First listed on: 19 June 2018

Associate Lecturer, Cultural Competence 

National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC)
DVC Indigenous Strategy and Services
Reference no. 1103/0618F

  • Contribute to the development of the research, education and innovation program of the NCCC
  • Based at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time, Fixed term contract until 31 December 2019, base salary: $71K to $96K plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The National Centre for Cultural Competence is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer, to provide teaching, facilitation and research work, preparing relevant materials in collaboration with team members and facilitating the efficient operation of the NCCC.

The role will require the successful candidate to contribute to the development of the research, education and innovation program of the NCCC and will include the following responsibilities:

  • work closely with the Academic Leadership team of the NCCC to develop and deliver educational materials that support Centre programs and initiatives
  • support the end to end design of the research program and conduct of research projects in the NCCC. Under the guidance of the Academic Director, Academic Leader(s), and in collaboration with research project teams
  • coordinate the development and submission of research and educational publications for the work area
  • contribute to the development and implementation of multiple work stream project plans to meet overarching project objectives
  • ensure that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met for the work area.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Associate Lecturer who possesses:

  • a Bachelor’s Degree with honours in a relevant discipline combined with experience in a related field
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and strong relationship building skills including sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • personal attributes of: integrity and fairness; a collaborative approach; commitment to quality service; a high level of initiative; resilience and personal accountability for results
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • capacity to work in the high pressure, high turnaround environment of NCCC project work
  • experience in developing and working on research projects, including experience in writing literature reviews and expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • experience in facilitating face-to-face workshops and working in online teaching and learning environments.

About us

The Centre provides teaching, research and research translation leadership to the University and to the Australian higher education sector on cultural competence, provides technical and other assistance to a variety of stakeholders, develop tools and resources, has established and maintains extensive collaborative networks that further the objectives of the NCCC and which promote and sustain effective scholarship in cultural competence.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1103/0618F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing Date: 11:30pm Wednesday 4th July 2018 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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