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Casual academics

To assist you with getting started as a casual academic employee at UTS, the Human Resources Unit hosts a casual academic staff page that includes links to online induction information.

Practical and faculty information for casual academic staff

The casual academics' website contains practical information, relevant news and events, along with links to Faculty contacts and to specific information about employment and pay and conditions for casual academics at UTS.

Learning and teaching development for casual academic staff

Institute for Interactive Media and Learning:  Opportunities

New casual academics are invited to participate in the Workshop program for new academic staff run by the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML). These sessions are an orientation to learning and teaching at UTS and run just before the start of each semester (mid February and mid July). Casual academics are also welcome to participate in the two core subjects, Student Learning and Teaching Approaches and Course Design and Assessment within the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, without needing to formally enrol in the course. The dates and times of these sessions are on the subjects and key dates page for the course.  Contact Enza.Mirabella@uts.edu.au if you are interested in participating. Casual academics may formally enrol in the course if they can confirm that they will have teaching commitments during their enrolment. Faculty sponsorship of course fees may be available for longstanding casual academics. 

IML hosts a Workshop Week annually with a series of workshops specifically designed for casual academics new to UTS in the first half of the year. In second semester the UTS Casual Academics Conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for casual academics across the university.

IML also runs faculty-based workshops for casual academics upon request, usually towards the beginning of semester. Workshops or other sessions can also be facilitated for course or large subject teams, including casual and full-time academics. If you would like to request a workshop on a particular topic, please discuss this with your Subject or Course Co-ordinator, Head of School or the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in your faculty.

Opportunities to Apply for Learning and Teaching Grants

Casual academics can also apply for First Year Experience project grants academics and these are a great way to develop worthwhile projects. For more information contact First Year Experience Program Coordinator Kathy Egea: Kathryn.Egea@uts.edu.au or phone 9514 1720.

Other resources

The UTS Teaching and Learning pages include a range of useful online resources and materials relevant to casual academics: