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Seeking academics and teaching associates
At Monash, we value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.
The Faculty of IT welcomes expressions of interest all year round from Indigenous trainees, teaching associates and academics, including post-doctoral fellows.
Importantly, we prioritise all candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. This means that if your application is competitive, you will automatically be shortlisted for an interview.
Meet Alexa Godfrey, Marketing Assistant
A proud First Nations woman descended from the Gunditjmara Tribe in Warrnambool, Alexa brings extensive experience in Indigenous engagement to Monash.
Appointed a Victorian Indigenous Ambassador in 2012 by Football Federation Australia, she has organised and attended a country-wide Indigenous football carnival in Alice Springs – which was televised on SBS.
Other career highlights include working as Football Federation Victoria’s Indigenous Engagement Officer and hosting a soccer competition for Indigenous inmates at Port Phillip Prison. She has also been a Recruitment Consultant and kindergarten teacher prior to having her daughter Darcy in 2020.
Eager to help Indigenous students pursue their passions, Alexa came to Monash University through the William Cooper Institute where she completed a traineeship in the Faculty of IT.
Today she is a Marketing Assistant, bringing her diverse experience and can-do attitude to the Marketing and Communications team. She provides integral support services spanning data collation and management, event coordination, social media strategising, student engagement and more.
Meet Narissa Timbery, Assistant Lecturer
A First Nations woman descended from the Yuin Nation (NSW South Coast), Narissa has been an ABI indexer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, and worked at the National Archives of Australia. She has a background in education, including teaching an Aboriginal and Education elective to Diploma of Education students at the University of Wollongong for five years.
Narissa completed a Master of Information Management and Systems at Monash before enrolling in a PhD. In tandem with the Assistant Lecturer position, her doctoral studies, Beyond the animations: A sustainable living digital heritage archive, explores the creation of a sustainable living digital heritage archive. Using the Monash Country Lines Archives’ virtual 3D models as a case study, anticipated research outcomes include a deeper understanding of how to respectfully represent Aboriginal knowledge, cultural protocols and community archiving requirements when creating a sustainable living digital heritage archive. A suite of protocols and guidelines including documentation protocols is in development. Narissa’s research provides an exemplar for the use of yarning as a method of data collection and data analysis in information systems research.
A safe, respectful workplace
We are committed to a culturally-safe workplace that respects Indigenous identity, ways of knowing, culture and traditional knowledge, Indigenous Elders, communities, staff and students.
To help achieve this, all staff within our faculty undertake cultural safety training to ensure we cultivate a workplace of respect. This training encompasses a workshop that provides an introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture, as well as to the Monash Indigenous Strategy.
We are commissioning Indigenous artwork, negotiating the naming of rooms and setting up a dedicated space for Indigenous staff and students