a particular responsibility towards improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Addressing the disproportionate and unacceptable burden of illness and disability experienced by Indigenous Australians is a necessary part of fulfilling the vision and commitment to reconciliation outlined in the ANU Strategic Plan 2017-2021.

Excellent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research that provides direct evidence to improve health policy, services, diagnostics, therapeutics and outcomes is a critical part of this goal. This can only be realised through meaningful engagement and partnership with, and leadership by, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Building on this mandate, the ANU is uniquely placed to contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. ANU has a reputation for outstanding and independent multidisciplinary research and is in close proximity to national Indigenous health policy, community and practice organisations. Initial planning and foundation work has commenced to bring these advantages and attributes together to create a strategic, sustainable and Indigenous-led initiative in Aboriginal and Torres Islander health research. 

The University invites expressions of interest from researchers in relevant disciplines that are aligned with the University’s research priority areas and can contribute to the Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Initiative going forward, as well as a willingness to contribute to teaching in Indigenous Studies.

Positions are available in any relevant discipline, at levels A-E, in one of the seven ANU Colleges or the National Centre for Indigenous Studies. Applications suitable for appointment at level D/E to lead the Indigenous Health and Wellbeing initiative, in collaboration with existing Indigenous focused research groups at the ANU, are particularly welcome.

There is no closing date. Expressions of interest will be considered as received and should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research and teaching experience and interests. Please submit your application via the ANU Jobs webpage.

For further information, please contact A/Professor Ray Lovett, Research School of Population Health (  02 6125 5619), or Professor Margaret Harding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) ( 02 6125 8487).

* This is an Identified Position(s) in accordance with the University’s Identified Position Policy and only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply.