Aboriginal Education and Strategy Officer
- Contribute to the improvement of Tasmanian marine & coastal research projects
- Enhance the inclusion of Aboriginal culture & aspirations in STEM education
- Full time role based in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie
The University of Tasmania maintains a continuing commitment to respectful engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The University acknowledges the unique culture, customs, and traditions of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and the strength this commitment brings.
This is a joint appointment between the College of Sciences and Engineering (CoSE) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) with additional support from the Tasmanian Government through the Sustainable Marine Resources Collaborations Agreement (SMRCA). This role is aimed at enhancing the incorporation of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture, heritage, needs, aspirations, and interests in STEM education. It seeks to improve Indigenous relevance and content in the IMAS curriculum, which will also inform the development of other education programs within CoSE. In addition, the role will:
- Work with the Associate Dean Learning and Teaching Performance to establish a college-level working group to support Indigenising the Curriculum.
- Help identify, develop and implement educational programs for the College of Sciences and Engineering students and staff to support understanding of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture, heritage, needs, aspirations, and interests; and to encourage enrolment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people into STEM courses offered by the University.
- Provide specific advice and contribute to work to evaluate and review IMAS academic teaching programs in relation to Tasmanian Aboriginal content and help to identify needs and opportunities for improvement and/or change.
- Work with the IMAS Executive Director and the Director of the SMRCA to provide advice and contribute to work to evaluate and review IMAS research programs in relation to Tasmanian Aboriginal content and help to identify needs and opportunities for improvement and/or change.
About the University
At the University of Tasmania, success takes a quiet determination and adaptability. In turn, this makes us broader, more rounded, multi-skilled thinkers and creative problem solvers, and it sees our institution generate powerful ideas for and from Tasmania. Because of our unique setting and challenges we go beyond creating places of learning. We strive to stimulate economic growth, lift literacy, improve health outcomes for Tasmania and nurture our environment as it nurtures us. We welcome enquiring minds, from near and far, to join us in our pursuit of the extraordinary.
- A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links between Aboriginal people, wider communities, and other organisations.
- Good knowledge and awareness of local, national and international issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
- A bachelor’s degree in cultural studies, science and related sub-disciplines, engineering, or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrated capacity to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people including the requirement for genuine consultation and negotiation.
- Demonstrated high-level interpersonal, teamwork, and networking skills with the capacity to engage with diverse internal and external stakeholders and to relate well to students and staff.
- Demonstrated experience in the timely delivery of outcomes against milestones.
This is an Identified Position. You must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates must provide eligibility documentation with their application. Please contact email@example.com to discuss the documentation required.
It is desirable to have previous experience or familiarity with the tertiary education environment and a knowledge and awareness of issues facing Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Established relationships with Tasmanian Aboriginal community members, organisations, and programs would be advantageous.
What’s on Offer?
On offer is a full time, fixed term role based in Hobart, Launceston, or Cradle Coast. There are salary packaging options, 17% superannuation and relocation assistance for those considering a move to Tasmania. You’ll have access to staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.
Belong - Be You
People are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to ensure that our people feel encouraged and supported to bring their whole selves to work. Fostering diversity and inclusion is our key priority, supporting our communities to come together in ways that empower connection, learning, belonging and growth. Celebrating the strengths that diversity brings will enable us to achieve our vision and mission. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.
Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?
Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce.
Appointment to this role will be at HEO 7 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $123,548 comprising base salary within the range of $96,071 to $105,597 plus 17% superannuation.
How to Apply?
If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.
- Your up-to-date resume
- And a cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role,
For further information about this position, please contact Professor Tina Acuna, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching Performance, College of Sciences and Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Professor Catriona MacLeod, Interim Executive Director Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at email@example.com or 0438 312 462.
Applications close 11:55pm Sunday 14th of January 2024
Aboriginal Education and Strategy Officer - Position Description.pdf
The University of Tasmania strongly encourages employees to maintain COVID-19 vaccination in line with relevant Australian Government health advice.
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.