Every semester we employ casual academic staff to work within our School at both Gatton and St Lucia.

Academic support staff play a vital role in teaching and learning within the School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability (AGFS), assisting teaching staff in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

We welcome expressions of interest from research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, honours, postgraduate and Higher Degree Research students, and applicants who have previously taught in their field at a significant level who want to return to the workforce.

How to apply

Semester 2 applications open 1 April and close 24 May


For more information, including details about training and pay rates, email the CAHP Team via agfs.cahp@uq.edu.au

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AGFS Tutor Onboarding

For all casual academics

We will provide you with an Onboarding and Information Welcome Pack to welcome and induct you into the School.

This will include information about your role as a casual academic, important contacts within the school, training requirements and the Casual Academic, Hire and Payment (CAHP) system and process. 

Staff Immunisation requirements

Depending on your role as a casual academic and your work tasks at UQ, you may be required to provide documentation to demonstrate immunity for vaccine preventable disease (VPD) This may be required for courses where there is interaction with animals or in agricultural environments.

Please note that the cost of any required vaccinations is the responsibility of the casual academic.



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Tutors @ UQ Training

For new casual academics

If successful, new casual academics will be invited to attend the Faculty Tutor Training scheduled during Orientation Week, 12 – 16 February 2024.

Attendance is compulsory for all first-time casual academics and this is paid training.

Details will be made available to all new casual academics in advance of the training session. 

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Casual Academic Hire and Payment (CAHP)

How does CAHP work?

In consultation with your course supervisor, the School allocates casual academic staff to teaching activities for the course you are employed in. This creates a teaching schedule for the whole semester.

Casual Academic staff are paid according to a pre-determined schedule of activities. A timesheet adjustment is only required if your scheduled activities change: for example, if you were unable to complete a teaching activity or if you completed a teaching activity additional to your schedule.​

Additional information

A UQ Staff Log-in is required:

UQ Timetable for Casual Claims


Casual Academic Hire and Payment (CAHP) Guides 

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Contact us

For more information, including details about training and pay rates, contact the AGFS CAHP Team.