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Thank you for your interest in employment at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

We take exceptional pride in recruiting and developing outstanding individuals who share our vision to be the leading Australian provider of higher education in Asia. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe in the importance of providing a great place for our employees to grow and develop professionally. We have a culture that values mutual respect, integrity, creativity and teamwork.

Join us as we continue our development as a vibrant, multicultural and excellent organisation in education and research.

Sessional Lecturer, Aquaculture

Job no: 492383
Work type: Contract Fixed Term
Location: Singapore

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2%* of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Accounting, Arts, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism and Hospitality.


James Cook University offers Higher Degree by Research programs# such as Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and pathways to a higher degree.  Additionally, the campus offers courses at the pre-university level, specifically designed to provide pathways for students who are unable to immediately meet university entrance standards.


Our joint program in Business & Environmental Science (Aquaculture Major) was created to meet a growing demand for graduates with Business and Science knowledge, particularly in the aquaculture industry. Due to the continuing success of this program, we are now seeking suitable candidates to register for our part-time pool of Sessional Lecturers/tutors (Part-time teaching staff).




The appointees will be experienced academic / faculty members and will be responsible for teaching and supervision in undergraduate courses in Aquaculture.  Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD or Masters (postgraduate) qualification with a focus in any of the areas above. Membership of relevant professional bodies and associations will be an added advantage.  


  • A leadership role in curriculum development and teaching.
  • To set and mark assessments
  • Provide timely formative and summative feedback to students.
  • To secure subject coordinator approval of exams and participate in moderation
  • Work closely with the subject coordinator on all matters related to the subject
  • Participate in meetings and training session as appropriate
  • Significant contribution to the profession, and/or discipline.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A PhD or a Master in a relevant Aquaculture discipline mandatory
  • Evidence of quality teaching and supervision of students at under- or postgraduate levels.
  • The ability to teach across a range of subjects at various levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relations with colleagues in an academic environment and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


If you have the appropriate qualifications and proven experience to deliver successfully on the above responsibilities, we invite you to send in your application


Closing date: 02 March 2019


 The Singapore campus of James Cook University (registered as James Cook University Pte Ltd in Singapore) is a wholly owned company of James Cook University Australia. 


* The Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017


Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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