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Expression of Interest for Sessional Academics, Play Therapy

Apply now Job no: 505465
Work type: Casual
Location: Flexible
Categories: Health

The School of Health and Social Development teaches the Master of Child Play Therapy in the Cloud Campus, with significant placement and on-campus requirements.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions it is likely the majority of teaching will be conducted online for the foreseeable future. Successful candidates will be notified of the teaching arrangements prior to commencing.

Applicants can find information about the courses offered by the School at http://www.deakin.edu.au/health-social-development

Postgraduate teaching and marking: Postgraduate degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent qualifications and professional experience.

At Deakin University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and require all incumbents to apply for and maintain a Working with Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

At Deakin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance. 

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's

immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

As a casual academic you will be required to facilitate student learning within the School of Health and Social Development’s postgraduate degree courses. This contribution may be via seminar (tutorial) delivery; marking of student assessment; or other academic activities such as clinical play therapy supervision, with the availability of different types of work varying between programs. The position interacts closely with relevant academic and professional staff within the School.

Ensure the following are included in your cover letter:

Identify your particular expertise

Identify your interest in

  • Seminars (tutorials)
  • Teaching (lectures) and marking
  • Marking only
  • Clinical play therapy supervision

If known, the specific units you would like to work in

Whether you are

  • Deakin current student
  • School core staff member on a fractional appointment
  • School graduate
  • Previous/current casual staff

Campus/es you are available to work at

  • Geelong Waterfront
  • Cloud (online) only


  • Trimester 1 (March to June 2021)
  • Trimester 2 (July to October 2021)
  • Trimester 3 (November to February 2022)
  • All timesters (note that we employ each trimester only based on existing work allocations and timetabling)

Minimum of 2 referees, preferably from a previous Unit Chair if you worked with Deakin or another university.

Please include a current CV and mobile phone number.

Applications that do not include the above information may not be considered.

Please note that available hours, courses, units, campus location and duties will be discussed with successful applicants individually.

About us

The flexible learning options we provide our students and our diverse team of professionals and academic experts has enabled us to achieve a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds. For eight consecutive years, we've achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities.

We have a network of campuses, learning centres and research centres across Victoria and corporate offices in Melbourne, China, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.  Our online Cloud campus provides more than 13,000 students with access to state-of-the-art digital tools and direct access to world-renowned academics.

As a Victorian university with a global impact, Deakin is translating its research into commercial outcomes that will help drive innovation for Australia’s economy.

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