First listed on: 03 November 2019

Academic Position in Indigenous Australian Studies


  • Contribute to contemporary undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Support and engage in relevant research
  • Connect with community and continue to build and foster relationships

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • $67,481 to $114,117 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst, Dubbo, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga

Contribute to the collaborative scholarly environment of the School of Indigenous Australian Studies through engaged, dynamic teaching, and relevant and connected scholarship and research.

This position may also be offered as a Scholarly Teaching Fellow under Clause 30 of the Charles Sturt University Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021. Applicants who are employed on a casual or fixed term basis with at least 12 months of academic employment within the last three years, and who have never held an ongoing position at an Australian University are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a teaching research work function unless employed under the Scholarly Teaching Fellow condition where a teaching focussed appointment may be allocated.

To be successful you will have:

  • Indigenous Australian heritage
  • A qualification relevant to the discipline and at the level being applied for
  • Commitment to or evidence of the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Capacity to undertake or a record of research/ creative works or professional activity related to the discipline
  • High level communication skills with demonstrated ability to network and build partnerships
  • 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 Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the Universitys Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students.

The School of Indigenous and Australian Studies is located on the Dubbo campus and develops, delivers and promotes Indigenous Australian Studies to all students studying at CSU. The School develops research and consultancy links with local communities, institutions, services and agencies, together with national and international scholarly communities.

CSU 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.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

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 Jay Phillips | Head, School of Indigenous Australian Studies | | Ph: 02 6885 7330

Closing Date: 11pm, 21 November 2019

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