LINGUIST List 32.2420

Mon Jul 19 2021

Jobs: Language Documentation: Consultant, The University of Queensland

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 15-Jul-2021
From: Felicity Meakins <>
Subject: Language Documentation: Consultant, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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University or Organization: The University of Queensland
Department: School of Languages and Cultures
Job Location: Brisbane, Australia
Web Address:
Job Title: Industry Fellow (Indigenous languages)

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Australian Languages


The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland is looking to appoint two Industry Fellows (Indigenous Languages) to promote respectful awareness of, engagement with, and strategic, mutually beneficial inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, relevant Indigenous organisations and wider industry partners in UQ’s teaching programs, research and innovation through contributing to: (1) the development of a teaching program in Indigenous languages to be offered by the School of Languages and Cultures; and (2) the establishment of the Language Data Commons of Australia (LDaCA), which is to form part of national research infrastructure for language researchers and communities.

We are seeking candidates with industry experience relating to Indigenous languages in any of the following fields: museums, libraries and archives; language teaching and learning; adult education; performing arts; visual arts, land management; or other relevant fields.

The successful candidates will also demonstrate the following:
Successful Level A candidates will demonstrate:
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations.
- Demonstrated skills in community liaison and consultation.
- Experience with leading, participating in or contributing to Indigenous language projects.
- Demonstrated capacity to work with a range of Indigenous communities.

In addition to the essentials for Level A above, Level B candidates must have the following:
- A postgraduate qualification in Indigenous languages or a related field.
- Demonstrated evidence of a record of publication in high-quality outlets in the field or industry-relevant outlets.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the application link provided below.

This is an Indigenous-identified position. Only Australian Indigenous applicants can apply

Application Deadline: 05-Aug-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Felicity Meakins

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