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Note: Includes Teaching Fellow beyond the bar


Teaching Fellows support teaching or training by carrying out teaching and teaching related administration. A Teaching Fellow typically assists with teaching across a range of courses, under supervision, at undergraduate level. This includes assessment and course administration duties. A Teaching Fellow is not involved in supervising students for Masters or Doctoral theses.

It is expected that academic staff will be routinely at work on campus so they are available to assist students and for students to see the University as a place of active scholarship.


Teaching, assessment and curriculum development

It is expected that Teaching Fellows:

  1. assist teaching across a range of papers or in clinical settings, at undergraduate level, under the supervision of a senior academic staff member who is responsible for course design and delivery (A Teaching Fellow would normally contribute less than 25% to one course that potentially contributes to a degree. Depending on the course or programme, this might involve less than 10 hours of class contact with students in a course).

It is expected that Teaching Fellows may be assisting with:

  1. the preparation of course material
  2. the preparation of course plans, outline any materials for delivery of classes assigned, in consultation with other senior colleagues
  3. the presentation of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and papers
  4. assessment and feedback to students of progress towards learning outcomes.

Service to the University and the community

It is expected that Teaching Fellows:

  1. share their knowledge with and contribute to the academic community.


It is expected that Teaching Fellows:

  1. take an active interest in the activities relating to the Department
  2. meet all compliance and reporting requirements
  3. work collegially with staff and students in the Department.

Research and/or professional practice and scholarship activities are not expected

Employment Conditions


  • Bachelor Degree minimum. May hold or be studying towards a higher degree.
  • Evidence of an ability to work well with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the institution.

Authority to appoint

Appointment is approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Dean in the Division of Health Sciences).

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Confirmation path

Not eligible.

Salary scale

  • Teaching Fellow scale below the bar (steps 1 to 4)
  • Teaching Fellow scale beyond the bar (steps 5 to 9)

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Performance review


Find out more about annual performance appraisals

Salary Progressions

  • One step annually on salary scale below the bar through to step 4, subject to satisfactory performance; or
  • One step annually on salary scale beyond the bar through to step 9, subject to satisfactory performance.

For further information, see section 11.b of the Academic Staff (Non Medical/Dental) Employment Agreement OR section 5(b) of the Academic Staff (Medical & Dental) Individual Employment Agreement as appropriate.

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Teaching Fellows may apply for promotion to:

  • Teaching Fellow beyond the bar (to step 5)

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Research and study leave

Not eligible

Employment Agreements

Teaching Fellows usually are covered by the:

  • Academic Staff (Non Medical/Dental) Collective Employment Agreement OR
  • Academic Staff (Non Medical/Dental) Individual Agreement OR
  • Academic Staff (Medical & Dental) Employment Agreement

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Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF)

Not required to submit an Evidence Portfolio

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Other information

The Teaching Fellow position also includes ‘Teaching Fellow beyond the bar. Teaching Fellows within the range beyond the bar are expected to perform at a higher standard than Teaching Fellows below the bar.

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