Casual Tutor and Demonstrator Positions in Physics

Casual academic staff play an important role in the School of Physics, supporting our academic staff and helping our students.

Casual academic staff play an important role in the School of Physics, supporting our academic staff and helping our students.

Anyone wishing to apply for a casual teaching position within the School of Physics must complete their application via the Casual Tutor Recruitment System (link below). Please read through the position description and relevant information first. When entering your information, please be as accurate as possible to ensure a fair and speedy selection process. Successful applicants will be notified by email as per the schedule below.

Note: due to the reduction of student enrolments due to the Covid-19 situation, there will be fewer positions available compared to previous years. Some subjects may have on-campus components and others will be delivered completely on-line. Please consider this in your application.


Position descriptions

  1. Download & read position description.
  2. After selecting Apply Now, create a user account in the Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS).
  3. Through the CTRS, upload your credentials and select the subjects for which you would like to be considered.

Tutor Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct problem-based classes to the standard of the School of Physics. This may include preparing a brief lesson plan in line with the weekly topic and facilitating informed group discussions relating to the lecture and weekly readings.
  • Consultation with students.
  • Attendance at meetings as required by the Course Coordinator.
  • Keep accurate attendance record in line with University Policy.

Demonstrator key responsibilities

  • Expected to complete all training required by the School of Physics.
  • Attend meetings as required by the Subject Coordinator.
  • Conduct laboratory sessions to the standard of the School of Physics. This includes preparing before lab session and assist students during laboratory session.
  • Work closely with students during lab sessions and guide them through experiments.
  • Mark students’ lab workbooks and provide timely feedback to students accordingly.
  • Manage and administrate students’ results.
  • Keep accurate attendance record in conjunction with the Subject Coordinator and in line with University Policy.
  • Promote & uphold laboratory safety.

Download position descriptions & Apply 


Help with using the CTRS

Important notes

To work as a demonstrator or tutor in the School of Physics, you must have a valid Employee Working with Children Check.

If you are offered a role with us, you can begin the application process during your onboarding. Further information is available from the University's Working with children check: Casual staff web page.

  • Your application must be lodged through the CTRS to be considered, and all casual academic staff must have applied formally.
  • Late applications will not be accepted unless an exceptional circumstance arises based on the School's requirements.
  • Most applicants will receive an outcome within the timeframe listed below. However, because these positions are dependent on student enrolments, some applicants may only receive a final notification on the teaching start date.

Dates for 2021

Role Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Casual Demonstrator 29 Jan12 FebruaryFriday 19 FebMarch 8
Casual Tutor29 Jan12 FebruaryFriday 24 JulyAugust 10
     

Available Roles

SubjectSubject NameRoleEst Hrs Per Week*On Campus
/Online****
PHYC10001Physics 1 AdvancedDemonstrator
Tutor
3
7
On Campus
Online
PHYC10003Physics 1Demonstrator
Tutor
3
7-9
On Campus
Online
PHYC10007Physics for BiomedDemonstrator
Tutor
3
7 - 9
Online
Online
PHYC10009Foundation PhysicsDemonstrator
Tutor
3
7-9
On Campus
Online
PHYC30021Laboratory & Computational Physics 3***Demonstrator4.5On Campus
PHYC20013Lab & Comp 2Demonstrator9On Campus
PHYC20012Quantum & Thermal Physics Tutor7-9Online

*These are estimated hours per week and will depend on enrolments and Campus/online conditions

**Hours total

***Number of weeks will depend on demand for individual experiments

****Subject to COVID-19 rules changing



Onboarding


Contacts

For assistance with the application process or technical support using CTRS please email:

Colin Entwisle - Senior Technical Coordinator  [ Email ]

Jacinta Den Besten - First Year coordinator  [ Email ]

Melaku Alemu -Teaching Laboratory Manager [ Email ]