Becoming a casual academic

What is the role of a casual academic?

Casual academic employees are an important part of Southern Cross University's teaching and teaching support activities and are engaged to undertake a range of casual activities, including lecturing, tutoring, demonstrating and marking. Casual academics may work in face-to-face mode with on-campus or online with off-campus students.

Roles are negotiated between the casual academic employee and their supervisor, the Unit Assessor and/or Head of the Work Unit and will be determined by the duties specified in their casual contract.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming a casual academic employee with the University, apply through the Casual Academic Employment Register. Register your interest by completing the online application and attaching a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. As part of this process you will need to provide/confirm:

  • Confirmation of your right to work in Australia (ie you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, have a valid working visa or Department of Immigration and Citizenship certificate of evidence of resident status);
  • Your full name and contact details;
  • Details of your academic qualifications, including institution and year received;
  • Details of your employment history; and
  • Names and contact details of at least 2 referees.

Your details will be retained on the register for two years and you will have access to update your details during this time.

How does the selection process work?

Recruitment and appointment at Southern Cross University are based on merit and equal employment opportunity principles, with all new casual academic candidates being interviewed, either by phone or in person.

Candidates' suitability is assessed against selection criteria and appointments are offered subject to the candidate meeting the requirements of the role. As a minimum, a casual academic employee must have:

  • A right to work in Australia with no relevant work restrictions;
  • Formal tertiary qualifications and/or relevant work experience in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF);
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Relevant and recent industry or academic experience in the discipline area.

A Working with Children Check and verification of professional memberships/registration may also be required where necessary for the role.

Further information

W: jobs@scu.edu.au
E: hr@scu.edu.au
T: +61 2 6620 3667