Expression of Interest - Sessional Teachers (Mathematics & Statistics) Macquarie University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Australia

Expression of Interest - Sessional Teachers (Mathematics & Statistics)


Job no: 505315

Work type: Casual

Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy

Categories: Academic - Sessional Teaching

Mathematics and Statistics are the languages of our technological society. They are used in a wide range of existing, and future, careers and are highly sought-after skill: employers are always looking for candidates with the problem-solving, logical-thinking and quantitative and data analytical skills that degrees in mathematics and statistics provide. The newly merged Department of Mathematics and Statistics represents a continuation of the traditions of the disciplines of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics at Macquarie University.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is strongly committed to the principles of growing gender equity and diversity in its staff and student bodies, and maintains an active Equity and Diversity Committee. We strongly encourage applications from qualified candidates of all genders, and all cultural backgrounds.


Expressions of Interest are invited from appropriately qualified professional people to take Small Group Teaching Activity (SGTA) or Practical classes during day and/or evening sessions. Appointed casual academic staff are expected to assist with student consultation and the marking of assessments and examinations (in some specific units only).


Maths – SGTA only

  • all 100 level units
  • all 200 level units

Stats – SGTA and/or Practicals

  • All 100 level units – current undergraduate students in their final year may apply for STAT150 and STAT170 work having achieved a HD in these units.  STAT171, STAT271 and STAT272 require enrolment in BActStud or BActStudBSc or BAppFinBActStud or BActStudBProfPrac and be in your 4th year having achieved an HD grade in these units
  • all 200 level units
  • all 300 level units
  • Masters & P/Grad units (600, 700 and 800 level)

 Essential Criteria

  • To be considered for casual teaching positions, applicants must possess the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher qualification, with a major in Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent experience
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of mathematical concepts and theory as taught at MQ in first- and second-year undergraduate programs
  • Able to supportively teach students who have limited or no mathematical or statistical background
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others

Desired Criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate:

  • Tertiary level teaching experience (Please provide supporting evidence eg TEDS surveys from previous sessions or similar)

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend the Department’s casual staff induction.
  • Mark class attendance and assessments for your class(es), and return marked material within 2 business days of the class.
  • Ensure teaching spaces are kept tidy and safe. This includes promptly addressing or reporting any safety issues or faulty equipment.
  • Provide feedback to, and meet with, the unit convenor as required.
  • Act professionally and in accordance with the Macquarie University code of conduct


Application Process

Applications must be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae or resume addressing, in clearly identified sections: academic qualifications; professional qualifications; industry experience/work history; and where applicable, teaching experience. Please ensure you complete all questions in the application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please email a copy of your academic transcript for your highest coursework degree to Frank Schoenig on 


Expressions of Interest (EOI) may be submitted at any time. Applicants will receive a response notifying them of the outcome generally within a few weeks of submission. Successful EOIs will be kept on file, and may be considered by the department when a vacancy arises that is an appropriate match to their skill base, disciplinary background and availability. If you are being considered, you will be contacted by the department. Neither having an EOI on file, or being considered for a vacancy, imply that employment is guaranteed. Please note that by providing an EOI for these positions, you agree that your details may be placed on file for a period of 24 months.


Application: Please submit your application via this link. Please email CV and copy of your academic transcript for your highest coursework degree to Frank Schoenig on


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please ensure that you also complete all required questions in the application form.


Appointment type: Casual


Remuneration: Remuneration is in line with the current Macquarie University Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement.


Enquiries: Ms Christine Hale on email


Applications close for session one: 3rd February 2019 at 11.59pm EST


Location: North Ryde

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance


Advertised: 17 Jan 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 31 Dec 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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