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Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Sociology (Indigenous Health)

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Sydney
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Sociology (Indigenous Health)

  • Develop and embed learning content across Sociology teaching programs, with a focus on Indigenous Health 
  • Full-time, ongoing position available in Hobart, Launceston, or Sydney (Rozelle)
  • Receive excellent remuneration & benefits, including 17% super

Your new role

This position is located in the School of Social Sciences within the College of Arts, Law, and Education. In this teaching-intensive academic role, you will deliver outcomes across teaching, research, and services designed to enable us to achieve our strategic objectives. This position has a particular focus on working with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and students to develop and embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learning content within Sociology teaching programs, with a focus on Indigenous Health. The relevant courses include the Bachelor of Nursing and other Allied Health programs. The position is focused on teaching and service, with a research allocation (20%) to contribute to the School’s record of research excellence and impact in Sociology and Health.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is 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 depends on the people we employ and on creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused. We are an inclusive workplace committed to ‘working from the strength that diversity brings’ reflected in our Statement of Values. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people and are committed to inclusive principles. We celebrate the range of diverse assets that gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, and life course bring. 

What you will need to succeed

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 to discuss the documentation required.

Focusing on continuous improvement, you will bring to the role a strong growth mindset that will enable us to nurture a diverse and sustainable community, grow our student base, and build productive links locally and nationally. You will have a record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with relevant Aboriginal communities, relevant interdisciplinary domains, and/or the wider community. With experience in University-level teaching and learning in Sociology and/or the social determinants of health, you will have the ability to deliver dynamic and relevant learning experiences for students across all delivery modes, including online and face-to-face. Well-developed digital pedagogy will also be critical to your success in this role.

What’s on Offer?

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital and sustainable community. On offer is a full-time, ongoing position, with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation. In addition, we offer a myriad of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

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.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. To apply online, please provide your up-to-date resume and a 1–2-page cover letter outlining your motivation for the role, and full responses to the success criteria outlined in the Position Description.

Applications Close Sunday 10th July 2022.

For further information about the position please contact Professor Nicholas Farrelly, Head of School of Social Sciences,

Download File Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Social Dimensions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 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 fulfil the requirements of this role.


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