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Casual Teaching Jobs Available

Casual Teaching Jobs Available
The School of Physics invites expressions of interest from enthusiastic, suitably qualified people to work as
•    Casual Laboratory Demonstrators for first year and higher year teaching laboratories
•    Casual Teaching Assistants for the online courses PHYS1110, PHYS1160, GENS4015, and in the first year study area.
•    Teaching Assistants for first year problem solving workshops
Specific applicant criteria, selection process, and how to apply for different positions are below. Applications close 12 February 2018.

Position (1)
Casual Laboratory Demonstrators for First Year Teaching Laboratory

Applicants must have:
•    Some practical experience in areas relevant to First Year Physics;
•    Completed at least three years of a Science or Engineering degree;
•    Preference will be given to applicants currently undertaking an Honours or PhD in Physics in Session 1, 2018 at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week from 9:00 am -7:00 pm Mon-Friday, Weeks 2-13 in Session 1, 2018. First Year labs start in Week 2 of Session 1 on 5 March 2018.

Selection for new candidates:
•    If your qualifications are suitable you will be invited to attend a 30 minutes test and interview on 19th or 20th February 2018. 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 Friday 23 February 2018, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm in the First Year Teaching Laboratory.
•    Applicant who have attended and successfully completed the workshop will be compensated with $200.

Position (2)
Casual Laboratory Demonstrators for Higher Year Teaching Laboratory

Applicants must have:
•    Some practical experience in areas relevant to First Year Physics;
•    Science or Engineering degree;
•    Preference will be given to applicants currently undertaking an Honours or PhD in Physics in Session 1, 2018 at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: 3-4 hours per week from 9:00 am -7:00 pm Mon-Friday, Weeks 1-13 in Session 1, 2018.

Position (3)
Casual Teaching Assistants for the online courses PHYS1110, PHYS1160 and GENS4015

Applicants must have:
•    Knowledge of Physics relevant to PHYS1110, PHYS1160 and GENS4015 courses
•    Science or Engineering degree;
•    Preference will be given to applicants currently undertaking an Honours or PhD in Physics in Session 1, 2018 at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: Up to 48 hours per session for PHYS1110 and PHYS1160 and up to 30 hours per session for GENS4015, Weeks 1-13 in Session 1, 2018.

Position (4)
Casual Teaching Assistants for Problem Solving Workshops in PHYS1121 and PHYS1131 courses

Applicants must have:
•    Knowledge of Physics relevant to First Year Physics courses
•    Science or Engineering degree;
•    Preference will be given to applicants currently undertaking an Honours or PhD in Physics in Session 1, 2018 at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week from 9:00 am -7:00 pm Mon-Friday, Weeks 1-13 in Session 1, 2018.

Position (5)
Casual Teaching Assistants for the First Year Study Area

Applicants must have:
•    Knowledge of Physics relevant to First Year Physics courses
•    Science or Engineering degree;
•    Preference will be given to applicants currently undertaking an Honours or PhD in Physics in Session 1, 2018 at UNSW Sydney.

Hours: 2-4 hours per week in Session 1, 2018. Please note that there are very few of these positions available in comparison to the lab demonstrator or teaching assistant for problem solving workshops positions.

Selection for Positions (2), (3), (4), & (5):
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.

Salaries for ALL Positions:
Casual hourly rates for lab demonstrators and teaching assistants will apply according to UNSW HR, (current rate is $49.65/hr; if the casual employee holds a doctoral qualification the rate is $58.80/hr).

Successful applicants will be required to complete necessary forms by attending the Physics Office before 2 March 2018.

How to apply for these positions:
Download the application forms. Either use Acrobat Reader to complete and submit online or print out, complete and email/mail:

•    Form A:  Positions (1) (4) & (5) - Casual First Year Laboratory Demonstrators, Teaching Assistants for the problem solving workshops & the study area.

•    Form B: Positions (2) & (3)- Casual Higher Year Laboratory Demonstrators, Teaching Assistants for the online courses

Submit application to:
Ranjinie Balalla, Manager First Year Teaching Unit
School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
NSW 2052, Australia

Further enquiries:
Ranjinie Balalla
[phone]: (02) 9385 4976
[email]: r.balalla@unsw.edu.au

Closing Date: 12 February 2018