Indigenous Futures and Teacher Education Note – identified Indigenous
Job No.: 561562
Work type: Continuing
Full time, continuing
Location - Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses.
$98,510 - $137,724 plus 17% superannuation
This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only, as La Trobe University considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for the position under the 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).
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. Our teaching and
research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're
passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the
communities we serve.
About the role
The School of Education has entered into a period of renewal and has adopted
an ambitious strategic plan that is intended to reinvigorate the School's
research and coursework portfolio and connectivity with stakeholder groups and
Our mission is to be an agile and vibrant School of Education that leads
contemporary education debates and delivers leading research and evidence-
based teaching responsive to professional educators. We are known for being
current and flexible in a dynamic environment.
We deliver high quality programs designed around our Education Discipline
Areas - Innovative Pedagogies; Learning Sciences; and Social Justice and
Diversity. We lead problem-based research to enable change in education
communities and we respond to regional, local and international communities.
The School of Education drives the University strategy through direct links to
our feeder schools and we are a source of leadership regarding the future of
education. We are the core of La Trobe University's regional offering and
northern corridor schools and early childhood partners. The School of
Education plays a leading role in La Trobe University's engagement with
government at both State and Federal levels via our role as thought leaders in
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 and research 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
The position holder will lead and develop research that has the potential to
positively impact learning for Indigenous students and Indigenous teacher
educators. They will strengthen the existing capability of the School of
Education academics in teacher education and further enhance its reputation as
a leader in Indigenous teacher education for both research and curriculum
The position holder will be required to undertake travel to other La Trobe
Skills & Experience
To be considered for this position, you will possess:
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 knowledge, initial teacher education, curriculum design, assessment, technology-enhanced learning, and practically apply learning theory to academic support.
Completion of a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline areas.
Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and
experience required for this position.
This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
only , as La Trobe University considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres
Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for the position under
the 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
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.
Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits
https:// www. latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits
How to Apply
Please note: position readvertised - previous candidates should not reapply
Closing date: Tuesday 12th October 2021 by 11:55pm AEST
Position Enquiries: Professor Joanna Barbousas, TEL: 03 9479 2190 Email:
HR/Recruitment Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Description below:
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PD - Level B - Indigenous Futures and Teacher Education TR FINAL.docx
PD - Level C - Indigenous Futures and Teacher Education TF FINAL.docx
PD - Level C - Indigenous Futures and Teacher Education TR FINAL.docx
Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this
Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following
An up to date resume; and
A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.
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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to
providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all
staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing
your work and other responsibilities.
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