Academic Opportunity in the Division of EASS

  • Expression of interest for casual work commencing in 2019
  • Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Based at multiple metropolitan and regional campuses

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. Today, we are South Australia’s largest university and ranked amongst the very best young universities in the world. 

The Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences works across fields related to the arts, social sciences and humanities, with a unique focus on applied research and educating future professionals. Where possible, we incorporate real world experience into study programs to best prepare our students for their professional careers. 

Sessional academic opportunities currently exist to join three of the Division’s Schools for work in the 2019 teaching year. Opportunities exist across all metropolitan and regional campuses in Mt Gambier and Whyalla. Please refer to individual School webpages for campus locations. Current sessional staff are encouraged to resubmit their details to remain in the casual staffing pool in 2019. 

School of Education 

The School of Education is seeking sessional staff for the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Middle and Secondary. Teacher registration, and a minimum of two years of qualified teaching experience in the education field in Australia is essential. In addition, the School of Education is seeking staff with experience in teaching courses online. 

Learning areas in particular demand include: Birth to 5 years/Early Years Curriculum, Mathematics, Science, Arts Education, Health and Physical Education, Secondary Design & Technology, Digital Technologies, Aboriginal Education, Educational Psychology, Child and Human Development, Managing Learning Environments, and Research in Education. 

The School of Education has metropolitan campuses, and regional campuses at Whyalla and Mt Gambier. 

For School information, please visit: 

School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy 

The School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy is seeking sessional staff for the following programs: Psychological Science, Social Work, Social Science and Human Services, Psychology, and Counselling. Additionally, the School is seeking External Field Educators to provide external supervision for students on field placement. 

For School information, please visit: 

School of Creative Industries 

The School of Creative Industries is seeking sessional staff for the following programs: Media Arts, Journalism, Professional Writing, Communication and Media, and various specialisations including History and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Sociology, Performing Arts, and English and Creative Writing. 

For School information, please visit: 

All applications should include: 

  • a covering letter, indicating your area(s) of expertise; and 
  • your current Curriculum Vitae. 

Applications must be lodged online at 

The recruitment process is expected to take a period of time to complete; however we anticipate that the selection of suitable candidates for interview will be finalised by the end of January 2019. If your application is to be progressed to the next stage in the recruitment process, the relevant School will be in direct contact with you. 

For further information about the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to 

Applications close: 9.00am Monday 3 December 2018 

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment 

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current DHS Child-Related Employment Screening assessment.

Important Information:

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading, and other beneficial employment conditions. 

How to apply

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