Teaching Associates in Civil Engineering

Monash University


Expression of interest: Teaching Associates - Civil Engineering


Job No.: 601767

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Sessional

Duration: Semester - Renewal possible for following semesters

Remuneration: Sessional academic rates (9.5% superannuation)


The Opportunity

The Department aims to provide high-quality Civil Engineering education, research and professional services globally for the mutual benefit of the students, the staff, the University, industry, the profession, and the wider community. We offer several undergraduate degrees as well as postgraduate coursework degrees via Off-Campus Learning. The Department actively pursues innovative and significant multi-disciplinary research to address the challenges for engineering in the 21st century. For more information about us and the work we do, please visit our website.


Key responsibilities of the role:

Teaching Associates (TA’s) will work under the guidance of Unit Coordinators/Lecturers to teach engaging, interactive workshops, laboratory, and classes and assist in assessment.


This Expression of Interest is to identify two cohorts of Teaching Associates:

1) Candidates with doctoral qualifications:

The role of the Teaching Associate or TA (with doctoral qualifications), is to support the Unit Coordinator and Lecturer in the administration and delivery of the unit, taking on a limited subset of their roles for large cohorts, under their guidance and instruction.

These activities may include:

  • Leading the second cohort of TA’s (without doctoral qualifications) team meetings under the direction of the lecturer;
  • Guiding TA’s (without doctoral qualifications) in responding to student academic queries;
  • Responding to student queries about academic or administrative matters;
  • Attending and leading certain teaching activities (excluding expert-led sessions) within the University’s policies;
  • Arranging in-semester assignments and/or laboratory activities;
  • Managing ‘Special Considerations’ inside clear boundaries set by the Unit Coordinator, escalating where necessary;
  • Independently supporting student learning through online forums, practice classes, and helpdesks;
  • Escalating any issues to the Unit Coordinator, where appropriate.

2. Candidates without doctoral qualifications:

The role of the Teaching Associate or TA (without doctoral qualifications) is to assist the Lecturer and TA’s (with doctoral qualifications) in delivering certain teaching activities.

These activities may include:

  • Mastering the unit content, and being able to answer almost all questions on it
  • Assisting in delivering practice classes, laboratory sessions, helpdesks, etc
  • Pro-actively supporting student learning through constructive feedback
  • Actively supporting the Lecturer, as directed in delivering a positive learning environment
  • Conducting certain marking tasks under general guidance
  • Escalating concerns from students to the TA’s (with doctoral qualifications) and/or Unit Coordinator
  • Possess qualifications at or above AQF Level 9 (the “AQF+1” rule)

How to apply:

Candidates should apply with a cover letter highlighting their eligibility (maximum 2 pages) and a copy of their latest CV.

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.


For any enquiries, please email civil.manager@monash.edu

Closing Date: 

Friday 20 December 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT

Please note: Monash University will be closed from 21 December 2019 until 1 January 2020 inclusive. 


In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com