New South Wales: Academic Head, Indigenous Studies Unit


Indigenous Studies in the Faculty of Arts is anchored in the critical study of Australian Indigenous experiences: their cultures, histories, politics and societies. This core is enriched through comparative analyses of other Indigenous experiences and engagement with Indigenous voices and organisations on the international scene. The University is seeking to develop and expand Indigenous Studies with a number of new appointments. The key appointment is offered at Associate Professor level to provide leadership in this area.


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced academic to take a leadership role in the growth of Indigenous Studies teaching and research. The position is central to the development of Indigenous Studies. The appointee will provide dynamic leadership and take on the position of Head of the Indigenous Studies Unit following a probationary period.


The appointee will have a substantial academic record and standing in their discipline. Candidates will have significant research publications in Indigenous Studies within a Humanities or Social Science discipline. They will have ongoing current research projects; demonstrated successful teaching and curriculum development; and evidence of team leadership.


The successful applicant will play a leading role in the development of the Indigenous Studies Major, including teaching in the core subjects and developing new subjects. The appointee will be expected to take a leading role in developing research including the development of Honours and supervision of Higher Degree Research students. The Faculty of Arts encourages staff to participate in interdisciplinary research and teaching.


The University believes this position will be best served by a person with an Indigenous background and experience as a member of an Indigenous minority community in an economically developed country. We strongly encourage Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics and Indigenous academics of these countries to apply.


For further information about this position, please contact Professor John Bern, Interim Head, Indigenous Studies Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong (Phone: 61 2 4221 4245; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Applications Close 22 January 2012 Ref No 24099


How to Apply: Please go to our website External link to submit your application online & for more information about the position and UOW.

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