Postgraduate Teaching Fellow

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime

  • 4 x Part time (7.5hrs per week), fixed term up to 3 years, employment aligned with PhD enrolment. Located at the Faculty of Science on the Camperdown Campus

  • Excellent opportunity to develop into the next generation of university academics with the School of Chemistry

  • Base Salary Level A1, $83,345 p.a. (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation


About the opportunity

The School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney are currently seeking Honours graduates in all areas of Chemistry for four (4) part-time (0.2 FTE) appointments at Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship level. You must be enrolled in a PhD (preferred) or MPhil degree in the School of Chemistry and expect to remain enrolled for up to three years. The salary of this position is in addition to scholarship funding. This Fellowship Program provides training and experience in tertiary teaching to outstanding postgraduate candidates with the aim of developing the next generation of university academics. 

Training will be provided by the School of Chemistry staff, including recipients of local and national teaching awards. Further support will be provided throughout the year by academic staff involved in the teaching program. Additionally, you will attend training modules run by the Education Innovation group in the University (topics include team teaching, creating positive environments, and peer-peer learning).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • conduct and prepare for first-year tutorials during both semesters in all areas of first-year chemistry

  • 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 Chemistry at the University of Sydney is a leading Chemistry department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. With more than 30 academic staff, 100 research staff, and 100 research students we conduct research across the full spectrum of pure and applied chemistry.

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 a Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship who has:

  • an Honours degree in Chemistry (or equivalent)

  • enrolled in a PhD or MPhil degree in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney

  • evidence of excellence in demonstrating or tutoring to undergraduate students

  • outstanding oral and written communication skills are required.


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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the 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 can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. You will be required to attach:

  • a resume or CV (2 pages maximum)

  • a description of your teaching philosophy and of the teaching skills and experience you bring to this role (1 page maximum)

  • your academic transcript.

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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 Kevin Lim, Recruitment Operations by email to [email protected] .

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Applications Close

Monday 08 January 2024 11:59 PM

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