Postgraduate Teaching Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime

  • Part-time (7.5 hours per week) 24 months fixed term employment, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Excellent opportunity to develop into the next generation of Australian University Academics

  • Base Salary Level A $83,454 p.a. - $88,185 p.a. pro-rata + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Open only to internal PhD and Masters students currently enrolled at the University of Sydney

The University is welcoming applications for multiple Postgraduate Teaching Fellow positions within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The Postgraduate Teaching Fellows contribute to the teaching and learning efforts of the School of Mathematics and Statistics through the provision of undergraduate tutorials; preparation and design of tutorial materials and quizzes; exam preparation and marking; as well as assisting with academic administration and supporting the work of the Director of First Year. Training is provided by the School, with ongoing support throughout the year by academic staff involved in the teaching program. Teaching Fellows are expected to tutor in areas of first year Mathematics and/or Statistics and may be provided with lecturing opportunities later in their appointment.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • conduct and prepare first-year tutorials

  • contribute to design and/or implementation of quizzes and examinations

  • conduct examination marking

  • respond to student enquiries

  • undertake administrative functions

  • participate in University events and outreach activities, such as Open Days

  • prepare online and/or in-person training modules or contributing to tutorial rewrites/updates.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Sydney is one of the largest in Australia. It has more than 89 academic staff to supervise research and teaching 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students.

To learn more about the School of Mathematics and Statistics click here

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Postgraduate Teaching Fellows who have:

  • enrolled for a PhD, MSc, or MMathSci at the University of Sydney at the time of application

  • not completed more than 2 years of their postgraduate candidature

  • potential to conduct original research and/or engage in scholarly activity

  • an ability to tutor undergraduate units in mathematics and/or statistics

  • an understanding of the subject-matter within mathematics and/or statistics

  • organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail

  • a proven excellence in both written and verbal communication

  • a developing knowledge and understanding of contemporary pedagogical practice and design.


  • experience in the use of Latex or TeX

  • capabilities in programming and IT experience, particularly symbolic algebra packages (e.g. Matlab, Maple and/or Mathematica), and/or statistical programming languages (e.g. R, Python), and/or online learning support systems (e.g. Canvas, EdStem and Webworks).

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, your academic transcript, evidence of your University of Sydney enrolment and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. 

Reference checks may be requested and required to be reviewed prior to the interview if you are successfully short-listed for the position.  This would require a minimum of two (2) Academic Letter of Recommendations for the position you have applied for.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Chris Masaoka, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email [email protected]

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Sunday 14 January 2024 11:59 PM

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