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Associate Professor, Indigenous Research Lead (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre)

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Indigenous Research Lead (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre)

  • Employment Type: Full - time (35 hours a week)
  • Duration: 3-Year Fixed Term opportunity 
  • Remuneration: $173K - $190K p.a. (+17% super and leave loading)
  • Location: Randwick, Sydney. (Hybrid working, at least 3 days in the office)

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only. UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

Who are we: 

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Commonwealth Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research.

Why this role matters:

This position will provide leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research and engagement within the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC). The incumbent will work closely with the NDARC Office of Director (including Centre Director, Research Director and Deputy Directors) to oversee and develop a program of work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities aimed at reducing the harms from alcohol and other drug use.

This role will have the opportunity to build a team – initial recruitment of up to two Research Fellows and two HDR scholarships.

Who you are:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Experience in the Drug and Alcohol sector is preferred
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Significant track record of positive engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Significant track record in research leadership with outcomes of high quality and high international impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence and deliver research leadership.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership skills in research, including research training and supervision, in an inclusive and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding contribution to research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated leadership in building engagement and partnerships with the profession and industry.

Benefits and Culture: 

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​ 

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​ 
  • Flexible working ​ 
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​ 
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​ 
  • Progressive HR practices​ 

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.  

How to apply:

Please click Apply now to submit your application online. Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Please provide a resume and a cover letter briefly addressing the criteria listed in the position description.

Contact (job related questions only)

Scientia Professor Louisa Degenhardt       E: 

Applications close:  Thursday 29th February 2024 before 11.30pm.

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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

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