Lecturer in Law/Criminology/Policing, First Nations Australian

Bathurst, Australia
25 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Contribute to contemporary learning and teaching initiatives to help imbed First Nations Cultural elements
  • Support and engage in relevant and impactful First Nations research
  • Connect with community and continue to build and foster relationships

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • $100,476 to $119,121 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst

We are currently seeking a passionate and dedicated academic to join the Centre for Law and Justice to support the Centre with its First Nations initiatives. You will be joining an interdisciplinary group of dynamic and experienced academics comprising criminologists, lawyers, sociologists, philosophers and policing scholars.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a teaching and research work function and will undertake duties associated with teaching, research and administration. More specifically the position will undertake curriculum mapping, subject and course design work (for relevant Faculty and University committees), professional and First Nations content accreditation work (for the Legal Profession Admissions Board (LPAB) NSW and the Charles Sturt Indigenous Board of Studies), designing and teaching Indigenous content and design of assessment.

Consultation with community representatives and other professional groups, especially First Nations lawyers, criminal justice, and related professionals who contribute to our programs and who can be consulted for co-design of research programs will be expected.

The successful candidate will have access to the Universitys generous relocation support scheme to assist with relocating to Bathurst, NSW.

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

To be successful you will have:

  • To identify as a First Nations Australian
  • A masters or doctoral qualification (research thesis) in one of the target areas or evidence of qualification in progress or equivalent cultural knowledge, professional experience or expertise
  • Disciplinary expertise in Indigenous Australian studies, or education, or law, or criminology, or policing, or criminal justice related disciplines
  • Commitment to or evidence of the delivery of high-quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Capacity to undertake or a record of research or professional activity related to the discipline
  • High level communication skills with demonstrated ability to network and build partnerships across the university and with external organisations

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.

Evidence of having received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccination (and booster vaccination when eligible) approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration is required as a condition of entry onto Charles Sturt University campuses. Accordingly, evidence of vaccination or a valid exemption is a condition of employment at Charles Sturt University.

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 Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences brings together a range of courses and Schools that focus on real-world challenges.

We specialise in business studies, computing, mathematics, engineering, law, policing, security and psychology.

Our Faculty are leaders in their fields of teaching and research and combine significant professional experience with academic expertise. Our schools continue to grow through close collaboration and consultation with private industry, regulators, professional bodies, community engagement, partnerships and global networks.

The Centre for Law and Justice comprises a team of highly qualified and experienced legal practitioners, researchers, and criminal justice professionals. We offer an internationally unique and innovative undergraduate degree in law, criminal justice and policing and public safety; all with embedded Indigenous cultural competence elements. Our staff supervise Honours, PhD and professional doctorate students. The Centre is an interdisciplinary group of dynamic academics comprising criminologists, lawyers, sociologists, philosophers and policing scholars.

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

Further Information

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

Professor Mark Nolan | Director, Centre for Law and Justice | mnolan@csu.edu.au | Ph: 0401 934 344

Closing Date: 11 pm, 22 February 2022