The Wollotuka Institute

A community for all

The Wollotuka Institute is a close-knit community, with our people at the heart of what we do.

For more than 30 years, Wollotuka has operated as a centre for Indigenous students – supporting enthusiastic and determined individuals to achieve their higher education goals while studying at the University of Newcastle.

When you join our team, you’ll play an important part in guiding our future generations – drawing strength from shared culture, communities and past journeys.

No matter your role within Wollotuka, each day you’ll be inspired and encouraged by those around you – from students to academics, Elders and community leaders – and you too, will inspire others to strive towards success.

So, if you’re motivated to come to work each day, and leave knowing you’ve made a positive difference, no matter how big or small, a job at the Wollotuka Institute is for you.

Working at Wollotuka

I just love working with our Wollotuka students to ensure their success, If you have self-determination and self-worth, success will eventually follow – in all aspects of life”

- Russell Green, Student Advancement Officer

As a student at the University of Newcastle being able to engage with Indigenous staff was pivotal to my success, now as a staff member I am able to provide that pastoral support to students to help them succeed. The University of Newcastle provides so many opportunities to develop your career all within the one organisation”

- Luke Halvorsen, Executive Officer

Having the opportunity to work at the University of Newcastle has opened up so many great opportunities for my future Career and really has changed my life.”

- Jade Nicholes, Indigenous Cadet

Current positions

Professional Positions

Student Recruitment Officer (3994)

In this position you will conduct the Schools to University (S2U) program and implement day to day activities of prospective students recruitment to attract and create awareness to Indigenous students into Higher Education. The role is responsible for activities across Newcastle and Hunter regions.

The Student Advancement Unit provides proactive advice and support to students on programs, courses, policies and procedures, and are responsible for providing key support to recruitment and retention activities relating to student recruitment, success and progression, issue resolution, and student compliance.

Executive Assistant (3995)

Under the supervision of the Director, this position provides administrative, project and personal support to the Director in a confidential environment.

The Executive Assistant will provide advice, analysis and support to the Director and contribute to the efficient management of the Directors’ office, including the implementation of projects and quality improvement systems and procedures.

Indigenous Student Advancement Coordinator (4038)

This role supports the Student Advancement Manager and leads Indigenous Student Advancement Officers in the delivery of exceptional student/client centred service to Indigenous students to increase access, participation, retention and success of Indigenous students.

Academic Positions

Our Lecture and Senior lecturer positions deliver significant contributions to teaching, research and professional service in the field of Indigenous Knowledge’s and Workplace Inclusion. You will have substantial academic expertise, practitioner experience and be recognised for your research contribution a range of Indigenous/business/social/cultural contexts. The role of the Lecturer and Senior Lecturer is to support the Wollotuka Institute by taking advantage of opportunities and developments in the field of Indigenous Higher Education to position the Institute as a leader in this field. These positions will see you actively contribute to the delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan.

Lecturer positions available in the following disciplines:

In the above positon you will have the opportunity to provide leadership in implementing the values and objectives of the Wollotuka Cultural Standards. You will collaborate with other staff within Wollotuka Institute and the Indigenous Education and Research Innovation portfolio. These positions will see you demonstrate educational leadership in Teaching and Learning at the course, program, discipline and Wollotuka Institute level within one (1) of the disciplines listed above.

Senior Lecturer positions available in the following disciplines:


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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.