Indigenous Academic Development Program
The Indigenous Academic Development Program provides opportunities for those Indigenous higher degree research (HDR) students and other postgraduate students who wish to progress to employment as an academic at UTS.
Improve your employment prospects
Work while you study
Be a part of UTS’s commitment to being a world leading university in Indigenous education research, employment and engagement
An Academic (Indigenous Academic Development Program) works up to 2 days per week on an academic or professional paid contract and can be expected to engage in:
mentoring and working with other Indigenous students in Jumbunna, so as to contribute to Indigenous student success, retention, and completion rates
tutoring/lecturing in undergraduate courses
research activities within Jumbunna or a UTS Faculty or
researching aligned to the student’s professional interests, where relevant.
Ideally, the HDR / postgraduate student will need to have passed the ‘Stage 1 Milestone – Confirmation of Candidature’ to be eligible for an appointment as an Academic (Indigenous Academic Development). The aim is that the HDR / postgraduate student will work up to a 0.4 (2 days per week) full-time equivalent (FTE) academic or professional contract for the duration of their PhD or Masters by Research or other postgraduate degree by Coursework and which includes research.
An Academic applying to be employed through the Indigenous Academic Development Program is considered on the basis of their current study results and the potential to benefit from this opportunity.
In order to be considered for this opportunity you need to complete an Expression of Interest found at the address below. This will ask you for various items of information including:
Details of your postgraduate degree and area of research
Your Resume that includes education attained; awards; research publications (if applicable); professional/industry experience; and grants applied for (if applicable)
Information about your future employment aspirations
Current research students who apply to be an Academic through the Indigenous Academic Development Program are also required to provide their:
Research description (150-word overview)
How to apply?
Apply online via the Student Employment Program Application Form. Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 13 January 2019 for commencement in February 2019.
Cadets work with the Jumbunna Learning Development (LD) team to provide supplementary and enabling tuition and mentoring to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students studying at UTS. The Cadet may also be involved in research activities with a mentor in Jumbunna Indigenous Institute of Education and Research or one of the Faculties.
Cadets work up to 2 days per week and are paid as per the professional HEW 4/5 contract rates or an academic Level A contract.
If your answers to the following questions are yes, apply for the Cadetship Program today!
- Are you an Indigenous undergraduate student?
- Are you in your final year of a bachelor degree OR entering into an Honours program?
- Are you interested in progressing into graduate studies at Honours level or as a higher degree research candidate?
- Are you interested in mentoring, tutoring and research activities?
For detailed information about the skills, knowledge and qualifications expected for the Cadetship role, access the Position Description below.
How to apply?
Apply online via the Student Employment Program Application Form.
If you have any questions, please contact Brenton James via email firstname.lastname@example.org