Primary Purpose of Casual Academic Position

To engage and facilitate student learning in undergraduate and/or postgraduate Anatomy courses / course components offered by the School of Biomedical Sciences.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Teaching and Learning

  • Prepare in advance for classes by being familiar with course content.
  • Assist student engagement and learning during classes under the direction/supervision of the Course Coordinator, Lecturer and/or Head Demonstrator.
  • Provide accurate advice to students on course material and seek assistance or instruction from senior staff when required.
  • You may be asked to perform the following duties under the supervision of the Course Coordinator and in accordance with University policies:
    • Mark assignments and exams
    • Assist with exam invigilation
    • Assist with exam viewing sessions

  • Detect and report possible student misconduct (e.g. plagiarism/collusion) to the Course Coordinator in accordance with University policy.
  • Maintain high level of performance on casual academic evaluations.

Gross Anatomy Facility

  • Demonstrate compliance with, and ensure that students comply with, the:

    • “SBMS Code of Conduct for Use of Donated Human Tissues” and the
    • Qld Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979, Part 5 s 36 (2) “Conditions of performance of anatomical examination: A person who performs an anatomical examination upon a body shall do so in a quiet, orderly and decent manner.”


  • Attend and engage in course specific meetings as required.
  • Monitor and respond promptly to emails from Academic and Administration staff.
  • Refer student enquiries regarding assessment, policies and procedures to the Electronic course Profile or Course Coordinator.
  • Maintain class participation and attendance lists as required.
  • Any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor

Inductions and Training

New Casual Academics are strongly encouraged to complete the Tutors@UQ program before they start work. The program is offered during Orientation week of first and second semester.

As a condition of appointment you must:

  • Make yourself available for training at the direction of your supervisor.
  • Once you receive your uq staff username, complete the "UQ Workplace Inductions and OHS Training” online modules and their Assessments via as advised by your supervisor.

If appointed to work in the Gross Anatomy Facility (GAF), prior to commencing work, you must:

    1. once you receive your uq staff username, complete the 3 compulsory online Anatomy inductions and receive 100% on the three associated quizzes.
  1. SBMS Code of Conduct for use of Donated Human Tissues
  2. SBMS Student Pre-Entry
  3. Demonstrator Induction 

    1. attend the face-to-face on-site GAF Induction.

Histology only demonstrators are required to complete the first training module “SBMS Code of Conduct for use of Donated Human Tissues” and the associated quiz.


UQ is a mandated COVID immunisation workplace. Casual academics are required to have received the first and second COVID-19 vaccination.

GAF demonstrators using embalmed material require Hepatitis B and Tetanus vaccinations.

If you require immunisations or if you have any questions regarding immunisations please contact SBMS OHS


Ensure you are aware of and comply with legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including:

Organisational Relationships

The position reports to the Casual Academic Coordinator, Course Coordinator, Lecturer and/or Head Demonstrator as appropriate.


Casual salary payments are processed fortnightly and UQ uses the Casual Academic Hiring and Payment (CAHP) system to pay Casual Academic staff. Casual Academics will be paid according to a pre-set schedule of activities, with timesheets only required when there is a deviation from the schedule. The casual rate will vary depending on the type of work completed. Please view our various casual academic pay scales.

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