Lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Murdoch, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Jun 2023

16 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Religious sciences
Language sciences
Ethics in social sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

12 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Fixed Term (12 months), Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Classification ACLEB | $99,000 - $117,000 plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Salary Packaging opportunities
  • Ref: JR100865

The position is an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander position. Pursuant to a Section 50 (d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, only applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates will be considered.

About Us

The School of Indigenous Knowledges (SIK) is a multi-disciplinary school based within the College of Law, Arts and Social Sciences that aims to introduce students to Indigenous Knowledges across a range of topics including health sciences, education, physical sciences, and social sciences.

We challenge the notion that Indigenous Studies should be purely a social science discipline 'about' our culture(s) and politics, and instead aim to teach students knowledge that has been generated Indigenous peoples.

The Role

The position provides meaningful contributions to the School, College, University, and profession through teaching, research, and service in the field of Indigenous Knowledges. Utilising an innovative and engaging curriculum, topics such as Two-Way Science, Indigenous Wellbeing, and Indigenous History and Contemporary Culture will be examined. Further, there is an expectation to perform a range of administrative and service function tasks within the College and across the University.

The role also provides the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from the world-class Aboriginal Culture, Education and Equity (ACCE) Research Lab, should this be of interest to the successful applicant.

On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Design and coordinate undergraduate and postgraduate units and ensure they are in accordance with the teaching and learning plans of the school.
  • Prepare and deliver classes in a range of face-to-face, online, and blended modes, undertaking lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical classes, and student cultural immersion activities.
  • Mark and moderate assessments and provide meaningful feedback to students.
  • Participate in curriculum review and renewal at the School and College levels.
  • Supervise honours and/or postgraduate research from proposal to examination; and examine honours and/or postgraduate research theses.
  • Engage in independent and/or team research to produce quality and impactful research outcomes.

What you'll bring to this role

  • Completed (or currently undertaking) a Higher Degree Research program or have equivalent experience in Indigenous Knowledges, which could include Indigenous Science, Humanities, or Indigenous Health, which will position you to teach into a broad range of units within the School of Indigenous Knowledges.
  • Engagement with high quality independent research, with an established record of scholarly publications, with the capacity to apply for and attract research funding.
  • Ability to work under broad direction and take initiative in undertaking responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Indigenous content including Indigenous theory and methods of knowledge production, with the ability to promote innovative teaching practices.
  • Ability to work sensitively and in a culturally safe manner.
  • Capacity to engage with the community to promote University programs in Indigenous Knowledges.

Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further details on the work requirements, duties, skills and experience required for this role. Applicants must have valid work rights.

What you'll get in return

You will be part of a vibrant and talented team, work in an innovative school that is led by Aboriginal people and provides a culturally safe environments and enjoy the benefits that come with working at Murdoch.

Our people enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Gym, Vet Hospital and Chiropractic Clinic

To Apply

Please apply by submitting the documents below:

  • A cover letter including a statement addressing the selection criteria (with reference to the Position Description )
  • Your most recent resume (CV)

Please view the position description here .

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted. Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Position contact: Associate Professor Bep Uink, Dean of Indigenous Knowledges,

Closing date: 12 June 2023 (11:59pm AWST)

The University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.

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Murdoch, Australia

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