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Term 1, 2022 Casual Teaching Jobs Available Now!

The School of Physics invites expressions of interest from enthusiastic, suitably qualified people to work in term 1, 2022 as:

  • Casual Laboratory Demonstrators for first year teaching laboratories, both for face to face and online classes (further details and how to apply below)
  • Casual Teaching Assistants for Problem Solving Workshops in PHYS1121, PHYS1131, PHYS1141, PHYS1221 & PHYS1231 courses for face to face classes (further details and how to apply below)
  • Casual Conveners for Problem Solving Workshops in PHYS1121, PHYS1131, PHYS1141, PHYS1221 & PHYS1231 courses for face to face classes (further details and how to apply below)
  • Casual Laboratory Demonstrators for higher year teaching laboratories, both for face to face and online classes (further details and how to apply below)
  • Casual Teaching Assistants for the online courses PHYS1110 Everyday Physics, PHYS1160 Introduction to Astronomy, and GENS4015 Brave New World (further details and how to apply below)

Salaries
Casual hourly rates for demonstrators, teaching assistants, and markers will apply according to UNSW Enterprise agreement, (current rate is $53.75/hr. If the casual employee holds a doctoral qualification the rate is $63.66/hr). Conveners are paid at 1.5 × demonstrator rates, demonstrators in charge are paid at 1.25 × demonstrator rates.

Specific applicant criteria, selection process, and how to apply for different positions are set out in the following drop down menu.

 

Most labs will be offered in face to face mode. There will also be online versions of the labs, requiring synchronous, online sessions. Marking of at-home and online labs is also required.

Applicants must have:
•    Some practical experience in areas relevant to First Year Physics;
•    Completed at least two years of a Science or Engineering degree;
•    DICHs require experience working as a demonstrator in First Year Physics at UNSW;

•    Preference will be given to applicants currently undertaking an Honours or PhD in Physics in Term 1, 2022 at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week from 9:00am - 8:00pm Monday-Friday, Weeks 2-10 in Term 1, 2022. First Year labs start in Week 2 of Term 1 on 21 February 2022.

Selection for new candidates:
•    If your qualifications are suitable you will be invited to attend a 30 minutes test and interview on the 24th or 25th  January 2022. The test will cover simple first year physics principles.
•    If you are selected, you will need to attend Induction & Training Workshop for Laboratory Demonstrators. It will be held on the morning of 4 February 2022 in the First Year Teaching Laboratory in Old Main Building.

NOTE:  If you cannot attend 24-25th January or 4 February please email: info@phys.unsw.edu.au.

How to apply for these positions:
Download the application form. Use Acrobat Reader to complete and email:

•    Form A - Casual First Year Laboratory Demonstrators.
 

Submit your application to:
Gary Chawla,
Project Officer
info@phys.unsw.edu.au


Successful applicants will be emailed their contract documents and be required to accept and return these before 10 February 2022.


 

Applicants must have: 

•    Completed PHYS1221, PHYS1231 or PHYS1241 with a good grade, distinction or above (unless SY grading was being used when you undertook the course); 

•    Preference will be given to applicants currently enrolled in Science or Engineering degree at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: Up to 1-2 hours per week from 9:00 am -6:00 pm Mon-Friday, Weeks 1-10 in Term 1, 2022. 

Selection for new candidates:
If your qualifications and experience are suitable for the above positions, you will be invited to attend an interview with the relevant staff before the start of the session. Active participation in forums and classes when previously undertaking Physics 1A and Physics 1B will be very favourably considered. You will need to attend a two-hour workshop on 8th February 2022.

How to apply for these positions:
Download the application form. Use Acrobat Reader to complete and email:

•   Form C– Problem Solving Workshops TAs and Convenors

Submit your application to:
Gary Chawla,
Project Officer
info@phys.unsw.edu.au


Successful applicants will be emailed their contract documents and be required to accept and return these before 10 February 2022.


 

Applicants must have: 

•    Science or Engineering degree;

•    Some teaching experience;

•    Preference will be given to applicants currently undertaking a PhD in Physics in Term 1, 2022 at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week from 9:00 am -6:00 pm Mon-Friday, Weeks 1-10 in Term 1, 2022. 

Selection for new candidates:
If your qualifications and experience are suitable for the above positions, you will be invited to attend an interview with the relevant staff before the start of the session. You will be required to attend a two-hour workshop on 8th February.

How to apply for these positions:
Download the application form. Use Acrobat Reader to complete and email:

•  Form C – Problem Solving Workshops TAs and Convenors

Submit your application to:
Gary Chawla,
Project Officer
info@phys.unsw.edu.au


Successful applicants will be emailed their contract documents and be required to accept and return these before 10 February 2022.


 

Most labs will be offered in face to face mode, but there may also be some online synchronous lab support offered.

Applicants must have:
•    Some practical experience in areas relevant to Higher Year Physics;
•    Science or Engineering degree;
•    Preference will be given to applicants currently undertaking an Honours or PhD in Physics in Term 1, 2022 at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: 3-4 hours per week from 9:00 am -6:00 pm Monday-Friday, Weeks 1-10 in Term 1, 2022. Higher Year labs start in Week 1 of Term 1 on 14 February 2022.

Selection for Position (4)
If your qualifications and experience are suitable for the above positions, you will be invited to attend an interview with the relevant staff before the start of the session.

How to apply for these positions:
Download the application forms. And use Acrobat Reader to complete and email:

•    Form B: Casual Higher Year Laboratory Demonstrators, Teaching Assistants for the online courses

Submit your application to:
Gary Chawla,
Project Officer
info@phys.unsw.edu.au


Successful applicants will be emailed their contract documents and be required to accept and return these before 10 February 2022.


 

Applicants must have:

•    Knowledge of Physics relevant to PHYS1110, PHYS1160 and GENS4015 courses
•    Science or Engineering degree;

Hours: 40 hours per term for PHYS1110 and PHYS1160; 30 hours per term for GENS4015, within weeks 1-11 in Term 1, 2022.

Selection for Position (5)
If your qualifications and experience are suitable for the above positions, new candidates may be invited to attend an interview with the relevant staff before the start of the session. All staff will have to attend a training meeting online.

How to apply for this position:
Download the application form. Use Acrobat Reader to complete and email:

•    Form B: Casual Higher Year Laboratory Demonstrators, Teaching Assistants for the online courses

Submit your application to:
Gary Chawla,
Project Officer
info@phys.unsw.edu.au


Successful applicants will be emailed their contract documents and be required to accept and return these before 10 February 2022.