Expression of Interest (EOI): Casual Teacher/Tutor

Applying to be a Teacher/Tutor with the School of Languages and Cultures

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 the School of Languages and Cultures (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.

The SLC calls for Expressions of Interest to teach/tutor in School courses twice a year – once leading up to Semester 1 and then again for Semester 2.

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.

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 copy of the University’s Approved Academic Calendar may be found here.

A commitment for the whole of the semester is preferred.

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

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


To be considered for this role, 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.

You will be required to provide an updated CV, supporting statements or other evidence as required.

Process followed

Once the call for Expressions of Interest is closed, all applications will be considered.  Those accepted will be included in the School of Languages and Cultures Talent Pool for the current year unless you indicate that you do not wish for your application to be held on file.  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 expression of interest does not guarantee a position.

If your application is successful, you will then be contacted by relevant Program and/or 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 which activities you wish to be considered for and to indicate your availability to undertake them in the relevant Semester. You will be advised of the relevant due date/s for this process.

Senior academic staff of the School will make the allocations in consultation with teaching staff.  Allocations occur before the beginning of semester but are not necessarily final until Week 2 or Week 3 of semester.  A teacher/tutor may see a reduction in his/her hours or be assigned to a different course. This does not reflect on the teacher/tutor involved: it is usually due to unresolved timetabling constraints or fluctuations in enrolments.

If you have any further questions, please contact the School Manager or the relevant Program or Major Convenor.

Thank you for your interest in teaching/tutoring with the School of Languages and Cultures.



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✔ Internal mode = teaching on campus face-to-face primarily using in-person learning activities, complemented by online learning activities where appropriate. Lectures may be online or on-campus. 

✔ External = teaching via online delivery only with all learning activities offered online for the whole semester, including all assessment. Students are not required to attend on campus.

✔ Dual/synchronous teaching = simultaneous teaching of student cohort face-to-face and online delivery


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Expression of Interest Applications will close Friday 31 May 2024.