Casual academic staff in SOPHI


Welcome to the The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI)! We are home to a number of the major departments within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the School is made up of the Departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy, as well as the Centre for Time, the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science and the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia.

The School brings together an exciting group of teachers, researchers and students across the breadth of the humanities, engaging in cutting-edge research and energetic and innovative teaching.

As such, you are a valuable member of our Academic team, and we hope you enjoy your time with us at SOPHI.

Teachers' Development Program

If you are working as a tutor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, you are warmly invited to participate in the Tutors’ Development Program this semester. The program, which runs over four sessions, provides tutors with an opportunity to develop and reflect on their teaching practice, as well as engage with peers. At the end of the program, your participation will be rewarded with a certificate that you can add to your CV. The sessions cover the following topics:

  • What do I do in the first tutorial?
  • How do I teach so my students will actually learn?
  • How am I going?: Strategies for evaluating and reflecting on my teaching.
  • How do I promote academic honesty and deal with plagiarism?

To register, or if you would like to find out more about the program, please visit the Teaching and Learning website.