Engage with us

Engage with us

The Department of Computing is committed to furthering our collective success by welcoming new students, researchers and stakeholders into our community. 

As an immensely popular field, we open our doors to high school students looking to learn more about the many opportunities available at Macquarie University. We have also established a training program for high school teachers to grasp an understanding of our teaching methods, expertise and capabilities. 

The department continues to enjoy our unique initiative as a purpose-built hub that brings industry partners, students of all levels and academics of various backgrounds together. 

If you’d like to find out more about events, seminars, and other ways we can engage with you, please contact us.

Expression of Interest - Sessional teaching in 2018 S1 and S2

The Department of Computing offers a range of undergraduate units and employs casual academic staff to support the teaching of these units. The Department has, each session, employment opportunities for casual academic staff to tutor in its units. Please consider this opportunity if you feel you have the ability to help prepare the next generation of IT practitioners.

Expressions of Interest are invited from appropriately qualified professional people to take tutorial/practical classes during day and/or evening sessions for S1 and S2 in 2018. Appointed casual academic staff are expected to assist with student consultation and the marking of unit assessments and examinations.

Details of units offered by the Departments can be found here.

Desired Criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate:

  • Tertiary level teaching experience
  • Recent relevant industry experience

Essential Criteria

To be considered for tutor/prac demonstrator positions, applicants must possess the following:

  • An undergraduate degree (3 years +) or equivalent post graduate qualification relevant to their desired teaching discipline(s);
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others; and,
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with students.

Application Process

  • Applicants must fill in the following online application form and upload the supporting documents. Please ensure you complete all sections of the application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Where possible, please upload a copy of your academic transcript for your highest coursework degree. 
  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) may be submitted at any time until 7 Jan 2018. Applicants will receive a response notifying them of the outcome before start of Session 1. Successful EOIs will be kept on file, and may be considered by the department when a vacancy arises that is an appropriate match to their skill base, disciplinary background and availability. If you are being considered, you will be contacted by the department. Either having an EOI on file, or being considered for a vacancy, does not imply that employment is guaranteed. Please note that by providing an EOI for these positions, you agree that your details may be placed on file for a period of 6 months.
  • Appointment type: Casual
  • Remuneration: Remuneration is in line with the current Macquarie University Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement.

Sydney Area Programming Language Interest Group (SAPLING) Meeting 2017

SAPLING aims to promote and develop research in the Programming Languages field within Sydney and surrounding areas, particularly including nearby regional centres such as Canberra, Newcastle and Wollongong, but not excluding places further afield.

SAPLING meetings allow programming language academics, researchers, industry practitioners and students to present and discuss their research and experiences in an informal setting.

The 2017 SAPLING meeting will be held at Macquarie University in Sydney on 20 Nov 2017. Details here.

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