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   closeInterview and  SelectionOutcome  notification Teaching  starts
Casual Demonstrator 21 June5 July 7 July  - 13 July                              15 July26July
Casual Tutor21 June5 July7 July  - 13 July15 July26  July
Casual Contracts
Casual contracts for tutors and demonstrators created with estimated hours19July –  23 July
Casual contract final hours confirmed with tutors &  demonstrators  18  August
Casual contracts for Exam marking created with confirmed hours15 October -  1  November
Other Scheduled  Activities
Demonstrators Training22 July
TrainMe Safety Training 22 July
General Induction 22 July

Available Roles

SubjectSubject NameRoleEst Hrs Per Week*On Campus
/Online****
PHYC10002Physics 2 AdvancedDemonstrator
Tutor
Exam Marker
3
7
15 / semester
On Campus
and Online
PHYC10003Physics 1Demonstrator
Tutor
Exam Marker
3
7-9
15 / semester
On Campus
Online
PHYC10004Physics 2 Physical Science
and Technology
Demonstrator
Tutor
Exam Marker
3
7 - 9
15 / semester
On Campus
Online
PHYC10006Physics 2 Life Sciences and EnvironmentDemonstrator
Tutor
Exam Marker
3
7 - 9
15 / semester
On Campus
Online
PHYC10007Physics for BiomedDemonstrator
Tutor
Exam Marker
3
7 - 9
15 / semester
On Campus
Online
PHYC10008From Solar System
 to the Cosmos
Demonstrator
Exam Marker
4
Subject to Enrolment
On Campus
Online
     
PHYC20013Lab & Comp 2Demonstrator9 + 2 markingOn Campus and Online
PHYC20014Theoretical Physics 2Tutor

Assignment  Marking
Exam Marking
7-9

Subject to Enrolment
On Campus and Online
PHYC20015Special Relativity and ElectromagnetismTutor

Assignment  Marking
Exam Marking
7-9

Subject to Enrolment
On Campus and Online
     
PHYC30021Laboratory & Computational Physics 3***Demonstrator4.5 + 1 markingOn Campus and Online
PHYC30011Subatomic PhysicsAssignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
     
PHYC30021Lab and Comp 3Demonstrator On Campus and Online
PHYC30011Subatomic PhysicsAssignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
PHYC30017Statistical PhysicsAssignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
PHYC30022Theoretical Physics 3Assignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
PHYC30024Condensed Matter PhysicsAssignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
     
PHYC90012General RelativityAssignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
PHYC90011Particle PhysicsAssignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
PHYC90013Condensed Matter PhysicsAssignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
PHYC90084Quantum Software FundamentalsDemonstrator

Assignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online
COMP90072The Art of Scientific ComputationDemonstrator

Assignment  Marking
Exam Marking
Subject to EnrolmentOn Campus and Online

*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 ]