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The Faculty of Arts offers sessional, fixed term and continuing academic appointments throughout the year.

Fixed term Discovery Teaching Associate roles are advertised  through the CTRS, information on how to apply can be found on this page.

All other continuing and fixed term roles, including  Teaching Associate Periodic Roles, and Part-time Teaching Only roles, are advertised on the University's Career's website. Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships will also be advertised through the Career's Website, a link will be sent to all current PhD students when advertising is live.

Sessional teaching opportunities will be advertised for 2024 in accordance with the dates below. Information on how to apply for these roles through the CTRS can also be found on this page.

Opportunities to register for the Faculty's casual research assistant pool will be open in accordance with the dates below. Information on how to register through the CTRS can also be found on this page.

Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships

Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships (GRTF) aim to enhance and deepen the teaching experience of our graduate researchers. They increase the opportunity our PhD candidates have to teach and to train in teaching. As such, the Fellowships aim to support PhD candidates by further fostering their inclusion in the academic life of the Faculty.

The GRTF will provide post-confirmation PhD candidates with a .3 fulltime equivalent, fractional appointment at level A2 for 10 months, from February to November, in the second and/or third year of their doctoral candidature. Each teaching fellow will be offered a package of teaching to meet the FTE allocated – approximately two to three hours of tutorials per week, depending on the level of subject and the teaching experience of the fellow. Fellows will be appointed on the basis of their eligibility and school/program teaching needs. Fellows will be expected to remain actively enrolled and working on their thesis for the duration of the Fellowship.

Fellows will also complete the Centre for the Study of Higher Education Certificate in Small-Group Teaching (CSGT), which is designed specifically for those new to university teaching and for teachers in small-group contexts, or the Melbourne Teaching Certificate (MTC), designed for teachers with some experience.

A Position Description is available below.

Recruitment dates for 2023

Study period and role type Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships Fixed term February - November 20248/11/202326/11/202319/12/202326/02/2024
Teaching Associate (Discovery Subject Tutors) Fixed Term roles- semester 1 2024TBCTBCTBCTBC*

*start date will be determined based on experience

Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships

To Apply: Please look out for the link to apply, sent to all current Graduate Researchers on 9th November 2023 via the Arts Graduate Researcher Community

  • Graduate Research Teaching Fellow areas 2024

    In 2024 GRTFs will be available in the following areas:

    • Anthropology & Development Studies
    • Arts and Cultural Management
    • Classics and Archaeology
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • English and Theatre Studies
    • French studies
    • Gender Studies
    • History
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
    • Media and Communications
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Screen and Cultural Studies
    • Sociology

Sessional Academic Tutors

Recruitment Dates for 2024

Study period and role type Applications open Applications closeExpected Outcome notification Teaching starts
Summer, 2024 - Sessional Academic Tutors  20/11/20233/12/202312/12/2023Various Dates
Semester 1, 2024 - Sessional Academic tutors  11/12/202314/01/20242/2/2024


Summer Term, 2024

Please note: successful applicants who are new to teaching in the Faculty of Arts will be required to complete compulsory online induction and orientation training modules via Canvas, during the fortnight prior to semester. The modules take a maximum of 7 hours to complete. This time is paid for staff new to the Faculty.

Subjects will continue to be added to the list as need arises. For subject details, please refer to the University Handbook.

In some cases, because these positions are dependent on student enrolments, applicants may not receive a final notification until the teaching start date for the teaching period. The Faculty of Arts reserves the right not to appoint a tutor in the subjects advertised.

  • Asia Institute
  • School of Culture and Communication

    2024 Summer Term

    • AMGT90029 Applied Research Methods
    • JOUR90006 Dilemmas in Journalism: Law and Ethics
    • MECM90031 Audiovisual Communication
  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

    2024 Summer Term

    • ANCW20028 Interpreting Material Culture
    • HPSC20015 Astronomy in World History
  • School of Languages and Linguistics

    2024 Summer Term

    • FREN20018 Intensive French 3 & 4
    • SPAN20027 Intensive Spanish 3 & 4
    • EURO20007 A Taste of Europe: Melbourne Intensive
    • ARTS90006 Introductory Academic Program (IAP) *

    * About the IAP: Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are international scholarships funded by the Australian Government. There are 500 - 600 AAS students studying at the University of Melbourne (UoM) at any one time. The vast majority are studying a Masters program and the incoming students come from a variety of developing countries.

    The IAP is a compulsory full-time program over five weeks which provides academic skills training and pastoral support to AAS scholars. The program prepares the students for academic, cultural and social life at UoM. Upon completion of the IAP, students continue with their studies at UoM in 50 different courses spread across eleven different faculties.

    Information for IAP tutor applicants:
    We require tutors to be available full-time from 12th January until 22nd of February 2024.
    We require a writing sample (e.g., subject essay, chapter of a thesis, peer reviewed journal article etc.) to be attached at the end of your CV.

  • School of Social and Political Sciences

    2024 Summer Term

    • POLS90007 US Foreign Policy

Casual Research Assistants

This work supports Faculty of Arts researchers across all Schools in their research activities. The Faculty of Arts invites registrations of interest for the casual Research Assistant pool. Research Assistants on the pool will be eligible to be offered research assistance assignments on a casual basis throughout 2023. Casual work assignments may be between a few hours and a few weeks at a time and will vary through the year.

Casual Research Assistants must have one or a combination of skills including editing and proofreading, proposal writing, translation of a variety of languages, literature reviews, and data collection and management. Research Assistants will be allocated project-based work aligned with their skills and expertise as it becomes available.

Successful applicants will be allocated a minimum of 2 hours of paid work for training and on-boarding, though registration for the casual pool does not necessarily guarantee that work will be offered during the year.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Registration of Interest dates for 2023

Study period and role type

Registrations open

Registrations close

Expected Outcome notification of initial casual engagement allocations

Training starts

2023 - Research Assistant





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Sessional Positions

During the period of advertising for casual tutors, subjects will be added on a rolling basis so please continue to check the CTRS to see what is open.

All Sessional applications must be lodged through the CTRS to be considered. For more information please see CTRS user guides below.

Discovery Teaching Associates

Discovery Teaching Associate roles for semester 1 2023 will be advertised through the CTRS. To apply for available positions follow the Apply Now link and create a user account in the CTRS.

Working With Children Check

All casual staff engaged on an academic teaching or teaching support contract are required to hold a valid employee Working with Children Check. Further information is available on the Working with Children website or by contacting the University’s HR Assist team.

Important notes

  • It is expected that the majority of applicants will receive an outcome within the timeframe listed in the ‘Outcome notification’ section of the table above. In some cases, because these positions are dependent on student enrolments, applicants may not receive a final notification until the teaching start date for the teaching period.
  • Applicants for sessional teaching who are enrolled as PhD or Masters students must have been confirmed in their candidature and not be past 3.5 years (PhD) and 1.5 years (MA) full-time equivalency. Currently enrolled Research Higher Degrees (RHD) students at the University of Melbourne applying to become a tutor must have the support of their supervisor.
  • Applicants for Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships must be confirmed in their PhD candidature, successful applicants will be in their second or third year of candidature with a minimum of 6 months EFT candidature remaining.
  • In most cases, it is essential to have a minimum of an honours degree in a relevant discipline (Please note: that if you are applying for a casual academic staff role in the Asia Institute or the School of Languages and Linguistics this criterion may not apply. Please contact the Program Convenor for clarification)
  • Late applications will not be accepted unless an exceptional circumstance arises based on a school’s requirements. All casual academic staff selected need to have applied formally