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Expression of Interest - Casual Lecturers and Tutors – Educational Studies

Apply now Job no: 504777
Work type: Casual
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Sessional Teaching, Education/Training

The Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Human Sciences, has a number of employment opportunities in 2019 for casual academic staff.

About Us

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.  The Department of Educational studies plays a key role in achieving the university’s vision.

In 2019 the Department of Educational Studies will launch new undergraduate and postgraduate programs and units with revised learning outcomes, content and instructional approaches.  We are employing expert casual academic staff to support the teaching of these programs. Our accreditation with NESA requires us to have teaching staff who are appropriately qualified and who have ongoing or recent school-based experience and early childhood experience where relevant.

Expressions of Interest are invited from appropriately qualified professionals to take practical/tutorial classes during day and/or evening sessions. Appointed casual academic staff are expected to assist in preparing lessons, teaching, student consultation, and the marking of assessments/examinations.  Opportunities for subject coordination may also exist.  If you feel that you have the knowledge and skills to prepare the next generation of educators, please consider this opportunity. Expressions of interest may only include up to two areas of expertise as it is expected that casual staff stay abreast of the latest research and approaches in their areas of expertise.

Opportunities are available for teaching in a number of undergraduate units and postgraduate units. Areas of expertise include:

  • Early Childhood History and Philosophy
  • Play and Inquiry in Early Childhood
  • Children, Families and Communities
  • Professional Experience (not Tertiary Supervisor role)
  • Educational Psychology and/or Child Development
  • Educational Sociology and Policy
  • Developmental Difference and Disability
  • Inclusive Education
  • Health and Well-being
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Instruction
  • Educational Assessment
  • Educational Leadership
  • Special education
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Creativity and the Arts
  • Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies and Education
  • Digital Creativity
  • Language and Literacy
  • Reading Acquisition
  • Numeracy
  • English
  • History
  • Languages
  • Mathematics in Schools
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics and Business Studies
  • Geography

Applicants must indicate up to two areas of expertise in their application form to be considered for casual employment within the Department for 2019. 

Selection Criteria

  • A completed postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline from a recognised institution or equivalent
  • Evidence of expertise in the relevant area(s) of focus which may be demonstrated in a variety of ways including but not limited to: recent academic achievement and/or recent professional development in the specific subject area; leading the professional learning of others in the specific subject area; active membership and contributions to relevant professional associations; research assistance on projects of relevance;
  • Teaching experience or equivalent, at university and/or school level in the subject area OR in early childhood contexts
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and the community

Applicants need to have undertaken cultural sensitivity training within the last 3 years or be willing to undertake training in January/February, 2019.

Details of units offered by the Department can be found here

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and demonstrate your qualifications and recent experience through a CV and separate cover letter, addressed to the Head of Department, of no more than 1 page that addresses the above criteria and upload a copy of your academic transcript.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please ensure that you also complete all sections of the application form.


Following a selection process, successful applicants will be entered onto the Department of Educational Studies’ teaching database and contacted directly where there is an appropriate match of their skill base, disciplinary background, availability, and student demand.

Inclusion in the teaching database does not imply that employment is guaranteed. Please note that by providing an Expression of Interest for these positions, you agree that your details may be placed on our database for a period of 12 months. 

Casual staff who are offered work will be required to complete a cultural sensitivity workshop prior to Session 1, 2019.

Appointment Type: Casual

Remuneration: Remuneration is in line with the current Macquarie University Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement.

Enquiries: Mrs Alison Pollard, Administration Manager on or phone: +61 2 9850 8656.

EOI Close: 7th January 2019 at 11:55pm EST

Location: North Ryde/ Macquarie Park 

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.



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