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Indigenous Fellow, Academic Development

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Burnie
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

Indigenous Fellow, Academic Development 

  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Based in either Burnie, Hobart or Launceston
  • Contribute to Humanities units with high Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in either the English, Creative Writing or History discipline.

The School of Humanities is comprised of a rich and diverse body of disciplines that contribute to an understanding of humanity across space and time, and develop the key skills of literacy and critical thinking. Our programs provide an opportunity to interpret human culture and behaviour, from different perspectives and periods, and to understand your own experience, identity and values. Join us and aim to create a better and fairer world – one to which you will be able to contribute through diverse and stimulating jobs and careers.

The Opportunity

The Indigenous Fellow will engage in a three-year, individually tailored academic development program in support of either completion of their higher degree by research or developing their academic profile as an early career researcher (ECR). Support for this development plan includes engagement with a senior mentor in the School and the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Aboriginal Leadership. As a 60% teaching focus role, 40% of this full-time role will be devoted to the research incumbent’s research degree candidature or scholarly research appropriate to the discipline.

This is an Identified Position.  Applicants must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person to be considered for this role. Candidates must provide eligibility documentation with their application. Please contact to discuss the required documentation to be provided with application.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate and where relevant postgraduate coursework teaching
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level A/B.
  • Contribute to the Universities collaborations within the discipline, interdisciplinary and the wider community, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander related entities.
  • Actively participate in the agreed Academic Development program.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. (Please refer to Identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Position Guidelines for required documentation to be provided with application).   
  • A PhD, or enrolment in and partial completion of, a PhD or equivalent in English, Creative Writing, History, or a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues and their impact on Indigenous societies and cultures.
  • Experience in University-level teaching and learning in relevant areas.
  • A record of contributing to effective links within the discipline, profession, industry and wider community.


Appointment to this role at Academic Level A will have a total remuneration package of up to $108,076 comprising base salary within the range of $71,443 to $92,373 plus 17% superannuation.

Appointment to this role at Academic Level B will have a total remuneration package of up to $133,842 comprising base salary within the range of $98,537 to $114,395 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply: 

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria. 
  • For further information about this position, please contact Professor Lisa Fletcher, Head of School, Humanities,
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday 28th January 2021, 11.55pm

Download File Indigenous Fellow Academic Development - Position Description.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.


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