Academic Director, Indigenous Education and Research

Macquarie University
July 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$146,324 - $193,296
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Salary Package: From $146,324 - $193,296 (Level C / Level D), plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading Appointment Type: 1 x vacancy, Continuing Role Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus, Dharug land, North Ryde, Flexibility Working Available


This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified position. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

The Role

The Pro-Vice Chancellor Indigenous is seeking an Academic Director (Indigenous Education and Research) to support the embedment of Indigenous perspectives across the university curriculum. This role supports the implementation of the Mudang-Dali To Live, Indigenous Connected Curriculum Framework. Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and located within the Department of Critical Indigenous Studies, the Academic Director will provide leadership and support across the university to advance the University's commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges across the curriculum. The Academic Director will lead the Mudang-Dali Connected Curriculum Community of Practice. Applicants will have a strong understanding of the higher education sector along with a record of demonstrated impact in their profession.

About Us

Ngarra Nuru (Office of the PVC, Indigenous) is proudly grounded in culture and community. We are a culturally affirming and engaged office, strongly connected to First Nations values, knowledges, and aspirations. We foster relationships across Macquarie University and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, pursuing innovative Indigenous leadership and embedding Indigenous perspectives in all aspects of the University's core business, now and into the future.

This position is funded by Ngarra Nuru but will be located in the Department of Critical Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts to provide a scholarly environment and intellectually supportive community. The Department of Critical Indigenous Studies is an Indigenous led department comprising of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics, researchers and professional staff. The Department of Critical Indigenous Studies produces critical insights into the politics, cultures and social practices of Indigenous peoples. We are committed to principles of equity, justice and diversity. Our research prioritises Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being, drawing on non-Western epistemologies and ontologies. Our research supports the political empowerment, cultural strengths and overall wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, both across this continent and globally.

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About You

The successful applicant will be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person with education qualifications and extensive experience in teaching and curriculum development.

Essential Criteria:

  • PhD, or be currently enrolled and on track to complete a PhD within two years of appointment in Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Education or other relevant discipline

  • Postgraduate qualifications in Education/Indigenous Education

  • Experience within the discipline of Critical Indigenous Studies

  • Experience developing Indigenous education curriculum at university level

  • Proven experiences managing a range of university and community stakeholders

  • A demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander values, perspectives, connections and knowledges that will contribute to an academic environment from Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander standpoints.

  • Proven record of work with and for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities demonstrating good relations

  • Deep understanding and experience of high-quality teaching, including the preparation of teaching and course material, delivering lectures and tutoring.

  • A record of scholarly publications and willingness to produce publications related to the role

  • Desirable:

  • Experience facilitating a community of practice involving a range of stakeholders and related to developing Indigenous education curriculum

  • Understanding of significance of Indigenous Language revitalisation and its importance in curriculum practice

  • Role Enquiries: Sam Ricketts, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous)

    [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Tammy Hickey, Indigenous HR & Workforce Consultant, [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified Position

    This position is Aboriginal identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti- Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

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    Applications Close Sunday, 21st July 2024 at 11.59 pm (AEST).

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    21/07/2024 11:59 PM

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