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Deakin Institute of Koorie Education
INDIGENOUS ACADEMIC FELLOW
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Deakin’s growing reputation is reflected in its rapid rise in international rankings; Deakin entered the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities for the first time in 2014 and now ranks an estimated 261 (AWRU
2019). Deakin is ranked 29 in the QS ranking of the world's top universities under 50 years.
Established in 1974, Deakin University was
named after the leader of the Australian
Federation movement and the nation’s second
Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin.
Deakin University has five campuses, one in
Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, two in the port
city of Geelong, one in Warrnambool on the
south-west coast of Victoria, and more than
15,000 students study predominantly online as
part of Deakin’s Cloud Campus.
All students, regardless of their campus or
mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-
winning digital environment.
Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-
focused culture and its reputation for using
innovative digital solutions to provide an
engaging and personalised learning experience.
Deakin is committed to lifelong learning,
providing students with choices about how,
when and where learning occurs.
Deakin prides itself on developing career-ready
graduates who are innovative, resilient, and
well prepared for rapidly changing workforce
needs. Deakin has a strong focus on teaching,
with student satisfaction and the employability
of its students being key indicators of success.
Deakin ranks first in Victoria for student
satisfaction (SES) and graduate employability
Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across
the arts, design, science, sport, nutrition,
architecture, business, law, medicine,
optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health,
psychology and teaching.
With over 60 000 students Deakin is one of
Australia’s largest universities and is
consistently ranked in the top 1% of the
As an Australian university with global impact,
Deakin is translating its research into the
commercial outcomes that will drive the
innovation Australia’s economy needs now and
into the future. Research at Deakin focusses on
innovation and robust partnerships with
industry and business, and it is building a
formidable international reputation in areas of
emerging national social, economic and political
priority in its core areas of health, sport, carbon
fibre, energy and cyber security. Deakin's
manufacturing innovation precinct provides an
important link between technological innovation
and successful industry outcomes, strengthening
and streamlining pathways for commercial
Deakin’s vision and mission is articulated in
its strategic plan LIVE the future: Agenda
2020. Through LIVE the future, Deakin
aspires to be Australia’s premier university in
driving the digital frontier, enabling globally
connected education for the jobs of the
future, and research that makes a difference
to the communities Deakin serves.
Informed by its Australian and Victorian context
and engaged locally in the communities it
serves, Deakin advances:
• Learning – offering students a brilliant education where they are and where they
want to go
• Ideas – making a difference through world-
class innovation and research
• Value – strengthening our communities, enabling our partners and enhancing our
• Experience – delighting our students, our
alumni, our staff and our friends.
These four interconnecting elements form the
acronym LIVE, and together they articulate the
Deakin promise to its students, staff, alumni,
partners and friends.
Faculty of Arts and Education
The Faculty of Arts and
Education offers an exciting
range of programs in
teaching and research in
Arts, Humanities, Social
Sciences, Education and
These are the human disciplines, which are vital to improving personal and
professional outcomes and contributing to Australia as an equitable, humane and
innovative society. The Faculty is arranged around key academic entities: School of
Communication and Creative Arts, School of Education, School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, and the Institute of Koorie Education. Leading strategic research
centres, the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, the Centre for
Research for Educational Impact and the Deakin Motion.Lab-Centre for Creative Arts
Research and the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, enable our internationally
renowned academics to lead thinking, ideas, research and teaching in their
respective disciplines. We have earned high international regard for innovation in
creative arts, human sciences, including humanitarian leadership, criminology,
contemporary history, teacher education and Indigenous knowledge. The Faculty‘s
practices are founded on Deakin’s longstanding commitment to equity and the
achievement of personal, professional and community benefit through the power of
This Faculty celebrates staff excellence and success in teaching, research
and a strong commitment to high quality outcomes that serve our communities. In
the context of a rapidly changing and innovative digital
world, we are working to achieve significant advancement for a sustainable future
• exciting courses that response to demand, innovation and professional
• international strategic partnerships in teaching and research for high
• commitment to Indigenous knowledge, teaching and research in
partnership with the Institute of Koorie Education
• collaborating seamlessly strong collaboration between Schools and
Research Centres with communities, professions and partners
• achieving increased success for students, colleagues and the
communities we serve.
Deakin’s Promise to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion At Deakin we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We recognise that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities. In many cases, academic careers can be put on hold through career breaks or part-time work arrangements to take on caring duties, gain experience in other industries, for medical reasons or other personal circumstances.
Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.
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Through our Community- Based Education programs, the Institute of Koorie Education 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 of Koorie Education sits within the Faculty of Arts and Education, but still maintains a specific role, profile and responsibility across the whole of Deakin and various communities within its regional footprint.
The Institute is responsible for the provision of Community Based Delivery (CBD), which is an Away from Base program funded by the Australian Government.
This program offers a unique higher educational opportunity that is responsive to the needs of Indigenous peoples on a national scale. At its core has remained the development and consolidation of CBD as a centred model of ethos and practice. Our community-based approach features:
• strong community ownership of the learning space and program of study• shared cultural values and belief systems that are respected by everyone • a curriculum inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, systems and perspectives • students and staff who create a space of equity and equality• smaller groups to foster interactive learning • a non-competitive teaching and learning environment• peer support and encouragement.
The Institute supports Deakin University’s global engagement through activities that are directly related to strategies within the University LIVE Agenda 2020 including:
• Maintaining and developing beneficial partnerships and collaborative relationships with domestic and international universities, educational institutions, government agencies and organisations of strategic interest to Deakin, the Faculty and the Institute.• Increasing the number and quality of international research collaborations as well as strengthening the enrolment growth of quality candidates in the Institute’s HDR program.• Providing future opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to undertake learning and research in partnerships with international universities.
