Sessional Teaching Academic - School of Natural Sciences (Molecular Sciences)

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    Macquarie University Balaclava Road
    North Ryde, NSW, Australia Phone: 02 9850 7111
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School of Natural Sciences (Molecular Sciences) is currently inviting expressions of interest for inclusion within our casual academic pool. Our Sessional Teaching Academics will undertake activities including practical, workshop, and tutorials for Semester 1, 2022.


To Apply
1. Apply online and attach your resume and a short cover letter that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below (only for new applicants, and applicants who did not perform sessional teaching in the Department during 2021)
2. Complete the online form to indicate your teaching preferences via (all applicants), please copy and paste the link into the browser and upon completion submit the form.

Application Deadline: Tuesday 1 February 2022

Role Description

Selection Criteria

  • Postgraduate degree in Molecular Sciences or equivalent experience or qualifications
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • An understanding of Molecular Sciences concepts and theory as taught at MQ in undergraduate programs.
  • An understanding of the theory of uncertainties and its application in a lab context.
  • An understanding of lab equipment used in undergraduate programs, and the ability to manipulate it correctly and safely.
  • The ability to supportively guide students who have limited Molecular Sciences background.
  • The ability to actively manage the safety of staff and students in a lab environment, including the identification and correction of hazards, and appropriate incident reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend scheduled demonstrator induction session(s) on lab safety and class operations.
  • Attend scheduled familiarisation sessions as required to become familiar with lab experiments and equipment.
  • Adhere to, and guide students to adhere to, COVIDSafe practices in the laboratory.
  • Proactively guide students through their experiments in a clear, supportive, and empathetic way.
  • Mark all student work (including both their in-class work and lab books) according to the supplied marking rubric, give appropriate feedback, enter these marks into an online record, and return marked books within 2 business days of the lab session.
  • Ensure teaching lab spaces are kept tidy and safe. This includes promptly addressing and/or reporting any safety issues.
  • Provide feedback to the supervising demonstrator, lab management team, laboratory academic director or unit convenor as appropriate and/or when prompted.
  • Act professionally and in accordance with the Macquarie University code of conduct and Department of Physics and Astronomy Workplace Culture Statement.

If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:

01/02/2022 11:59 PM

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