Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0051508

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science

Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics

Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Faculty of Science is one of the most highly regarded Science faculties in Australia and has been recognized internationally for our role in expanding the frontiers of knowledge. We are a multidisciplinary Faculty comprising of seven schools and enrolling over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty of Science is a thriving, passionate and internationally networked community. We have a history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching and learning and play an important role in Australia's participation in the global knowledge economy.

The Opportunity

The School of Mathematics and Statistics are inviting applications from emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics specialising in teaching & learning. This is an excellent opportunity for those that are looking to advance their scholarly career. The position has been established to nurture your talent and provide you with developmental support to progress your career within the higher education sector.

As well as Subject Coordination duties you will contribute to course curricula and teaching pedagogy that is designed to support and enable Indigenous students to succeed and excel within their studies. You will also be encouraged to pursue your own passions in other areas such as research, outreach, and engagement.

This position represents just one of many commitments to build a cohort of Indigenous academic staff within the Faculty of Science and to enrich the Faculty’s diverse scholarly community. 

It forms an important link in building a sustainable career pathway for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within the Faculty of Science — from undergraduate to Professorial level and beyond.

Your Profile

As an aspiring academic you will have a clear passion for your teaching & learning and be highly motivated to investigate contemporary and innovative teaching practices. Your strong interpersonal skills will enable you to work with a broad range of people to achieve your goals.

You Will Have

  • A tertiary degree (Honours level) in Science or Commerce with Mathematics and/or Statistics subjects completed at the tertiary level. Faculty are also interested in speaking with any candidates who have an interest in enrolling in a Masters or PhD program, and would be able to support candidates in managing their study alongside this role which would include a reduction in FTE while completing their Postgraduate studies
  • A commitment to teaching excellence and the implementation of innovative teaching practices 
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, childcare subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.

How to Apply

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

Apply online, complete the application and upload the following:

  • A copy of your CV
  • Responses to Key Selection Criteria

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

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