Expression of Interest (EOI): Casual Teacher/Tutor

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

The School of Languages and Cultures is now calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for teaching/tutoring in Semester 2, 2021. 


Please follow the link below to view the courses available to apply for in Semester 2, 2021 and to register your interest in teaching/tutoring. The submission of your EOI is appreciated as soon as possible however is due no later than 11.45pm on Sunday 13 June 2021.

You can register your interest in teaching/tutoring via the links on the right. 

The University treats the collected information as confidential and complies with Australian and Queensland privacy laws and guidelines. Information you supply will only be used for the administrative purposes of the University and in accordance with your specific consent.  The University will not make any information you supply available to a third party  unless required or permitted by law.

Selection Criteria

Consideration will be given to the following factors, in no particular order:

  1. Current postgraduate students whose supervisors approve the time spent teaching
  2. Outstanding student feedback from prior courses
  3. Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to different teaching modes
  4. Formal training and practical experience in teaching
  5. Demonstrated expertise or relevant education in the course subject
  6. For new postgraduate students: lack of other tutoring or academic work experience

In order to be considered you must:

  • Hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in an area relevant to the discipline in which you seek to teach/tutor
  • Have relatively recent experience with the course material or a demonstrated capacity to become familiar with the material in a short time
  • Have no finding of ‘guilty’ in any student misconduct matters
  • Have demonstrated effective teaching/tutoring skills or potential to rapidly acquire this skill, including the ability to encourage student input, be approachable and provide clear, helpful advice and feedback
  • Have demonstrated language ability commensurate with the requirements of the course

You do not have to work or study at UQ to apply.

You must include an updated CV, supporting statements or other evidence as required.

Allocation to Courses

Applicants are asked to indicate their study background, teaching experience and course preferences. This data, along with the preferences of course coordinators for experienced teachers/tutors, will be taken into account in matching teachers/tutors to courses.

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.

Email is the primary method of communicating with prospective teachers/tutors, so please monitor it regularly in the period around the start of semester.

You should be contacted by Wednesday 30 June 2021 if there are casual hiring opportunities available for you.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Director of Teaching and Learning or the relevant Discipline Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in teaching/tutoring with the School of Languages and Cultures.  We look forward to receiving your EOI.



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UQ Course Timetable


✔ 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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