Excellence in Diversity Fellowship (Indigenous)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0059387
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-Time Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty of Science
Salary: Level A $80,258 – $108,906 p.a OR Level B $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super (pro-rata for part time) commensurate with experience

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).

About the Role
To support the need for greater diversity and inclusion within the University of Melbourne, the Faculty of Science has recently developed targeted diversity strategies in the areas of Indigenous Engagement and Gender Equity. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for early career researchers and Indigenous knowledge holders to join the University of Melbourne and contribute to the development of innovative research that recognises all types of knowledge and ways of doing. As a Fellow, you will have the opportunity to propose and conduct research on a topic(s) of your choice, and work with a team of outstanding academics in a world-class research environment.

With a focus on diversity, inclusion, and community impact, this fellowship offers a great development opportunity, with a research grant of $15,000 per annum to support your research program. You will also have access to culturally appropriate support programs to aid the development of your independent research program and contribute to workplace culture.

Your responsibilities will include:

In addition an applicant appointed at level B will be expected to:

Who We Are Looking For
We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the potential to perform independent research and knowledge production. You should have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to translate your work to others. Experience in research collaborations with government, industry, or community groups is desirable, as well as experience working with graduate students, Honours or Masters students, and/or Elders and emerging knowledge holders within communities. If you are motivated by the opportunity to contribute to research that involves Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, we highly encourage you to apply.

You will also have:

In addition an applicant appointed at level B will be expected to:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Work Rights
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “Faculty of Science“
Science at the University of Melbourne is the most highly ranked Faculty of Science in Australia. Science is defined by its research excellence in the physical and life sciences and is at the forefront of research addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

We have over 150 years of experience in pioneering scientific thinking and analysis, leading to outstanding teaching and learning and offer a curriculum based on highly relevant research, which empowers our STEM students and graduates to understand and address complexities that impact real world issues and the challenges of tomorrow.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Benefits for Indigenous staff

'Indigenous' here means a person of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.