Lecturer in Indigenous Health, Identified Position

Dubbo/Bathurst, Australia
10 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join a growing and innovative team
  • Opportunity to develop and administer subjects and curriculum
  • Support Indigenous students in mental health courses

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • $97,910 to $116,171 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Dubbo or Bathurst

The Lecturer in Indigenous Health (Mental Health) will substantially contribute to the teaching and learning needs of students enrolled in the Bachelor or Health Science (Mental Health) course and other subjects delivered by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, with content related specifically to Indigenous Australians in health settings.

The successful applicant will be required to use blended models of subject delivery at the undergraduate level, which may include face to face and online teaching and assessment and participate in the administration and ongoing subject and curriculum development.

You will be responsible in building strong professional relationships with students and provide timely and appropriate consultation and feedback. You will also actively contribute to collaborative processes to design, deliver and continually improve high quality courses and learning experiences for students including the giving and receiving of constructive feedback.

To be successful you will have:

  • Identify as an Indigenous Australian and have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures and societies gained through professional industry experience and/or scholarly activities
  • A doctoral or masters qualification in mental health or equivalent experience and standing
  • A record of research or professional activity relevant to a health, which demonstrates a capacity to make an autonomous contribution
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of mental health gained through industry experience and/or scholarly activities or similar
  • Demonstrated capacity to utilise and embrace current and emerging technologies to achieve work objectives

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health is committed to educating all students to live well and help others to adopt healthy lifestyles in a range of settings. Academic staff are passionate about the transformational nature of education - it is through learning and growth that people achieve their potential!

The courses offered by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health include undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher degrees by research in nursing, midwifery and Indigenous mental health. The strength of these courses lies in the opportunities provided to students to develop personally and also professionally, acquiring the knowledge, attitudes and practical skills needed to work autonomously and also as part of a team, as high-quality health professionals.

While there is a particular need for high-quality health professionals in regional, rural and remote locations, graduates of the School are also in high demand in urban and metropolitan settings, reflecting as they do the resilience and independent thinking for which rural Australians are known.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

This is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position under section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977. Please be aware you may be asked to provide confirmation of Indigenous Australian Identity.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Denise Blanchard | Acting Head of School, Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health | dblanchard@csu.edu.au | Ph: 02 6338 6626

Closing Date: 11 pm, 01 December 2020

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