University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Lecturer in Indigenous Education


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Lecturer in Indigenous Education

Job no: 0062061 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Faculty: Faculty of Education Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

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).

  • Join a growing Indigenous cohort within the Faculty of Education and make a significant impact on the future of Indigenous education in Australia
  • Participate in Ngarrngga, a national project led by First Nations educators
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, progression opportunities, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role Join a vibrant community dedicated to advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education internationally. As a Lecturer, you'll be at the forefront of Indigenous education and research in Australia, playing a pivotal role in its future. You'll spearhead initiatives that foster Indigenous knowledge and awareness, contribute significantly to subject and course development, supervise postgraduate research, and forge collaborations across the University and beyond. This position offers a unique opportunity to develop innovative teaching approaches, mentor colleagues and influence policy, all while making a lasting contribution to the global Indigenous research landscape.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Shaping the future of Indigenous education through the design and delivery of innovative Indigenous education programs (including online and blended learning), developing new courses, and providing expert teaching across the Faculty. You'll also play a key role in fostering scholarship and best practices through professional development and mentoring colleagues.
  • Advancing Indigenous scholarship and research by actively contributing to research projects, publishing impactful research in leading publications, and supervising postgraduate students. You'll have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction of Indigenous education on a national and international scale.
  • Forging partnerships and influencing policy. Building strong partnerships with Indigenous communities and schools. You'll be a key advocate for the University and the discipline, actively promoting it and influencing policy and practice through participation in conferences, committees, securing funding, and external collaborations.
  • Who We Are Looking For You will thrive in a collaborative and dynamic environment, fostering a spirit of openness and mutual respect with your colleagues. Your approachable and friendly demeanour will create a space where innovative ideas can flourish. You'll demonstrate a deep understanding of the importance of cultural competency, working effectively with both Indigenous and non- Indigenous colleagues to achieve shared goals. You will possess a deep understanding of Indigenous education's cultural and socio-economic contexts, coupled with a proven track record of impactful research and publication in the field. With successful teaching experience in diverse educational settings, you'll excel in planning and implementing evidence-based learning interventions, demonstrating high-quality teaching in higher education environments. Your ability to coordinate subjects, conduct professional practice visits, and collaborate effectively within research and teaching teams, supported by excellent organisational and interpersonal skills will see you excel in this position.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD/EdD (completed or near completion) in a relevant field with experience OR possess extensive experience and broad knowledge of Indigenous education, OR demonstrate an equivalent combination of relevant experience and qualifications.
  • Deep expertise in Indigenous education specifically the factors that have shaped Indigenous education in Australia.
  • A proven research and teaching background including a strong track record of successful research in Australian Indigenous education with publications of national impact, combined with experience in delivering high-quality teaching in higher education settings.
  • Experience in curriculum development and program management , with expertise in planning, implementing, and evaluating learning interventions, along with the ability to undertake subject and course coordination duties.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – The Faculty of Education The Faculty of Education (FoE) fosters staff productivity, growth and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. We conduct research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. FoE stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. We provide research leadership, setting the direction for high- impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of our time. We lead purposeful engagement with society, sharing our resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Benefits for Indigenous Staff Cultural leave: Indigenous staff members are entitled to up to five days non- cumulative paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of attending NAIDOC, community, cultural and ceremonial activities.

    University policies: Indigenous staff are supported by the University's Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Employment Framework, with the commitment to improving the employment, retention and career progression outcomes for Indigenous staff members

    Indigenous Staff Network: Employees who have identified themselves as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander will have access to the Indigenous Staff Network (ISN)

    Cultural events: The University hosts annual cultural events such as the Wominjeka to begin the Academic Year and the Narrm Oration, and recognises significant times throughout the year such as, Reconciliation Week, Mabo Day and NAIDOC Week.

    Employee Assistance Program: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Line available free for you and your immediate family members.

    'Indigenous' here means a person of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent.

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Petra Newton via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 03 Apr 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 01 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Lecturer in Indigenous Education


    University of Melbourne




    April 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 01, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

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    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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