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University Lecturer

Lecture students and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.


  • Prepare and deliver lectures, and conduct tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions
  • Prepare and mark essays, assignments and examinations
  • Advise students on academic and related matters
  • Attend departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars
  • Supervise work programs of postgraduate and honours students and tutorial staff
  • Participate in setting course and degree requirements, curriculum revision and academic planning
  • Serve on council, senate, faculty and other committees and professorial boards
  • Conduct research and undertake consultancies in a particular field of knowledge
  • Stimulate and guide class discussions
  • Compile bibliographies of specialised materials for reading assignments

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • organisational skills
  • supervisory skills
  • interest in research
  • able to work as part of a team
  • problem solving skills
  • leadership skills
  • enjoy teaching


A Lecturer requires a degree in the specialist field usually with a masters or doctoral degree. Most universities across Australia offer suitable courses.

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