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February

Research Associate/research Fellow, Indigenous Health Care

University Of Technology Sydney - Broadway, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their careers.

As part of Athena SWAN, UTS has set an overarching target of 40 percent academic women in STEMM by 2022. The Faculty of Health is committed to UTS’s target and supporting the career development of women academics.

The Faculty of Health is recruiting a Research Associate/Research Fellow (Identified) to work on an Indigenous-led National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Centre of Research Excellence in Strengthening Systems for Indigenous Health Care Equity (CRE-STRIDE).

About the role:

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

The vision for CRE-STRIDE is equitable health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through quality improvement (QI) and collaborative implementation research to strengthen primary health care (PHC) systems. Specific strategies towards achieving this vision include: i) Indigenous research leadership; ii) strengthening QI processes within health systems and enhancing community linkages; and iii) extending QI processes and collaborations across sectors to promote health and strengthen social and cultural determinants of wellbeing. CRE-STRIDE has exceptional Indigenous leadership and collaborative strengths and builds on an established partnership of researchers, policymakers, and service providers.
The Indigenous Research Associate/Fellow will work with the CRE-STRIDE (Quality Improvement in Health Promotion) research team and key collaborators to progress our vision and research program to extend QI processes and collaborations across sectors to promote health and prevent chronic disease. The role will support the development of new grant ideas; publication of research and conference presentations and contribute to teaching (maximum 25% load) as required.

About you:

We are seeking someone with experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating Indigenous health promotion in partnership with Aboriginal health services and communities, along with research and project management experience or a desire to strengthen skills in these areas.

Base Salary Range: $80,539 to $98,091 pa (Level A) $107,132 pa (Level B.2)
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave, and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and the appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis for two years.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC194053.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals, not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date: Thursday 4th March 2021 at 11.59 pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact recruitment@uts.edu.au for assistance.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework, and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, those who identify as LGBTIQ, and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Broadway, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training




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