The session will help you to identify the skill sets and experiences that academic employers are looking for so that you can be proactive and strategic in your professional developing during candidature. Tips and tricks for how to read academic job ads and structure an application for the Australian academic job market are also included.

This workshop:

  • Outlines the general types of academic roles and levels in Australian universities
  • Discusses strategies to find academic jobs opportunities
  • Highlights the importance of the Position Description statement and it's component parts
  • Provides suggestions for preparing your application
  • Suggests ways to be strategic and competitive for academic roles

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • A plan for finding and identifying academic roles in your field
  • Started identifying the skill sets being sought in your field and areas that you need to develop further
  • Practiced responding to selection criteria

Target audience: This workshop is suitable for all HDR candidates, but will be most useful for those in the mid-stages of candidature.

Requirements: Please bring to this session a hard-copy of your Curriculum Vitae (that you are willing for others in the session to see) and an electronic device with internet access (e.g., laptop, tablet, smart phone).

Feedback from 2023 participants includes:

“The session provided insightful information on how to address the selection criteria when applying for a job. This is something that I have struggled to unpack in my previous job applications.”

“I learnt a lot of useful knowledge on how to be prepared for an academic position and what are the most important factors that influence the results of position applications. It became much clearer to me how to prepare for future career development.”

May be eligible for CDSE.

About University teaching

As student experience becomes a larger focus at universities, the value of high quality teaching among academics has increased. To pursue an academic career the importance of understanding pedagogy and having practical teaching experience should not be underestimated. 

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