Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Legal Education
University of New South Wales Faculty of Law and Justice

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer- Education Focused -Director, Indigenous Legal Education

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Lecturer, Lecturer

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer- Director, Indigenous Legal Education

Faculty of Law & Justice - Law, Society & Criminology   

  • 3 year - Convertible Tenure Track 
  • Full Time- 35 hrs/per week 
  • $110,459 to $153,921 + 17% Super and Leave Loading (pro rata) 
  • Based at Kensington Campus- Sydney, Australia 

UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only. Due to the nature of the work required, this position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

The Opportunity

The role of Director of Indigenous Legal Education (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) is responsible for promoting and further developing opportunities for Indigenous students in the Faculty of Law & Justice. The position will be based in one of the Faculty’s three Schools – Private and Commercial; Global and Public; and Law, Society and Criminology – upon discussion with the successful applicant, and is a joint appointment with Nura Gili, Centre for Indigenous Programs at UNSW.

The role of Director of Indigenous Legal Education is an Education Focussed role.  UNSW’s Education Focussed roles enable academics to specialise in education and devote their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students.

This position reports to the relevant Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous in respect of the different accountabilities of the role. The role of Director of ILE has no direct reports.

This is an identified Indigenous position. UNSW considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


Specific accountabilities for this role include.

  • Lead the implementation of UNSW’s Indigenous Strategy (Culture and Country, Grow Our Own and Give Back) within the Faculty, in consultation with the office of the PVC Indigenous and initiate and implement Faculty-based courses and activities that support the admission, learning and experience of students in Faculty programs.
  • Promote UNSW Law & Justice Indigenous student support schemes within and beyond UNSW, including through conference presentations, organising and/or presenting at workshops and implementing future student engagement and outreach activities.
  • Provide academic and pastoral care and support for Indigenous students enrolled at UNSW Law & Justice in alignment with the Nura Gili Pastoral, Academic, Tuition and Support program.
  • Design and develop learning activities and resources, assessment and feedback for all Indigenous teaching programs using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments.
  • Coordinate, assess and supervise others teaching Indigenous programs (including Pre-Law, Foundations Enrichment, Humanities Pathway Program) and further develop and update the curricula of these programs, including new courses for Indigenous students in the Faculty as appropriate.
  • Assist with the selection of Indigenous applicants for awards, scholarships, prizes, and entry to outreach programs, Humanities Pathway Program and degree programs.
  • Work with the Future Students Team in the Office of the PVCI to increase access and enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law and criminology students through the various recruitment programs including the Indigenous Admissions Scheme, Pre-programs, and Winter school.
  • Sit (or arrange alternative representation) on relevant Faculty and University level committees and working groups, such as ILERRC, EDI Committee, UNSW Indigenous Admission Scheme Network.
  • Introduce new initiatives to improve the experience and development of the Faculty’s Indigenous students (with support of the Faculty’s Indigenous Legal Education Reconciliation and Research Committee (‘ILERRC’).
  • Liaise with UNSW Law Society and UNSW Criminology Society to increase engagement of and promote opportunities for Indigenous students at UNSW Law & Justice.
  • Coordinate/assist with events, including welcome events, alumni events, and recruitment activities on and off campus.
  • Responsibility for the Faculty’s ILE budget.
  • Maintain up to date records of program activities, student numbers, progression rates and provide colleagues with information on request re Indigenous programs and opportunities at UNSW Law & Justice.
  • Liaise with the Development Officer and Careers Manager regarding support and employment opportunities for Indigenous students and the promotion of these opportunities to Indigenous students.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in the Office of Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous and Nura Gili Indigenous Programs and other University areas to facilitate effective ways to support student development and success.
  • Supervise and support, with assistance and involvement of a designated member of ILERRC, the Faculty Indigenous Cadet.
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Head of School and/or Deputy Dean Education.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

The level on appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please ensure you address all the Skills & Experiences required, as listed in the Position Description, on a separate document.

Download File Position Description - Director ILE - PD - Level BC - FINAL 6-6-211.pdf

Steve Lalic - Talent Acquisition Consultant 

E: steve.lalic@unsw.edu.au

Applications close:  Thursday 8th July 2021 10.00pm (AEST) 

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the skills & experience to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Advertised: 08 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 08 Jul 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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