A leadership role providing delivery of integrated teaching and research programs within Indigenous Health, specifically Master of Public Health.
(NIKERI) Institute enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians the flexibility to gain access to higher education while still being able to maintain family and community obligations. The Institute is responsible for the provision of Community Based Delivery (CBD), which is an Away from Base program funded by the Australian Government. We are currently seeking to appoint an Associate Professor who will provide leadership to enable engagement and collaboration across the Faculty of Health and NIKERI Institute in research, teaching and learning and community engagement as they relate to public health, Indigenous health and cross critical engagement with Indigenous Knowledges. This opportunity will be offered at the NIKERI at the Waurn Ponds Campus. Appointment will be at the Academic level D on full-time continuing basis. In line with special measure provisions in Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act (2010) the University will only accept applications from people who identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
To be successful, you will have: • PhD in a relevant discipline. • Coordination and teaching into Master of Public Health and sound ability to deliver in Indigenous health programs and units. • Demonstrated ability to grow and strengthen programs through partnerships (eg. NACCHO, VACCHO, VHAS and other National, State and local Health bodies and organisations). • Knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and contemporary issues. • Distinguished scholarly learning and teaching in UG and PG programs, including innovative curriculum design and supervision to doctoral level. • Demonstrated success and passion for leadership of teaching, research and administration. • Demonstrated record of successful and substantial collaboration in Indigenous Health research and collaboration. Your key responsibilities will be to: • Providing intellectual leadership within their specific areas of research, scholarship or creative activity, including emerging recognition as a public intellectual. • Contributing to the leadership of research evaluation and assessment activities (e.g. competitive grant assessment, contributing to Editorial Boards, ERA panels. • Contributing to the leadership of successful development of significant international research programs or partnerships. • Leading the design, development and delivery of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in Indigenous Health and cross-critical Indigenous Knowledges in collaboration with the Faculty and Indigenous community health service providers. • Co-ordination and delivery of relevant units in under-graduate and post graduate programs, including development of assessment materials and undertaking assessment tasks. • Undertaking mentoring of more junior academic staff at NIKERI including conducting annual performance reviews in line with Deakin’s requirements. • Representing NIKERI and the University at significant academic, professional and civic forums.
Are You Ready? Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community. We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success. We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders. We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.
This opportunity will be offered at the NIKERI at the Waurn Ponds Campus. Appointment will be at the Academic level D on full-time continuing basis.