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. See further information about casual academic staff at UQ.

What We Can Offer 

Current School of Social Science HDR students can apply to undertake casual academic positions for the courses listed ​in the table 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. The marking rate for standard essays is 3500 words per hour and the pay rate code is AC30A or AC30B.  For example, if marking 2000 words for 18 students, then 2000 x 18 / 3500 = 10 hours 17 mins.

Initial 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 Social Science preference is given to our current HDR students and HDR students enrolled in the ISSR for employment opportunities.

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. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Dr Jenny Munro, School Equity and Diversity Support Officer,

Semester 1 2024 EoI Process

The application process for Semester 1 2024 has now closed.

You can expect to be notified in mid-January 2024 if there are casual hiring opportunities available for you.

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.

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

Further Resources

Thank you for your interest in teaching/tutoring with the School of Social Science.  We look forward to receiving your application.

Key Dates
1 December 2023EoIs open
7 January 2024EoIs closed
8 - 19 January 2024EoI selection process
12 - 16 February 2024O-Week
19 February 2024Semester 1 commences
Course List
Course CodeCourse TitleCourse CoordinatorExpected Casual Teaching Roles Required
ANTH1008Being Human: Cultural Diversity and ExperienceSally BabidgeMarkers
ARCA1000Discovering ArchaeologyAndrew FairbairnTutors, markers
ARCA2020Australasian ArchaeologyTiina ManneTutors, markers
ARCA2150Ancient Civilisations: Archaeology of Mesopotamia, Turkey and The Levant before Alexander the GreatAndrew FairbairnMarker
ARCS2003Forensics: The Archaeology of Death & Crime ScenesTBATutors, markers
CRIM1000Introduction to CriminologySuzanna FayCoordinating tutor, tutors, markers
CRIM1111Introduction to Professional Practice in CriminologySarah BennettTeaching assistant, markers
CRIM3039Advanced Criminological TheorySuzanna FayTeaching assistant, markers
CRIM3111Advanced Professional Practice in CriminologySarah BennettTeaching assistant, markers
CRIM7080Cyber Criminology and Global SecurityDavid MountTeaching assistant, markers
CRIM7140The Policy and Practice of Crime Control and Crime PreventionAdrian CherneyTutors, markers
MUSM7014/7015Museum InternshipCaroline Wilson-BarnaoTeaching assistant for class contact hours and student consultation, marker
SOCY1050Introduction to SociologyPeter WaltersCoordinating tutor, tutors, markers
SOCY2019Introduction to Social ResearchLynda ChesireCo-course coordinator, coordinating tutor, tutors, markers
SOCY2220Globalisation & Development in Post-Colonial SocietiesKristen LyonsTeaching assistant, markers
SOCY3329Qualitative Social ResearchRebecca Olson and Kiah SmithCoordinating tutor, tutors, markers
SOSC1000Society, Challenges and Solutions: Introduction to the Social SciencesZoe StainesTutors, markers
SOSC2190Human Bodies, Culture & SocietyMair UnderwoodTeaching assistant, tutor, marker