The Institute is working towards a culturally informed strength-based model of education that incorporates Indigenous educational systems of knowledge and wisdom. This includes facilitating cultural competence training; and cultivating diversity in ways of Knowing, Being and Doing by engaging a deep sense of purpose and aspiration with students and staff.
The Institute will strive to promote culturally balanced teaching and learning that incorporates Indigenous epistemologies, pedagogies, and sustainable ethics into critical knowledge and academic engagement.
Indigenous knowledge is a defined field of inquiry both nationally and internationally within the context of higher education and research. The Institute is consistently developing new courses within Land and Sea practice. The delivery framework in the Graduate Diploma of Land and Sea Country Management is based on Indigenous interconnected pedagogies. This involves narrative, visualised, reflective and experimental learning processes that respects and acknowledges the continued importance of Indigenous knowledge.
Institute of Koorie Education
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Indigenous Academic Fellowship Program will expand the Academic community at Deakin and provide additional role models for Indigenous students on Campus.
Research has shown that Indigenous students will go where they see themselves represented, regardless of what discipline or faculty the indigenous scholar is in, they are present and visible.
The Indigenous Academic Fellowship Program is a new initiative which aims to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctoral candidates or researchers to Deakin for three years to further their learning, experience and build a profile as an up and coming, early career Academic. The intention of the program is to facilitate building an academic career alongside development of high quality research skills.
The Faculty of Arts and Education and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research are jointly offering two positions in this Fellowship program. These are Indigenous Pre-doctoral Academic Fellowship and/or Indigenous Post-doctoral Academic Fellowship.
The Fellowship involves appointment to a full time, fixed term position at Level A. Additionally the Indigenous Pre-doctoral Academic Fellowship will support the Academic to successfully complete their doctoral studies with any of the Faculties or Institutes and gain valuable teaching experience with the Institute of Koorie Education. The Indigenous Post-doctoral Academic Fellowship will support the Academic to build their research profile at Deakin and gain valuable teaching experience with the Institute of Koorie Education.
The appointee will spend 60% of their time working on their doctoral studies or developing their research under supervision in an appropriate Faculty or Institute. This will be structured as a PhD program if the appointee does not already hold a doctoral qualification. The research project will be developed in consultation with the appropriate academic supervisors in a discipline relevant to the appointee’s qualifications but would normally be expected to relate to the teaching, for example by including Indigenous perspectives, knowledge or learning approaches.
The remaining 40% of their time will be spent undertaking teaching and academic duties in the Institute of Koorie Education to develop excellent general skills as well as skills in culturally safe teaching.
Indigenous Academic Fellowship Program
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TEACHING AND RESEARCH LEVEL A The Academic will undertake teaching and related activities under the guidance of a senior Academic and complete their doctoral studies or undertake research activities as agreed in a research plan while establishing a publications record.
THE APPOINTEE WILL BE EXPECTED TO: • Undertake teaching and related
activities providing an excellentcontribution to the Institute’squality of teaching and learning activities
• Identify and respond toopportunities to advance the discipline’s teaching and researchprograms
• Conduct research eithera) under supervision forcompletion of the doctoralprogram, undertake all necessarycoursework requirements for the PhD degree program and maintain satisfactory progress in the completion of the researchprogram in line with theuniversity’s requirements orb) develop a strong post-doctoralresearch program and track recordunder guidance.
• Develop and deliver on apublications plan
• Undertake professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin
• Contribute to the achievement ofDeakin’s strategic goals inresearch, teaching, engagementand innovation
• Participate and contribute tocourse/discipline and staffmeetings
• Participate in Indigenous cultural programs
• Attend open days and graduationceremonies
• Undertake appropriate professional and academicdevelopment in support of PhD/research, teaching and supervision duties.
CANDIDATES WILL HAVE (ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA):
• PhD or Masters by thesis or anundergraduate qualification withfirst class honours or equivalent ina relevant discipline ordemonstrated learning andresearch experience at the levelrequired to enter a PhD program.
• Prior teaching experience will behighly regarded
• Excellent interpersonal skills and aproven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.
• Demonstrated ability to contributeto community engagement forresearch and teaching
CANDIDATES WILL HAVE (ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA):
• A knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander cultures and contemporary issues
• Evidence of a commitment toscholarly learning and/or teaching
The occupant of this position will report to the Director of the Institute through the Discipline Head at the Institute.
The appointee will be actively involved in teaching, research and professional activity. The appointee will interact with other staff within the Institute and the relevant Faculty, their peers at Deakin and other University, and with community and professional organisations. The appointee will liaise with students at all levels.
Indigenous Academic Fellow
Performance expectations Annual performance objectives and expected outcomes will be defined for this role in accordance with the Minimum Standards and Typical Duties for Academic Levels (MSTDALs) and agreed research expectations. Specific dutieswill be allocated with reference to the applicable Workload Allocation Model (WAM) and teaching requirements of the Institute. These documents are updated from time to time and are available on request.
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Application Thank you for your interest in the position of Indigenous Academic Fellow.
Please direct all correspondence and enquiries to;
Professor Tarquam McKenna
Professor of Indigenous Knowledges (Research)+61 3 5227 8694Email: [email protected]
How to apply Please apply online via:
Include cover letter, curriculum vitae and a response to the Selection Criteria.
Interview process An initial screening of prospective candidates will take place.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel of esteemed colleagues.
Details of professional referees will be required prior to interview.
Remuneration and benefits Level A salary and 17% superannuation.
Relocation support may also be available.
Term of appointment Appointment is for a full-time, three year fixed term position which is subject to an initial one year probationary period.
Special Requirement/s This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures of section 12 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.
This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).
Appointment process and how to apply
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Further information regarding our locations and relocating to
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