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Lecturer

Become an expert in your chosen field and teach students at the tertiary level.

What's it like to be a Lecturer?

Lecturers are employed by universities and other tertiary education providers to deliver lectures and tutorials to students. A Lecturer is normally expert in one or more academic fields and specialises in the teaching of that field. Lecturers also participate in research projects and may contribute to academic publications.

Lecturer

Tasks and duties

  • Planning content of lectures and tutorials.
  • Preparing and marking essays, assignments and examinations.
  • Preparing and delivering lectures and tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions.
  • Providing academic guidance to students.
  • Conducting research and contributing to academic publications.
  • Developing research agendas and applying for academic grants.
  • Stimulating and leading discussion amongst students.
  • Attending faculty meetings and conferences.
  • Contributing to curriculum revisions and course and degree requirements.
  • Providing consultation to academic boards, councils and committees.
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Lecturers devise and administer a schedule of lectures and tutorials in accordance with a prescribed course of study. They have strong communication skills which they use to lead lectures and guide discussion amongst class members. They also provide academic guidance to students.

What can I earn as a Lecturer?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Lecturer is between $100k and $120k
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How to become a Lecturer


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Lecturers usually complete one or more Bachelor degrees in their chosen field(s) of expertise, plus postgraduate study to the master’s or doctorate level. Previous teaching experience is also highly regarded.

  1. Complete a Bachelor degree in your chosen field of study.
  2. Complete postgraduate study to the masters or doctorate level.
  3. Consider completing a teaching qualification as part of your postgraduate studies.

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How do Lecturers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 36 Lecturers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.6
Job satisfaction
4.2
Career progression opportunities
3.1
Job security
2.9
Pay / Salary
3.4
Variety of work
3.6

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Nov 2018
Lecturing can be rewarding but beware of apathy and burn-out.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Website Design
The good things
Teaching a class of budding new web designers is very rewarding. My classes are often multi-cultural, with people from all over the world. I once had a class of 32 people, each hailing from a complete...
The challenges
Lecturing leads to . . . well . . . more lecturing. To lecture at University level, you need to be interested in more study. A university sees its value in the number of Doctorates it produces. But ...
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Nov 2018
Lecturing is rewarding, but the cost is too high
Reviewer's Qualification
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Systems)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Information Systems
The good things
The best part of working as a lecturer is taking students and helping them to be better learners and better people. By encouraging them to take control of their education and finding the things that ...
The challenges
A university is a big bureaucratic organisation. Staff are not valued by the organisation, teaching is not valued by the organisation, research is only somewhat valued by the organisation. Money is ...
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Working hours for Lecturers

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Lecturers?

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Lecturer jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
8.5%
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