School Details

Website: http://www.economics.uq.edu.au
Location: The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Telephone: +61 (7) 3365 6570
Email: enquiries@economics.uq.edu.au

School contact

Mrs Marie Taylor
Email: m.taylor16@uq.edu.au
Telephone: +61 (7) 3346 9016

Information for applicants

The School of Economics employs around 50 new tutors each year to undertake tutorial work in undergraduate and postgraduate economics courses.  Tutors are appointed on a casual basis for the entire year (Semesters 1 & 2).  There is no formal mid-year intake for Semester 2.

If you have achieved a GPA of 6.0 or better in introductory economics courses and have completed at least three years of undergraduate study, including a significant number of economics or statistics courses, you may be considered for tutorial work in the School.  Economics Honours and PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.  Postgraduate coursework students with completion of at least one semester’s worth of full-time study (economics) are also eligible to apply.

Tutors must meet high standards of presentation, be enthusiastic, reliable, punctual, possess excellent communication and organisational skills; and have demonstrated an interest in helping other people.

Application Procedures

Casual tutoring positions are advertised on UQ Jobs during September and October each year.  Applications must be submitted online before the deadline indicated in the job advertisement.  Shortlisted applications will be required to attend an interview in November.

Induction and Training

A Tutor Training Day is held prior to first semester each year (in February) and attendance is compulsory for all new tutors (tutors are paid to attend this training).  Issues covered at the Training Day include tutor duties and responsibilities, teaching strategies, School facilities, Occupational Health and Safety, teaching evaluations and administrative matters such as timesheets and pay.

All appointed tutors should ensure they meet with the course coordinator and familiarise themselves with the tutorial material and procedures for their course prior to the commencement of classes.

Resources

The School of Economics will provide tutors with the following resources:

  • Relevant course materials including textbooks and tutorial plans;
  • Office space for student consultations;
  • Access to photocopiers and mailboxes;
  • Printing facilities for tutorial purposes;
  • Stationery for tutorial duties.