Lecturer Indigenous Knowledges and Culture

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide Mail Centre, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-Term until Dec 2024 | Full-Time
Academic Level B
Salary Range:
$101,724 - $120,380
Reporting To:
Deputy Dean, Rural and Remote Health
College of Medicine and Public Health
The incumbent will possess cultural authority and will deliver education relating to Central Australian Indigenous knowledges and cultural practices and will contribute to the orientation of students to Indigenous cultures and contexts while on placement.
The incumbent will facilitate academic and logistic support to Indigenous students in Central Australia and will play an integral role for Flinders engagement with community including consultation. This position is essential to building a culturally responsive health workforce for the Northern Territory and achieving the aims of Flinders Reconciliation Action Plan.
The Lecturer, Indigenous Knowledges and Culture will report to the Deputy Dean, Rural and Remote Health. The incumbent will work closely with academic, research and professional staff to support and participate in the education team and cultivate relationships with program coordinators and course directors within Flinders University.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer Indigenous Knowledges and Culture will be accountable for:

  • Facilitating teaching and assessment activities for award and non-award courses and workshops with potential topic coordination relevant to areas of expertise and specifically relating to Indigenous cultures and contexts.

  • Developing content relevant to Indigenous cultures for award and non-award courses, workshops, and research.

  • Contribute expertise to the teaching team for delivery of award and non-award courses.

  • Facilitating academic support to Indigenous students including students on placement.

  • Promoting the principles of primary health care, cultural safety and an interprofessional approach to remote health practice.

  • Promoting links between key stakeholders, particularly Indigenous individuals, organisations and communities and Flinders University.

  • Representing Flinders University at community forums and provide expertise for community consultation and engagement.

  • Undertaking independent research relating to education of the remote health workforce with a view to improving health outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

  • Undertaking any other duties as directed by the supervisor.

  • Staff responsibilities may be varied by the University in order to allow the University to respond to operational needs or requirements.

Key Position Capabilities

Essential criteria

  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is recognised as such by an appropriate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander body

  • Experience in teaching and/or completion of a relevant qualification and/or substantive experience in Indigenous studies/education.

  • Evidence of community recognition of Indigenous knowledges and practices

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in teaching in the areas of Indigenous health issues, cultural safety, primary health care and population health.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality education/training related to Central Australian Indigenous knowledges and cultural practices.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, and role modelling behaviours that support the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • Established relationships with Indigenous communities, groups and organisations within Central Australia, including the ability to lead community consultation.

  • Commitment to the development of inter-professional approaches to education and research.

  • Demonstrated high level of communication, interpersonal, and collaborative skills with demonstrated experience in both student engagement and community engagement including with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Desirable criteria:

  • A speaker of at least one Indigenous language of Central Australia.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum and programs.

  • Demonstrated scholarship (research, Indigenous knowledges)

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.


Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid ‘Working with Children Clearance’ (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions. 

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

24 Jul 2022
View or Apply

Similar Positions