University lecturer & tutor

University Lecturers and Tutors work for public and private universities researching and delivering lectures on their field of expertise. They should have strong research skills and public speaking abilities and be willing to contribute to students learning.

Duties and tasks

  • Create and grade course assignments, essays and exams
  • Design research projects to further the advancement of particular field
  • Lead or assist in particular courses, providing lectures, tutorials and lab sessions and helping students to understand course material
  • Oversee the work of postgraduates and new lecturers, research assistants and tutorial staff
  • Partake in faculty and professional committees and boards
  • Participate in faculty and departmental meetings and seminars
  • Plan and prepare course curriculum and degree requirements in field of study

Skills required

  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Organisational and Time Management
  • Strong Research Skills
  • Strong Verbal, Written and Reading Skills

Working conditions

Lecturers and Tutors typically work Mondays to Fridays during specific class times and preparing and researching outside of the classroom. They provide lectures or tutorials for specific class in classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories, as well as prepare for courses, grade assignments and research in office settings when they are not in the classroom.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Teacher Education Association [ATEA] The Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) is the major professional association for teacher educators in Australia. 

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 

The Australian Literacy Educators Association 

Rlated jobs and job titles

  • Analyst
  • College Principal
  • Private Tutor
  • Teacher - Primary
  • Teacher - Secondary
  • Technical and Further Education Lecturer

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