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Information for hiring managers

Appointments to this title must use the role description provided (see downloadable file in the 'Related info' section). If you need to define specific duties, functions or appointment requirements, then these can be appended to the role description as a separate schedule.


Teaching Fellows teach and provide teaching-related support and administration. They work closely with course convenors and assist in developing teaching materials, practical sessions and assessments.

Teaching Fellows provide a key point of contact for academic queries from students, assisting with tutoring and pastoral care.

Research is not required although Teaching Fellows may provide input into a research project.


Teaching, assessment and curriculum development

  1. Present lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratories, and workshops
  2. Support and undertake teaching to a standard that meets the quality standards expected in the Department/School/Division and discipline
  3. May convene papers, modules or courses (normally Band 2 only)
  4. Ensure materials for delivery of classes are prepared and assigned as per the paper and course requirements
  5. Assist with the preparation and development of course material, course plans, assessment criteria and feedback approaches to support the paper and course activities
  6. Invigilate and mark assessment exercises and provide feedback to students on their progress towards learning outcomes
  7. Coordinate the marking process and ensure the provision of constructive and timely feedback
  8. Provide appropriate pastoral support to students
  9. May provide course advice to students as a recognised and trained adviser
  10. Contribute disciplinary pedagogic expertise and experience to discussion on areas of the curriculum, working collaboratively to support and encourage colleagues to think creatively and innovatively
  11. Share teaching expertise with colleagues within the Department
  12. Facilitate and support the use of appropriate tools and technology in the delivery of teaching, including for on-line learning

Teaching Practice

  1. Maintain own teaching practice, evidenced by the ability to demonstrate knowledge of developments including technical or discipline changes
  2. Maintain, as appropriate, involvement or memberships of discipline-related organisations or groups
  3. Maintain an awareness of teaching developments in the discipline
  4. Maintain an awareness of research developments in the discipline
  5. Maintain best practice and strive for excellence in teaching.

Research and scholarship activities

The opportunity to undertake research is subject to Department, School or Divisional requirements.

  1. May work towards a tertiary teaching, postgraduate or professional qualification
  2. May assist academic staff in the development of research programmes by contributing a discipline-based perspective
  3. May provide discipline expertise to postgraduate students or their supervisors


  1. Share knowledge with and contribute to the University and broader community
  2. Contribute to the academic goals of the Department, School and Division by applying and sharing knowledge in their discipline
  3. May be required to undertake management/leadership roles within the University and/or community at a level consistent with their band

Employment Conditions



  • Appointments to Band 1 may be a relatively recent graduate with some teaching or tutoring experience
  • Appointments to Band 2 will be experienced teachers with several years' experience in their discipline, and normally hold or be working towards a relevant postgraduate qualification and/or teaching qualification


  • Hold, or be studying towards, a higher degree or tertiary teaching qualification

Authority to appoint

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Dean in Health Sciences).

Find out about authority to appoint academic staff (PDF)

Confirmation path

Not applicable.

Find out more about Confirmation Path

Salary scale

  • Teaching Fellows scale (Non Medical/Dental) (Bands 1 and 2)
  • Teaching Fellows scale (Medical/Dental) (Bands 1 and 2)

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Performance review

Annual Performance Appraisal for Academic Staff.

Find out more about annual performance appraisals

Salary Progressions

One step annually on salary band through to the top of the band, subject to satisfactory performance.

For further information, see the Remuneration section of the Academic Staff Employment Agreement.

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Teaching Fellows (Band 1) may apply for promotion to:

  • Teaching Fellow (Band 2)
  • Senior Teaching Fellow (Band 3)

Teaching Fellows (Band 2) may apply for promotion to:

  • Senior Teaching Fellow (Band 3)

Find out more about promotion

Research and study leave

Not eligible.

Employment Agreements

Teaching Fellows are usually covered by one of the following:

  • Academic Staff Individual Employment Agreement or
  • Academic Staff Collective Employment Agreement.

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Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF)

Evidence portfolio not required.

Useful information

Key contacts

Dan Wilson
HR Manager - Promotions & Remuneration
+64 3 479 8092

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