Aboriginal Heritage Research Fellow
- Make meaningful contributions to Aboriginal heritage research
- Create training opportunities for Aboriginal students in cultural heritage
- Receive excellent remuneration & benefits, including 17% super
Your New Role
The University of Tasmania is seeking to appoint an Aboriginal Heritage Research Fellow as part of the UNESCO Chair Program in Communication, Environment and Heritage in the College of Arts, Law and Education.
As the Aboriginal Heritage Research Fellow, you will work closely with researchers, Aboriginal people and organisations, and relevant government agencies to co-design, coordinate and conduct research in Aboriginal heritage management and protection in Tasmania. Working with Aboriginal and land management organisations, you will support the co-design and delivery of projects and create new collaborative opportunities that recognise and protect diverse Aboriginal values and interests. You will design and deliver training to increase researchers’ capability to conduct research into Aboriginal cultural heritage and support relevant strategic research initiatives related to Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage.
Working with internal and external partners, you will support the provision of training opportunities for Aboriginal students and HDR candidates in the areas of cultural heritage protection, management and interpretation. You will also work with an advisory committee to set and monitor broader and longer-term goals related to Aboriginal cultural heritage research and training.
Where relevant, you will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching and support the University’s commitment to Indigenising the curriculum. You will participate in a two-year, individually tailored academic development program in support of either completion of your higher degree by research or developing your academic profile.
About the University
With our unique location and complex history, we have both an obligation and opportunity to make a global contribution. People are at the heart of that contribution. We focus on building a workplace culture where we come together in a way that empowers us all to connect, belong and grow. The University is one of the largest employers in our State, with campuses in three distinct regions: Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie. We are building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.
What You’ll Need to Succeed
As the Aboriginal Heritage Research Fellow, you will have a strong understanding of contemporary Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander issues and the impacts of these on Indigenous societies and cultures, including Tasmanian Aboriginal people. You will also have the ability to apply this understanding in research and training contexts. With high level communication skills, you will have a record of building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally within the discipline, profession, industry, and wider community.
Having completed a PhD in a relevant field, or being willing to enrol in a PhD, or progress towards completion of, you will bring a commitment to innovative research that will make meaningful contributions to Aboriginal heritage research.
This is an Identified Position. You must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to be considered for this role. Candidates must provide eligibility documentation with their application. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the documentation required.
What’s on Offer?
On offer is a full time, 2-year fixed term, Academic Level A or B position based in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation. With our unique location and complex history, we have both an obligation and opportunity to make a global contribution. People are at the heart of that contribution. We focus on building a workplace culture where we come together in a way that empowers us all to connect, belong and grow. We provide more than a great place to work. Our people enjoy a wide variety of benefits and services including flexible work arrangements, salary packing options and substantial paid leave entitlements to name a few.
How to Apply?
If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide a copy of your up-to-date resume and a 1–2-page cover letter outlining your motivation for the role, skills, capabilities and experience and responses to the success criteria outlined in the position description. For further information about this position, please contact Professor Libby Lester, Director, Institute for Social Change, UNESCO Chair in Communication, Environment and Heritage, College of Arts, Law and Education at Elizabeth.Lester@utas.edu.au or email@example.com.
We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.
Applications close 11:55pm Sunday 2nd April
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COVID-19 Update: The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
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.