Casual Academic Staff

Casual Academics are valued staff members and play a key role in delivering exceptional teaching to our students. Casual Academic staff may be engaged to fulfil a wide range of duties, including (but not limited to) lecturing, tutoring, and marking, across multiple academic areas.  Casual Academic staff are paid according to the category of their duties, as detailed in Schedule 3 of UQ’s Enterprise Agreement and on the UQ casual academic staff salaries web page.


At UQ, currently enrolled higher degree research students are the preferred source of candidates for casual academic roles.

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.

Casual teaching Expression of Interest (EoI) process for Semester 2 2024

  1. Submitting your application:


After the application closing date, your EoI will be sent to the relevant Course coordinators of the courses you have selected. Course coordinators will contact you directly if they have any casual opportunities for you and will provide a description of your duties. Appointments are made on the basis of merit. The school cannot guarantee casual academic work in the courses you select, or that classes will be timetabled when you are available.


Current Casual Academic (Tutoring) Staff – SCA Information and Resources Page