The School of Social Science acknowledges the contribution of casual academic staff, including the support and guidance they provide students.

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. They may be engaged to fulfil a wide range of duties, including (but not limited to) lecturing; tutoring; marking; teaching; moderating; assisting and 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. 

The material below is intended to inform casual academic staff of key information relating to their employment specificially within the School of Social Science. For further general information about working as a casual academic at The University of Queensland, see the casual academic staff at UQ webpage. 

Please contact the School of Social Science CAHP team for further information at

Casual Academic Opportunities


In the School of Social Science preference is given to our current HDR students and HDR students enrolled in the Institute for Social Science Research (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 via email

What We Can Offer 

The School recruits for casual academic appointments in Semester 1 and 2. The casual rate will vary depending on the type of work completed, which can include marking, tutoring and teaching assistant roles. Please view the full list of various UQ casual academic pay scales.

Initial hours are based upon expected enrolment figures, which often fluctuate in the first few weeks of semester. After census date, all hours (particularly marking) is reassessed using census enrolment figures, which means that your allocated hours may increase or decrease depending on the number of students allocated to you at the time the work is undertaken.

The School's standard marking rate equivalent to 3500 words per hour and the pay rate code is AC30.  For example, if marking 2000 words for 18 students, then 2000 x 18 / 3500 = 10 hours 17 mins.

Semester 2 2024 EoI Process

The School is now inviting Expressions of Interest for Semester 2.

  • If you are a current employee of the University, or hold a HDR scholarship with the University, you will need to login to your staff Workday account and visit the UQ internal careers webpage to apply for this opportunity.
  • All other applications can be directed to the UQ external careers webpage.

During the application process, you will be invited to provide:

  • a copy of your current CV/resume
  • a brief statement addressing:
    • experience in tutoring/facilitating/marking undergraduate or postgraduate coursework;
    • experience using online tools (ECPs, Blackboard, and other digital tools, e.g., Zoom, Kaltura, or lecture recording software); and
    • knowledge/expertise in the academic content of the course.

You can expect to be notified in mid-June 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
Monday 13 May 2024Expressions of Interest open for application through Workday.
Sunday 2 June 2024

Expressions of Interest closed
(late applications may be considered, but there is no guarantee)

Monday 3 June - Friday 14 June 2024Course Coordinators will begin to contact potential candidates.
Monday 15 July - Friday 19 July 2024Orientation Week - new casual staff attend Faculty Tutor Training.
Course List
Course CodeCourse NameCourse CoordinatorPotential casual academic support
ANTH1008Being Human: Cultural Diversity and ExperienceDr Richard MartinTutors
ANTH1030Anthropology of Current World IssuesA/Prof Gerhard Hoffstaedter

Coordinating Tutor

ARCS1001Doing ArchaeologyA/Prof Tiina ManneTutors
ARCS2070Bioarchaeology: Human remains and ancient diseaseDr Michael WestawayTutors
ARCS3010Field ArchaeologyA/Prof Alison CrowtherTeaching Assistant
CRIM1000/7000Introduction to CriminologyA/Prof Suzanna FayCoordinating Tutor
CRIM1019/7119Introduction to Criminal JusticeDr Emma AntrobusCoordinating Tutor
CRIM2080Criminology and Global SecurityDr Jonah RimerMarker
CRIM2099/7099Crime, Race and GenderDr Zoe StainesMarker
CRIM2200/7200Policing and SocietyProf Adrian CherneyMarker
CRIM3100Correctional PracticeProf Adrian CherneyMarker
CRIM3202Applied Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice 2A/Prof Sarah BennettMarker
CRIM7080Cyber Criminology and Global SecurityDr Jonah RimerMarker
CRIM7090Regulation, Investigation and ResponsesDr David Mount

Lecturer x 2 weeks
Course Coordinator x 2 weeks

HHSS6002Work Integrated ProjectDr Jenny MunroTeaching Assistant
MUSM7003Cultural Management: Leadership in Arts OrganisationsA/Prof Diana YoungMarker
MUSM7014/7015/7016Museum Internship TBA Marker
SOCY1030Introduction to Health, Illness and SocietyA/Prof Rebecca OlsonCoordinating Tutor
SOCY1070Inequality, Society and the SelfDr Lynda ShevellarCoordinating Tutor
SOCY2020Sociology of the EnvironmentProf Kristen LyonsTutor
SOCY2050Sex, Gender and Social RelationshipsDr Mair UnderwoodCo-Course Coordinator
SOCY2339/7339Introducing Quantitative ResearchA/Prof Renee ZahnowCoordinating Tutor
SOCY2340An Urban WorldA/Prof Peter WaltersMarker
SOCY3039Applied Quantitative ResearchA/Prof Renee Zahnow




Useful Resources for Casual Academics

Below you will find a range of useful resources to assist you in your role as a casual academic in the School of Social Science.

For generic casual academic information and resources, please see the Casual Academics at UQ webpage.

Mandatory Training

All casual academic employees are required to complete the required online mandatory training modules in Workday prior to commencing work. These include:

Please see the Casual Academics at UQ webpage for further information.

HASS Faculty Tutor Training

The HASS Faculty hosts Tutor Training the week prior to Semester 1 and 2 commencement. New tutors are required to complete both of the 2-hour sessions (in-person) prior to the commencement of their tutoring, in addition to a 1-hour follow-up (online) session in week 5. 

Tutors will be required to sign an attendance form at each session and will be paid in accordance with this record. All new tutors required to attend these sessions will be sent an email from the School of Social Science CAHP team, informing them of their need to attend.

If you have been employed casually in a 'marking-only' capacity - there is no requirement for you to attend these sessions.

For a complete list of frequently asked questions, please visit the Casual Academics at UQ webpage for more information.

School specific queries can be directed to the School of Social Science CAHP team at