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 classes
assess student assignments and grade student performance
supervise research students
discuss with students their progress and/or aspirations
organise and conduct field trips and excursions or other learning activities
research a specialised field of study and publish the findings in books or professional and academic journals
attend meetings and conferences related to research
plan courses in consultation with other staff, arrange course timetables and coordinate and supervise teaching assistants to conduct classes
serve on departmental or faculty committees dealing with general departmental and administrative concerns
prepare departmental budgets and associated reports
provide 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.
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
organisational and supervisory skills
able to analyse and solve problems.