University of Melbourne


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Join other Indigenous academic leaders to raise the profile of Indigenous health issues.

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).

Salary: Level D or E, Associate Professor or Professor

The Professor/Associate Professor will take a leadership role with Indigenous health as the head of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit within the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health (MSPGH) and the University, joining with other Indigenous academic leaders in MDHS, other Faculties, and in Chancellery. This is a teaching and research role, with the mix of teaching, research and leadership/service to be in negotiation with the Head of School with the successful candidate.

You will be collaborating across schools and faculties within the University and external organisations, including community, government and health, to engage the relevant people in developing and promoting indigenous health programs and improving access to health services.

About you
You will be a leader who is passionate about raising the profile of Indigenous health issues and developing innovative programs and approaches.

The appointee will be a well-respected Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander scholar with strong links with Indigenous communities. They will be an experienced academic leader with the vision, capacity and interpersonal skills to progress this work.

You will possess:

  • A doctoral qualification or other relevant higher degree
  • High level of national and international recognition as a leader in Indigenous Health (Level E), or emerging recognition internationally (Level D)
  • Demonstrated academic leadership in the higher education sector
  • Demonstrated high achievement in teaching and learning, in course development, delivery and coordination
  • A record of achievement in competitive research grants
  • Substantial record of research publications
  • Successful record of leading a research team
  • Demonstrated record of successful and substantial collaboration in Indigenous Health research
  • About the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health
    The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health has established a strong reputation as a leader in Indigenous health programs. It has built a strong presence in Indigenous Health research and teaching and is having significant positive impacts in Indigenous health, including through its senior and emerging Indigenous Health leaders

    In addition, the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, affiliated with Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, provides training and development programs for emerging Indigenous health leaders and provides support and opportunities for graduates, emerging leaders and established leaders in health to grow their influence and network, and mobilise an agenda for change in their field of health practice.

    Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    Over a decade ago, the Faculty appointed Australia’s first Associate Dean (Indigenous Development) to lead the development and implementation of the Faculty’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We continue to build on this to expand opportunities for Indigenous participation in study and academic pursuit, and training of the next generation of Indigenous health professionals and academics. Indigenous employment, student recruitment and retention, cultural recognition, embedding Indigenous knowledges into our curriculum and building partnerships with the Indigenous community are key areas of development.

    Indigenous students, teachers and researchers are an asset to this Faculty, adding to our great diversity of expertise and knowledge. Between 2015-2020 the Faculty attracted $46.2m in research income related to Indigenous health with just over a third (37%) of this research led by an Indigenous Chief Investigator. The Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous health, our Ngurra Jurrajak master’s student in-take program, Indigenous teaching and learning community of practice, Indigenous Eye Health and Indigenous Studies Unit, among others, are working toward understanding, redefining and enabling possibility for Indigenous futures. The Indigenous scholars and professional staff of the Faculty are represented across our Schools and come together through our Faculty Indigenous Network.

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