University Lecturer

Inspire and teach tertiary students; and lecture and conduct research projects on your area of passion.

University Lecturer

University Lecturer

Roles and responsibilities

To prepare yourself for a career as a university lecturer:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete a postgraduate Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy - Research.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


University lecturers and tutors:

  • prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and practical classes
  • assess student assignments and grade student performance
  • keep an eye on student progress and supervise research students
  • discuss with students their progress and/or aspirations
  • organise and conduct field trips and excursions
  • research a specialised field of study and publish the findings in books or professional and academic journals
  • attend meetings and conferences to do with research, budget and policy matters and departmental administration
  • plan courses in consultation with other staff, arrange course timetables and coordinate and supervise teaching assistants to conduct classes
  • serve on departmental or faculty committees dealing with general departmental and administrative concerns
  • prepare departmental budgets and associated reports
  • provide professional consultative services to government and industry

After graduation you may consider becoming a university lecturer or tutor. You will already have a good idea of what such a position entails. Tertiary institutions, such as universities, offer lectureships and other tertiary teaching positions. Lecturers may also be self-employed, working as consultants or in a professional practice. Competition for available positions is very strong.

Source: myFuture

To prepare yourself for a career as a university lecturer:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete a postgraduate Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy - Research.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


University lecturers and tutors:

  • prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and practical classes
  • assess student assignments and grade student performance
  • keep an eye on student progress and supervise research students
  • discuss with students their progress and/or aspirations
  • organise and conduct field trips and excursions
  • research a specialised field of study and publish the findings in books or professional and academic journals
  • attend meetings and conferences to do with research, budget and policy matters and departmental administration
  • plan courses in consultation with other staff, arrange course timetables and coordinate and supervise teaching assistants to conduct classes
  • serve on departmental or faculty committees dealing with general departmental and administrative concerns
  • prepare departmental budgets and associated reports
  • provide professional consultative services to government and industry

After graduation you may consider becoming a university lecturer or tutor. You will already have a good idea of what such a position entails. Tertiary institutions, such as universities, offer lectureships and other tertiary teaching positions. Lecturers may also be self-employed, working as consultants or in a professional practice. Competition for available positions is very strong.

Source: myFuture

Undergraduate Courses To Become

University Lecturer

Required major/s to pursue this career
You must have a degree with a major in the subject you wish to teach and this subject must be found in the school curriculum.
Postgraduate Courses To Become

University Lecturer

Course work courses to pursue this career
Postgraduate study is required for this occupation.
Relevant research courses include:
Postgraduate Courses To Become

University Lecturer

Research courses to pursue this career
Research study is required for this occupation.

Relevant research courses include: