Lecturer in Sociology
University of Queensland


About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.


As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.


At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.


About This Opportunity 

An exciting opportunity exists for a fixed-term position as Associate Lecturer in Sociology in the UQ School of Social Science. As a teaching-focused academic, the successful applicant will be required to teach the Summer offering of a first year sociology course (SOCY1050: Introduction to Sociology) and to engage in the collegial life of the School.


Key responsibilities will include: 



  • Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses as required.

  • Maintain the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.

  • Be available to consult with and mentor students.

  • Where relevant, provide guidance to course tutors, markers and facilitators in the activity of teaching.

  • Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.


Citizenship and Service

  • Engage with the collegial life and activities of the School, Faculty and University

  • Effectively perform a range of administrative functions as required.

  • Consistently demonstrate the UQ values.


This is a teaching focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.


This is a part-time (50%), fixed-term position until 23 February 2024. At Academic level A, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308 - $99,426, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $86,941 - $116,329 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.


The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad:  from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.


About You  

Applicants should possess a PhD or near completion of a PhD in the field of Sociology.


Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more sub-fields of Sociology. 

  • Demonstrated ability to teach effective courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels using active learning and flexible approaches to teaching, including teaching online.

  • An emerging teaching profile in the discipline area.

  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and consultative skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in teaching and learning.


In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 



For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Peter Walters. For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section


Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au 


If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


Applications close Thursday, 19 October 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-30953)

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