Feature position

Feature position

Director, Institute of Koorie Education (140416)

  • An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant
  • Full-time & fixed term for 3 years
  • Location: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Closing date: Sunday 5 October, 2014
  • More information: Professor Chris Gray, Tel: +613 5227 8521 or Email: pvcpi@deakin.edu.au

To apply: Please submit your cover letter, CV and responses to Key Selection Criteria on the Careers at Deakin webpage.

Deakin University is committed to deliver the highest quality services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as prospective and current students and alumni – increasing access, participation, retention and success for Indigenous Australians within the higher education sector. Deakin's Institute of Koorie Education was established in 1991, with its unique community-based learning model providing a culturally safe and welcoming learning environment.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Integrity) the Director, Institute of Koorie Education will provide leadership of the management team and staff of the Institute and establish and maintain effective relationships with the Faculties, Schools and other areas of the University. 

Key responsibilities include leading and making an outstanding contribution to the Institute's research and teaching programs, identifying and promoting appropriate support for Indigenous students,  developing and strengthening links with Indigenous communities and promoting the Institute to prospective students and relevant professional, industry and government bodies in Australia and internationally.

The successful candidate will be a recognised leader in Indigenous education both as a teacher and a researcher. They will have a deep understanding of Indigenous culture and knowledge systems and demonstrated leadership in the development of curricula that reflects significant understanding of Indigenous education and will be able to evidence domestic and international research linkages.


Deakin University enjoys a reputation for being accessible, helpful and friendly. It has a longstanding reputation for its use of cutting-edge information technology while providing highly personalised student experiences. Deakin has a growing international research reputation, ranking in the top 3% of universities globally across the three major rankings.

An ambitious LIVE the future strategic plan has the University focussed on bringing the opportunities of the digital age to deliver brilliant education and world-class innovation and research, while strengthening communities and delighting staff, students and friends.

For more information about the University visit:www.deakin.edu.au

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