University lecturers teach tertiary students in one or more subject areas and conduct research projects.
Duties & Tasks
University lecturers may perform the following tasks:prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and practical classesassess student assignments and grade student performancesupervise research studentsdiscuss with students their progress and/or aspirationsorganise and conduct field trips and excursions or other learning activitiesresearch a specialised field of study and publish the findings in books or professional and academic journalsattend meetings and conferences related to researchplan courses in consultation with other staff, arrange course timetables and coordinate and supervise teaching assistants to conduct classesserve on departmental or faculty committees dealing with general departmental and administrative concernsprepare departmental budgets and associated reportsprovide professional consultative services to government and industry.
University lecturers may be employed on a full-time, part-time, contractual or casual basis. With further training and experience, a university lecturer may be promoted to a position of educational leadership, such as dean of a faculty, or a head of school or college principal.
- academic ability interested in original research enjoy, and have aptitude for, teaching good oral and written communication skills confidence in presenting information to an audience and fielding questions able to work as part of a team leadership skills organisational and supervisory skills able to analyse and solve problems.