Associate Lecturer, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Aboriginal Studies

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 12 Jun 2023

  • Full-Time, Continuing
  • Hybrid working opportunity, position located at Melbourne, Bundoora Campus
  • Generous package, including 17% Superannuation and a range of employee benefits

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks a qualified scholar to contribute to outstanding teaching and research within Aboriginal Studies. La Trobe University has a longstanding and ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through teaching and learning, research and community partnerships across all of our campuses. La Trobe seeks to lift rates of student participation, aspiration and success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as well as shape public policy debates towards creating a more just and equitable society.

About the position

Aboriginal Studies at La Trobe University is multi-disciplinary and is located within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. While the Aboriginal Studies Program is located within the Department of Social Inquiry,  we welcome applicants with expertise in any cognate field in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

This position contributes to the expansion of the School and University’s capacity to deliver a high-quality program of teaching and learning in Aboriginal Studies as well as support the development of Aboriginal Australian research capacity. The successful candidate will work alongside academics in Aboriginal Studies and across the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to deliver core subjects in the Aboriginal Studies major and conduct independent and/or collaborative research.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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).

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. 

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How to apply

Closing date:  Monday, 12th June 2023 by 11:55pm (Melbourne time)

Position Enquiries:  Raelene Wilding, Head of Department, Social Inquiry


Recruitment Enquiries:  Bianca Trajanov, Talent Acquisition Consultant


Position Description below:

 PD - Associate Lecturer, Aboriginal Studies.pdf

 PD- Lecturer, Aboriginal Studies.pdf

 PD - Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal Studies.pdf

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;

This is an identified Indigenous position and in accordance with La Trobe University policies and procedures confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage will be required as part of the application.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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