Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Duty Statement

Primary Purpose of a Demonstrator Position

The primary purpose is to assist the course coordinator and teaching staff in the delivery of tutorials and practical classes.

Duties

Teaching and Learning

Participate in the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students including the following -

  • prepare in advance for classes;
  • lead tutorial groups and/or practical classes;
  • provide accurate advice to students (e.g. on course material, policies and procedures) and refer matters to others (e.g. School administrative staff) when required;
  • mark assessment (with appropriate guidance) if required;
  • develop teaching material under the direct guidance of an academic supervisor if required;
  • detect and report possible student misconduct (e.g. plagiarism/collusion) to the course coordinator in accordance with University policy;
  • supervise school-based quizzes and examinations; and/or
  • serve as ‘lead demonstrator’ if appropriate.

Other

Reporting relationships

Demonstrators report to the respective course coordinator.

Selection Criteria

Qualifications

  • Enrolment in
    • Year 2 or later of an undergraduate degree program in the EAIT Faculty or related discipline; or
    • a postgraduate coursework program in the EAIT Faculty or related discipline; or
    • a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the EAIT Faculty or related discipline
  • Minimum GPA of 4.0/pass (some course coordinators may specify a grade point average requirement in relevant courses) or enrolment in a relevant postgraduate program (coursework or HDR);
  • No finding of ‘guilty’ in student misconduct matters; or
  • For external applicants, a combination of relevant education and experience.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated effective teaching skills or potential to rapidly acquire this skill, including the ability to encourage student input, be approachable and provide clear helpful advice and feedback;
  • Proficiency in the use of e-learning systems (e.g. Blackboard) or ability to rapidly acquire this skill; and
  • Comfort and confidence with public speaking.

Experience

  • Ability to effectively lead small groups.

Personal Qualities

  • High level of interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills including the ability to provide advice to and liaise with a wide range of individuals including senior academics, students, and professional staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, good judgement and maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, work independently and meet deadlines;
  • Willingness to undertake a Student Evaluation of Tutor (SETutor) questionnaire if required.