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School of Social Science: Casual Academic (Tutoring) Opportunities


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About This Opportunity

The School of Social Science is seeking casual academic staff for Semester 2, 2024.

Casual Academic staff make a rich and important contribution to the School's academic, teaching and research endeavours through the provision of a range of academically focused services and activities. Casual Academic staff may be engaged to fulfil a wide range of duties, including (but not limited to) lecturing; tutoring; marking; teaching; moderating/facilitating and/or student advising; across multiple academic areas. Casual Academic staff are paid according to the category of their duties, as detailed in UQ's Enterprise Agreement.

Casual Academic responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Lecturing/Teaching
  • Tutoring and Coordinating Tutoring
  • Assisting Course Coordinators
  • Marking
  • What We Can Offer

    Current School of Social Science HDR students can apply to undertake casual academic positions for the courses listed here.

    These are casual academic appointments. The casual rate will vary depending on the type of work completed. Please view our various casual academic pay scales. The marking rate for standard essays is 3,500 words per hour and the pay rate code is AC30A or AC30B. For example, if marking 2,000 words for 18 students, then 2,000 x 18 / 3500 = 10 hours 17 mins.

    Initial marking hours are based upon expected enrolment figures, which often fluctuate in the first few weeks of semester. After census date, all marking is reassessed using census enrolment figures, which means that your allocated hours for marking may increase or decrease depending on student numbers.

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


    In the School of Social Science preference is given to our current HDR students and HDR students enrolled in the ISSR for employment opportunities.

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

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. UQ's Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants will be asked to nominate their course and/or general subject area preference/s in the application form. In addition, all applicants must upload the following documents for an application to be considered:

  • A copy of your current CV/resume
  • A brief statement addressing:
  • experience in tutoring/facilitating/marking undergraduate or postgraduate coursework;
  • experience using online tools (Blackboard, and other digital tools, e.g., Zoom, Kaltura, or lecture recording software); and
  • knowledge/expertise in the academic content of the course/s.
  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

    The submission of your application is appreciated as soon as possible however is due no later than 11.00 pm AEST on Sunday 2 June 2024.

    If you are a current employee of the University (including casual staff), or hold a HDR Scholarship 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.

    Job details


    School of Social Science: Casual Academic (Tutoring) Opportunities


    University of Queensland




    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type



    Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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