Professor in Social Inclusion

Are You Ready? Deakin (University) is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative.

Don’t believe it? Just ask Deakin. They’ll tell you.

But what is an agile, dynamic and innovative global university? Who knows, but if you want to get a better idea, just apply for their current recruitment for a Professor in Social Inclusion. And once you can work it out, can you please explain to the rest of us, starting with what a “global university” based across 5 campuses in Victoria is.

The Professor in Social Inclusion attracts total package of more than $210,000, including a particularly generous 17% superannuation, so it may be worth your while.

Maybe the Professor in Social Inclusion can also deliver the Masters of Lesbian Dance Theory.

The selection criteria for this role you ask? Well, after the mandatory educational requirements, you need a:

Demonstrated commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as first Australians.

Howz that for social inclusion. But according to Deakin University:

Deakin Health is recognised in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service.

It’s not exactly clear by whom it is so recognised.

We (Deakin) are one of the fastest growing health faculties in Australia.

And this is good because? And growing what? Numbers of Professors and Administrators of Social Inclusion.

But this dear Cats is a demonstration of the essence of the problem. The Australian University system produces too many qualifications necessary to become a public servant. This includes the most dangerous qualification available – the Master of Public Administration; a qualification that seeks to teach students that government can solve any and every problem. Usually by creating bigger and worse problems elsewhere.

Who needs STEM when you have public servants – they are currently working on how to generate wealth from turning gold into lead. Research funded by tax payers of course.

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11 Responses to Professor in Social Inclusion

  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Who needs STEM when you have public servants – they are currently working on how to generate wealth from turning lead into goldgold into lead. Research funded by tax payers of course.


  2. 2dogs

    It would be interesting if a conservative applied, and, upon not being selected, made a complaint here.

  3. miltonf

    Makes me think of the Kennedy school of government. Yuk.

  4. JohnJJJ

    It was an excellent use of Ctrl H for “social inclusion and disability”
    But it didn’t asnswer my question: does it mean a sharing a joke with a bloke in a wheelchair, or getting the Kurds and Turks together for a dink?

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Maybe a Professor of Social Exclusion would be useful to have too.

    18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’John 15:18-25

    Let me guess, “social inclusion” Deakin-style won’t include Christians.
    Prove me wrong Professor.

  6. PB

    I think “Lesbian Dance Theory” is something we can all get behind. Very big behinds as I recall.

  7. It is now 10 years since I learned the hard way to never hire anybody with a degree from Deakin University.

  8. Colonel Crispin Berka

    What a co-incidence. On CatallaxyFiles I am currently a lab rat in a Social Inclusion experiment.
    Sadly, I’m apparently part of the control group.

  9. struth

    That’s a lot of money to say, “come to the pub with us”.

    That sort of a lark, well, he or she had better be shouting a few rounds.

  10. Don

    The job ad mentions diversity and since I don’t meet any of the requirements having left school in year 10 I should be in with a chance. I’m agile at least.Once I couldn’t spell Professor now I are one would be apt.

  11. James Hargrave

    I have remarked before, but in Britain in the late 1990s as all this inclusion/exclusion sludge oozed through the public sector (renowned for its accurate use of English and proof-reading skills), one pointless questionnaire asked what we were doing to promote social exclusion! I was forbidden to answer.

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