La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Lecturer, Indigenous Education and Pedagogies (TF)


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Lecturer, Indigenous Education and Pedagogies (TF)

Job No.: 566987

Work type: Continuing

  • Full-Time, Continuing
  • Teaching Focussed opportunity
  • Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses
  • About the position

    The position holder will be an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander who has a track-record in teacher education and Indigenous education. They will lead and give voice to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people engaging in coursework in the field of Education.

    The position holder will demonstrate leadership and advise others on best practice in Indigenous pedagogy to design innovative approaches to curriculum design that highlight Indigenous perspectives and Indigenous knowledge across undergraduate and postgraduate subject and course offerings in education.

    Working with regional campuses, and the Indigenous practitioner in residence, they will ensure Indigenous students are well supported and connected with community. They will work with academic colleagues to build culturally appropriate and relevant Indigenous content into Initial Teacher Education curriculum.

    The position holder will be required to undertake travel to other La Trobe University campuses.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of Indigenous pedagogies and ways of knowing to inform teacher education policy reform and the development of innovative teacher education programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrated capability to provide leadership and engage with community and school leaders to design and conduct relevant, culturally appropriate research that embraces Indigenous research methodologies.
  • Demonstrated familiarity, sensitivity and respect for the diverse needs, aspirations and cultures of Indigenous societies
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain currency of knowledge in one or more areas of education specialisation, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, initial teacher education, curriculum design, assessment, technology-enhanced learning, and practically apply learning theory to academic support.
  • Current understanding of research and evidence-based approaches to inform teaching, learning and curriculum development in face-to-face, blended and/or online modes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness, and ability to innovate, in teaching, curriculum development and subject coordination, in face-to-face, blended and/or online modes, as evidenced by sustained high results on student feedback on teaching surveys, teaching excellence awards or through other forms of evidence.
  • 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: By 11:55pm Tuesday, 27th February 2024

    Position Enquiries: Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Associate Dean, Academic and Deputy Dean

    Email: [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Bianca Trajanov, Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Email: [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - Lecturer, Indigenous Education and Pedagogies (TF).pdf

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

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document responding to "Skills and knowledge required for the position" which is located within the position description
  • 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.

    Job details


    Lecturer, Indigenous Education and Pedagogies (TF)


    La Trobe University




    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 27, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is one of the Australian verdant universities and also part of the Innovative Research Universities group.

    La Trobe's original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne's CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.

    La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its two colleges of Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE).

    In 2015, it was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[9] In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked in the top 300 universities for arts and humanities.

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