Lecturer In Indigenous Studies

at University of Melbourne

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University by emailing their contact details and position number to arts-hr@unimelb.edu.au

About the Faculty of Arts - School of Culture and Communication

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

About the role

The Indigenous Studies Program first and foremost acknowledges the Wurundjeri peoples and associated communities of origin on which the University of Melbourne is located.

The Indigenous Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts is hosted by the School of Culture and Communication, a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities.

This position is an opportunity for an emerging academic to join a new team and contribute to the shaping and delivery of a progressive program in Indigenous Studies, due to be launched in 2020. This multidisciplinary program aims to equip future generations with the requisite skills to address challenges facing contemporary Australia.

We are seeking a person to join the Indigenous Studies Program team who will enrich and advance the contribution of the School of Culture and Communication to Indigenous peoples. The appointee will have a developing track record of publications in areas of importance to Indigenous Studies.

The successful candidate will also be required to actively contribute to the Faculty's overall plan for further developing and diversifying Indigenous curriculum and research.

The successful candidate will be a core contributor to the research and teaching outputs of the newly redesigned Indigenous Studies program and will:

  • assist in the development of new subjects as appropriate;
  • make a significant contribution to the research reputation of the program;
  • foster engagement links with external communities/networks/partners; and
  • perform administrative tasks associated with the appointment.

The incumbent will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher, who is able to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

About you

Should have a PhD (completed or near completion) in Indigenous Studies or similar field of studies, which is informed by one or more related disciplines (e.g. anthropology, art history, cultural heritage, economics, health sciences, literary studies, philosophy, political sciences, sociology and so on), demonstrated specialisation in Indigenous Studies or similar field, with an ability to communicate knowledge in a respectful and engaging manner; demonstrated capacity in collaborative research, strong record in research with a developing publication profile; capacity to attract research grants and consultancies, demonstrated ability in research-informed teaching including the capacity to maintain dynamic course content, ability to supervise honours and postgraduate coursework degree theses and have demonstrated capacity to contribute to the intellectual culture of the School of Culture and Communication and the ability to interact respectfully with academic and administrative staff.

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