Casual Academics - School of Languages and Cultures

University of Queensland
June 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:$52.17
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  • School of Languages and Cultures
  • Casual Academic positions
  • About This Opportunity

    The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) is seeking casual academic staff across its disciplines.

    Casual academic staff provide a rich and important contribution to the University's academic, teaching, research, artistic, outreach and clinical endeavours through the provision of a range of academically focused services and activities. In SLC, casual academic staff may be engaged to fulfil a wide range of duties, including (but not limited to) tutoring; marking; demonstrating; teaching; student outreach and engagement; moderating/facilitating and/or student advising across multiple academic disciplines.

    Hours will vary according to the class timetable. SLC classes typically run between 8:00 am and 4:50pm with occasional evening classes beginning at 5:00pm or later for the entire semester.

    A commitment for the whole of the semester is required.

    Please click here for details of the programs and courses offered in the School of Languages and Cultures.

    Please note that these opportunities are subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

    You must possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in an area relevant to the discipline in which you seek to deliver content.

    You must have demonstrated language ability commensurate with the requirements of a given course and have relatively recent experience with the course material or a demonstrated capacity to become familiar with the material in a short time.

    You might be studying at Honours or postgraduate level at UQ or another university or be working as a research assistant or postdoctoral fellow. Perhaps you have taught in your field at a significant level in the past and are looking to return to the workforce.

    The selection process involves assessment of your application where consideration will be given to the following factors, in no particular order:

  • Current postgraduate students whose supervisors approve the time spent teaching;
  • Outstanding student feedback from prior courses;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to different teaching modes;
  • Formal training and practical experience in teaching;
  • Demonstrated expertise or relevant education in the course subject;
  • For new postgraduate students: lack of other tutoring or academic work experience.
  • What We Can Offer

    These are causal appointments. Casual academic staff are remunerated according to the category of their duties, as detailed in UQ's Enterprise Agreement and reiterated in this job profile. Please click here to view our various casual academic pay scales. The current pay rate is $52.17 per hour ($61.71 for PhD- qualified). Some training is provided.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review Operational UQ Enterprise Agreement2021-2026.pdf


    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Other Information

    You must have work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    How to Apply

    Applications should be made using the apply button below.

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    You must include an updated CV, supporting statements or other evidence such as previous recent teaching evaluations as required. Please also indicate which course(s) you may be interested in teaching.

    All applications will be considered. Those accepted will be included in the School of Languages and Cultures Talent Pool for the year 2024 unless you indicate that you do not wish for your application to be held on file. Please note if you are interested in being included in the SLC Talent Pool for future years you will need to reapply each year.

    Please note, an application does not guarantee a position.

    If your application is successful, you will then be contacted by relevant Program and Major Convenors with details of specific course activities that are available within the given Program or Major/s in which you have expressed interest. You will be requested to identify for which activities you wish to be considered and to indicate your availability to undertake them in the relevant Semester. You will be advised of the relevant due date for this process.

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