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Identified (s25) position for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples only
Based at St Lucia Campus
As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.
As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.
At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.About This Opportunity
An exciting opportunity is available for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Australian Studies to join the School of Communication and Arts. In this role, you will bring an embodied Indigenous perspective to teaching and research in Australian Studies and will provide academic leadership and management of the AustLit's BlackWords project. The School respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' unique knowledge and knowledge systems which are foundational to Australia's intellectual, social and cultural capital. We are committed to cultural safety for Indigenous students and staff.
This is a teaching and research, full-time, continuing position at Academic level B, C or D. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.
At Level B , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $104,579 - $124,187, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $122,358 - $145,299 annually.
At Level C , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $128,109 - $147,717, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $149,888 - $172,830 annually.
At Level D , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $154,254 - $169,941, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $180,477 - $198,831 annually.
As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.
The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.About You
The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and the filling of this position constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).
The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in the area of Digital Cultural Heritage, Creative Writing, Literary Studies, Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, or closely related field. Additionally, candidates will have demonstrated teaching and research experience in one of the discipline areas, as well as academic leadership and management skills.
Candidates who do not meet all the selection criteria are still strongly encouraged to apply.
To view detailed information on the position, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the Appointment Booklet
In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:
Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Bronwyn Lea. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.Want to Apply?
All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
Responses to the ‘Selection Criteria' section listed in the Appointment Booklet
Applicants should specifically address in their cover letter at what Academic Level (B, C or D) you are interested in applying for.Other Information
At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]
If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.
Applications close Tuesday, 12 December 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-32160). (Interviews will be tentatively schedule in January 2024).