Casual Project Linguist/Officer

Job no: 513100
Work type: Casual
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Project Management and Project Support

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We are seeking expressions of interest for Casual Project Linguist/Officer.

Casual Professional rates and an employer contribution of 11% superannuation will apply.

The Project Linguist/Officer will work on Indigenous language projects based out of the University of Adelaide, South Australia and may involve remote community work.

The role will involve working as part of a small team to work on language revival and maintenance projects across a broad range of indigenous languages around South Australia. Responsibilities may include language documentation, the production of language resources and assisting in the delivery of language workshops around the state.

Successful applicants will need to be able to work and operate with a level of self sufficiency within Indigenous communities and language contexts.

The role would suit an early career linguistics or community development graduate with a BA (Hons) in Linguistics or equivalent, there is scope for community development and anthropology graduates with a proven history in working with indigenous communities or on indigenous projects to apply.

Mobile Language Team is a multi discipline community engagement team bridging the gap between academic research and community engagement.

Based out of the University of Adelaide and working across the length and breadth of South Australia, the Mobile Language Team prides itself on expertise from not only linguistics but also the education sectors, health sectors, community advocacy sectors and cultural and language experts.

To be successful you will need:

  • Proven knowledge of Australian indigenous languages
  • Experience working and consulting with indigenous communities and have the
  • Ability to envision and execute a language project from start to completion
  • A BA (Hons) in Linguistics or equivalent.

This position requires a valid Working with Children Check.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-caliber people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership across a diverse range of disciplines. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a resume and cover letter addressing your suitability and experience for the position.

Applications close 11:55pm, Friday the 8th of December 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if  suitable candidates are identified.

For further information

 For further information about the role or to your express your interest please send your CV and cover letter to:

Dr Paul Monaghan
Manager & Senior Linguist

Please note that submitting an application does not automatically entitle you to casual employment with the University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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