Casual Academic (Tutoring) Opportunities

Casual Academic Staff

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.

What We Can Offer 

Current School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry HDR students can apply to undertake casual academic positions for the courses listed ​in the tables below.

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. 

Initial tutorial and 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 the number of students allocated to you at the time the marking is undertaken.


In the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry preference is given to our current HDR students. 

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. 

Expression of interest (EoI) process

  1. Choose which course you wish to apply for. Refer to the courses at the bottom of this page (under Course List).
  2. Submit your application via the online portal by 11:30 PM on Sunday 21 May 2023.
  • If you are a current employee of the University, or hold a HDR Scholarship with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the UQ Internal Careers Board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board. 

  • All other applications can be directed  to the  UQ External Job Board.
  1. In addition to a copy of your current CV/resume, please include a brief statement addressing:
    • experience in lecturing/coordination/tutoring/marking undergraduate or postgraduate coursework;

    • knowledge/expertise in the academic content of the course/s.

You can expect to be notified by email on or soon after Friday 23 June 2023 if there are casual hiring opportunities available for you. Please monitor your email regularly.

     4. Successful applicants must accept their offers by Friday 14 July 2023.

*Late applications may be considered, but there is no guarantee.

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.

Further information

Please discuss specific requirements for courses with the Course Coordinator directly. 

You can find further information about the learning activities and assessment for each course by looking at its Electronic Course Profile (ECP). Enter the course code to look at the latest ECP here.

Thank you for your interest in teaching/tutoring with the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.  We look forward to receiving your application.

Currently Accepting: 

Semester 2, 2023 (Open 3 May 2023 - 21 May 2023)

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