Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curriculum Development and Delivery

Teaching and research opportunity for an undergraduate qualified person to work in a supportive multi-disciplinary environment.

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REFERENCE NO. 2030/0913

• Use your teaching and learning background and expertise in either creative arts, architecture, design, planning or music to contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives
• Teaching and research opportunity for an undergraduate qualified person to work in a supportive multi-disciplinary environment
• Full-time continuing, remuneration package: $128K to $147K p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney aims to be recognised as Australia’s leading university in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education, research, and engagement.

Across our University we’re looking for talented, energetic and focused people to fill a number of academic, research, policy, and student-support roles; people like us who value an open and supportive environment and who look forward to achieving great goals.

The Division of Architecture and Creative Arts at the University of Sydney is committed to excellence and innovation across art, architecture, design, planning and music. Comprising of the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney College of the Arts, the division enjoys a world-class academic reputation for research and the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It reaches out to diverse stakeholders, and culturally enriches the society in which we live.

The position of Senior Lecturer is a teaching and research position designed to lead the division’s implementation of the University’s Wingara Mura Strategy. This strategy focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and peoples. It frames an approach that will see change in the fabric and substance of individual and institutional relationships, reflection, effort and organisation at Sydney. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the strategy recognises and encourages connections with cultural, historical and symbolic representations and challenging realities. It also creates the opportunity and capabilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians to share, to think and learn, and to contribute to the other.

In this new, important and exciting position, you will be responsible for leading the development of a range of curricula designed to meet the objectives of Wingara Mura across the disciplines of the division. This will involve leading the following specific projects:

• development and delivery of curriculum aimed at increasing the cultural competency of students across the division
• development of specialised summer school electives that explore the intersection of the disciplines represented by our division and Indigenous cultural material
• coordination of the existing undergraduate Indigenous program and the preparation and delivery of learning and teaching materials to include assessment processes
• liaising with local Indigenous groups/organisations and represent the division/University as a positive role model.

You will also contribute to:

• the research profile of the division by producing academic publications
• academic governance activities particularly those relating to cultural competence.

To ensure your success in this role, you will be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with:

• extensive knowledge and understanding of the culture and history of Indigenous Australians, and previous experience developing curriculum and leading organisational change
• experience in face-to-face teaching of small and large numbers of students and using eLearning systems of delivery
• an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience
• expertise in either creative arts, architecture, design, planning or music.

Desirable for appointment is:

• a PhD in a relevant field
• evidence of research potential or a proven record of research outputs including sourcing funding and work on grant based projects.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2030/0913 for more information and to apply.

Remuneration package Senior Lecturer (Academic Level C): $128,185 to $147,672 p.a. (which includes a base salary $108,318 to $124,898 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

CLOSING DATE: 8 December 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)

To perform this role, it is essential that the appointee be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. It is therefore an essential selection criterion and is authorised under the provisions of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977. Evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent must be provided with application.

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