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Associate Lecturer - Riawunna

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Work type: Part time
Location: Burnie
Categories: Academic - Teaching Focus

Associate Lecturer – Riawunna


  • Part time, ongoing role (0.80 FTE)
  • Based on the Cradle Coast Campus

This is an Identified position appointed in accordance with The University of Tasmania Identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Position Guidelines

About Us

Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education provides a culturally welcoming space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to meet their academic and cultural support to build independent, resilient and confident learners. Riawunna’s Murina Program is a pathway program which aims to support academic development, confidence and knowledge to succeed further at University. 

The Opportunity

This is an exciting position for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander academic with recognised leadership attributes. The incumbent will undertake teaching responsibilities and duties include the co-ordination, curriculum development, teaching into the murina Program and other courses and research as appropriate for appointment at the academic Level A Classification.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustain contribution to Riawunna and the University in achieving its strategic priorities and fulfilling its operational responsibilities
  • Undertake high-quality research, publish research to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level A.  To teach and include other blended learning opportunities - face-to-face, online delivery, On-Country learning and teaching. Consult with other UTAS staff.
  • To work within the University’s academic expectations of research, teaching, community and internal service.  Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/ wider community
  • To work in collaboration with the Statewide Murina Program team.
  • Undertake administrative duties associated to the delivery of academic units, including marking, assessment, student feedback and serve of appropriate Committees. 

Your Application

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

  • The appointee will be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person (Please refer to the Identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Position Guidelines for required documentation to be provided with application). 
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge and awareness of issues facing the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and demonstrated relationships with Tasmanian Aboriginal Community members, Organisations and Programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, facilitate and deliver academic units with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and teaching students in a range of settings, including individually and in small and large classes and blended learning environments.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, team-work and networking skills, with the capacity to engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and to relate well to students and staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to education attainment and post-school participation in education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially Tasmania Aboriginal people.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to 0.80 times the full time equivalent of $108,076 comprising base salary within the range of 0.80 times the full time equivalent of $71,443 to $92,373 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, selection criteria responses and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Caroline Spotswood, Head of Service, Riawanna  or 6226 8542
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Associate Lecturer Academic A.pdf

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