Academic Sessionals - Expressions of Interest

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 09 Jun 2024

  • Competitive Hourly Rates
  • Casual, Joondalup Campus
  • Open to candidates with relevant work rights


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a leading multi-campus university in Western Australia serving communities nationally and internationally. For 17 years in a row, ECU has achieved a 5 (out of 5 star) star rating for teaching quality in the 2024 Good Universities Guide (GUG). ECU is ranked in the world's Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, and in the Top 400 THE World University Rankings 2024.

The School of Business and Law is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, held by less than 6% of Business Schools in the world, and develops industry-ready graduates through high-quality teaching and learning experiences and engaged applied research. The School offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, executive education, and research degrees designed to give students relevant theory, practical work experience and critical employability skills.

The School of Business and Law ranks well across several respected indicators. In 2024, the School’s Business and Economics discipline was ranked in the Top 250 on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. In the 2023 Shanghai Rankings, the School’s Hospitality and Tourism Management discipline is ranked 26th in the world and 3rd nationally. In the recently released 2023 Australian Financial Review BOSS Best Business Schools list, the School solidified its standing as a leader in business education, being named Western Australia’s ‘top-ranked business school for quality’ (2nd nationally).

As part of an exciting expansion plan, the School of Business and Law will move into the $853 million world-class facilities of the landmark ECU City Campus at Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2025. This state-of-the-art Business, Law, Creative Industries and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to become the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the University as it embarks on this transformational journey.

The School has introduced a register for Western Australia based sessional staff in the following fields:

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Event Management
  • Information Systems 
  • Investment Finance and Corporate Finance
  • Project Management
  • Sport Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Work Integrated Learning

We are currently seeking PhD qualified sessional lecturers to register an expression of interest for casual or short-term work for 2024 and 2025.  The register will be used to provide either full-time or part-time casual academic staff for tutoring, supervision or lecturing of students as required by the discipline area.   

The successful applicants MUST have a completed PhD or equivalent qualification and be able to provide evidence of research activity or industry experience relevant to their field of expertise. A comprehensive understanding of the requirements to achieve work-ready status in Business or Law and experience in tutoring, supervising or lecturing students either online or in an educational setting will be highly regarded. 

Applicants will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage. 

Benefits & Remuneration
Casual positions attract a competitive remuneration plus University superannuation contribution.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Colin Watson (School Manager) via email [email protected] for more information.

How to apply
Please upload your resume along with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your interest and suitability for this opportunity, indicating which discipline(s) you are qualified to teach and which time period(s) you are available for.

Closing Date
Applications close on Sunday 9 June 2024 at 11.30pm AWST.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the relevant working rights to fill these positions. 

The information provided by applicants will only be made available to the relevant Unit Coordinator for the purpose of seeking appropriately qualified and skilled casual staff

The School of Business and Law Sessional Staff register will be referred to for a six-month period. Candidates will go into a pool and when positions become available, will be contacted for an interview. Application to this pool does not guarantee a position. Applications retained on this register will expire on the 31st of December 2024 and applicants will be invited to extend their application for consideration for the following six-month period.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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