Deputy Director Atlantic Fellows For Social Equity

at University of Melbourne

Salary: Associate Professor - Level D or Professor - Level E, plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee's teaching and research record, qualifications and experience.


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).

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research and a deep partnership with Indigenous communities in Australia. The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) is an Indigenous-led social change fellowship program. Informed by Indigenous perspectives and grounded in Indigenous community engagement, the program is designed to support social change leaders and collaborative leadership.

An academic appointment, the Deputy Director will provide leadership and expertise in the collaborative design and delivery of the AFSE program within the context of the broader fellowship experience. They will support the Executive Director in leading the operationalisation of the strategic plan, coordination of the AFSE team, program logistics, partner engagement and communications and reporting.

The Deputy Director focuses on the enrichment of the AFSE program. They will work collaboratively with the AFSE team to develop and support research programs related to the interests of Fellows and designed to enhance the impact of the AFSE program. In conjunction with relevant team members and external stakeholders, the Deputy Director will support the wider dissemination of AFSE's research and social impact agenda. They will also work closely with the University's newly established Indigenous Knowledge Institute, with responsibilities for supporting research and education collaborations between the two programs.

While experience developing an established research program in an area relevant to AFSE's program is desirable, the Deputy Director will also be an outstanding teaching scholar capable of supporting a collaborative research program. This opportunity will suit applicants interested in shaping leadership as well as new areas of teaching and research. This appointment will also provide the unique opportunity to be part of a group of Indigenous leaders transforming the world.

Please DO NOT apply via the University website. For further information and to apply, please contact Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group, by phone: +61 3 9654 3288 or email

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