Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
- Strategic leadership opportunity at the whole-of-institution level
- Shape and impact the University’s future directions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, research and engagement
- Executive remuneration package; based at Springfield, Ipswich or Toowoomba
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) seeks an outstanding individual to strengthen the voice of First Nations people in the University’s teaching, research and enterprise through an appointment to its inaugural role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement).
This new role provides an opportunity to strengthen Australian Indigenous leadership throughout the University, playing an influential role in the development and delivery of mutually beneficial Indigenous engagement initiatives, quality Indigenous education programs and innovative Indigenous research.
As a senior Indigenous leader and member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive team, you will give voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters and make impact at the whole-of-University level on Indigenous governance, strategy, policy, education, research and engagement. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the University to develop and implement a culturally appropriate and inclusive University-wide approach to communication and collaboration on Indigenous issues with staff, students, Traditional Custodians, Elders and the community in support of the University’s core teaching and research functions. The position also provides strategic leadership and vision for the University’s College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research.
With the ability to drive change and innovation at an executive level, the successful candidate will have the natural ability to shape a vision that encompasses the principles of research, learning and teaching, and a deep understanding of and commitment to the advancement of Australian Indigenous education.
Strong academic credentials are essential for this position, as is a track record of demonstrated success in collaboration and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Your strong cultural knowledge and strengths will be critical to your success in this role.
This is an Identified position and is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only. For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
In its mission to be Australia’s leading regional university, USQ provides education worldwide from three physical locations in Southern Queensland, online, and through a number of outreach hubs and national and international education partners. The core values of respect, integrity and excellence guide and unite the USQ community in its vision to be renowned for innovation and excellence in education, student experience, research and engagement by creating and sharing knowledge, transforming lives and solving the problems that matter to our world.
For more information, please visit: usq.edu.au.
To apply, please click on ‘Apply now’ below, using reference USQpvi0321, addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.