Topic ID #35278 - posted 3/13/2015 2:17 AM

Consultant Anthropologist - Australia

Jennifer Palmer

Consultant Anthropologist (UQ Culture & Heritage Unit)
Job: 497171
School of Social Science
With around 45 academic staff and 85 higher degree students, the School is one of the most prestigious of its type in Australia. It is a research-intensive School comprising the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, criminology and sociology. The School offers majors in each discipline within the Bachelor of Arts, and it manages the Bachelor of Social Science and masters programs in Development Practice and Museum Studies.
The School's commercial arm, UQ Culture & Heritage Unit (UQCHU), undertakes a significant number of large-scale applied research and consultancy projects each year.
The role
The Consultant Anthropologist will play an important role in leading and managing consultancy and applied research projects, and provide support to the UQCHU Director in managing and organising UQCHU projects. The person will ensure continuity and compliance with project milestones on projects they are leading as well as covering for other projects in the absence of the Director. There will be a mix of applied and academic research writing to include publications in journals and academic volumes as well as reports for contract research projects.
The person
Applicants must have postgraduate qualifications in anthropology, or progress towards postgraduate qualifications, and extensive relevant experience; or extensive relevant experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
High-level knowledge of the requirements of the methods and theory of anthropological research including fieldwork is essential. The successful applicant will possess high-level knowledge of the Native Title Act 1993 and supporting Australian government policy and guideline documents. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong fieldwork skills in Aboriginal anthropology in Australia. Expertise in research concerning land negotiations in the Asia/Pacific region will be a desirable further area of expertise. The successful applicant will hold skills including genealogical data collection and presentation, interview techniques, and cultural mapping. Applicants must possess the capacity to lead and manage consultancy and applied research projects and to win consultancies and contracts, and demonstrate an ability to liaise with legal practitioners on litigated matters and to write reports in a clear and succinct manner.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $87,483 - $98,232 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%.

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