Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research - Indigenous

Updated: 9 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1220327
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Curtin University are committed to embedding voices and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at the forefront of our decision making to create an environment in which everyone thrives. 

The Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Indigenous (ADVCR-I) will provide strategic leadership and expertise regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and ways of working within the office of the DVCR.

The ADVCR-I will be the key contact point and leader for Indigenous Research at Curtin, with the responsibility for further developing the Indigenous Research strategy and framework, guiding Curtin to ensure an inclusive approach to research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and that this research is executed appropriately and with cultural sensitivity.

Working closely with senior University leaders, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS), the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Indigenous Engagement, the Deans Indigenous Engagement in each faculty and the Research office to ensure the entire university prioritises Indigenous engagement, experience and outcomes at Curtin University.

The successful candidate will possess a strong academic background with significant research achievements coupled with a proven track record of grant success, strategy development and program experience. It is essential that the incoming ADVCR-I has an established profile in and has made significant contributions to Indigenous engagement and research across the higher education sector. Respectful leadership, negotiation and communication skills will be essential to the success of this role with the ability in influence at a senior level within Indigenous and non-indigenous contexts.

This position provides an opportunity to work in a supportive team at Curtin, walking in two worlds, where reciprocity is highly valued. Engaging with a number of key communities ensuring Aboriginal perspectives, knowledges and ways of being are fostered.

Why Choose Us?

We are a dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant Bentley campus includes a gym, childcare, medical centre, art gallery, hotel, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, accessible parking, and excellent public transport connections.
Aside from the vibrant campus life, we offer:

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options*, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
  • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days)*, Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
  • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be* eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin’s wellbeing locations at

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To apply for the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research - Indigenous, please ensure your application includes:

  • a cover letter
  • a copy of your current CV
  • statement addressing the selection criteria in the Position Description to allow us to assess your suitability for this role

To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

Applications close: Thursday 11th July 6pm AWST

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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