Associate Dean (Indigenous Teaching and Learning)

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    University of Technology Sydney 15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW
    Sydney, NSW, Australia Phone: 9514 1080
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Sydney, NSW 


Education, Indigenous Studies


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Academic: Associate Professor, Professor

Job Description:

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact and a world leading university in relation to Indigenous education and research.

We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by QS as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) (PVC (ILE)) is the site of cross-University leadership in relation to UTS Indigenous education, research, employment, and external engagement initiatives. The Pro Vice-Chancellor is a key member of the University’s senior leadership team and makes major contributions to strategic direction.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Dean into a senior Indigenous teaching and learning leadership role within the Office of the PVC (ILE).

The role is a UTS-wide position, with its primary focus being the leadership and ongoing strategic management of the Indigenous Graduate Attribute across the University.

As this is an identified role pursuant to the exemption granted to UTS under s126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), we will only consider Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position.

Further information is available on the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research 


Job Requirements:

About You

You will have a strong understanding of the challenges and professional, industry and community issues and trends in relation to Indigenous higher education. You will also have in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary institutional, national and international contexts for learning and teaching, research, and research training in Indigenous knowledge, histories and traditional culture. Importantly, you possess exemplary Indigenous knowledge comprising a deep personal awareness of Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing and a strong commitment to progressing Indigenous education and research.

You will also have:
  • Experience in, or capacity for, academic leadership at the tertiary level and in supporting senior staff in policy and strategy development and execution
  • Experience in the progression of Indigenous strategic objectives within a complex and varying environment
  • Strong strategic, organisational and change management skills and ability to work with and lead a range of academic and professional staff in a demanding and changing environment
  • Proven ability to operate strategically, build relationships and positive rapport with a range of stakeholders, effectively manage and develop academic staff, operate within set budget parameters and deliver identified key performance outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum design, and coordinating and evaluating educational programs.
An attractive and competitive salary package will be negotiated with the appointee.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of employee benefits including flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis for three (3) years. 

How to Apply

Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor Michael McDaniel on +61 (0) 2 9514 9315 or via email: [email protected] 

For a copy of the Candidate Information Pack, which includes application instructions and the Position Statement, please contact Mark Glaze, Head of Strategic Recruitment, via [email protected]

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 7th April 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST)

At UTS, equity and social justice are at our core – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.
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