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

In 2022 the Faculty will be offering fixed term Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships, and we will be seeking applications shortly.   Information on how to apply for these roles through the CTRS 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.

Sessional teaching opportunities will be advertised for 2022 in accordance with the dates below. Information on how to apply for these roles through the CTRS can also be found on this page.

Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships

In 2022, The Faculty of Arts will inaugurate the Graduate Research Teaching Fellowship (GRTF). The Fellowship will enhance and deepen the teaching experience of our graduate researchers. It will increase the opportunity our PhD candidates have to teach and to train in teaching. As such, the Fellowship aims 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 maximum .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 .3 fraction – approximately three hours of tutorials per week, depending on the level of subject. Fellows will be appointed on the basis of their eligibility and school/program teaching needs.

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.

An information session was held for Research students on 27th October, if you were unable to attend you can view the recording here, FAQs are also available here.

Important dates for 2022

Study period and role type Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships Fixed term February - November 202228/10/202111/11/202115/12/202128/02/2022
Summer Sessional Academic Tutors 2022  22/11/2021 05/12/2021 14/012/2021 03/01/2022
Sessional Academic tutors Semester 1 2022 15/12/2021 23/01/202204/02/2022 28/02/2022

Fixed Term Roles

To apply for the roles listed below please visit the University Careers Website note that roles will open in October 2021 and in most cases, will remain open for a two week period.

Study period and role typeApplications openApplications closePosition starts
Teaching Associate (Discovery Subject Tutors) Fixed Term roles- semester 1 202226/10/20219/11/202131/1/2022
Teaching Specialist positions 2022 & 2023Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 26/10/2021two weeks after opening date2022
Teaching Associate (Periodic) positions  2022 & 2023Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 26/10/2021two weeks after opening datecommencement dates vary - see PDs on careers website for exact dates
Teaching Associate, (Teaching Only, Part Time) Fixed Term roles - semester 1 and February - November 2022Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 26/10/2021two weeks after opening datecommencement dates vary - see PDs on careers website for exact dates

Sessional Academic Tutors - Subjects recruiting for Summer Term, 2022

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.

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 appointment a tutor in the subjects advertised.

  • Asia Institute
      • The Qur'an: An Introduction (ISLM20003)
  • School of Culture and Communication
      • Applied Research Methods (AMGT90029)
      • Data Journalism (JOUR90011)
      • Print Production and Design (PUBL90010)
  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
      • Interpreting Material Culture (ANCW20028)
      • Practical Archaeology (ANCW30023)
      • Latin 1 (CLAS10006)
      • Astronomy in World History (HPSC20015)
      • A History of Nature (HPSC20002)
      • City Visions: Melbourne Intensive (HIST20087)
      • Freedom and Equality Across Borders (PHIL20045)
  • School of Languages and Linguistics
      • A Taste of Europe (EURO20007/EURO30006)
      • Intensive French 3 and 4 (FREN20018)
      • Italian 1 (ITAL10008)
      • German 1 (GERM10004)
  • School of Social and Political Sciences
      • Social Sciences Research Methods (POLS40013)
      • US Foreign Policy (POLS90007)

Applications

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Sessional Positions

Please note: To apply for available positions follow the Apply Now link and create a user account in the CTRS. Through the CTRS you will be able to upload your credentials and select the subjects (sessional appointments) for which you would like to be considered. You will be asked for responses to set questions relating to essential selection criteria, as a part of the application process.

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.

Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships

Please note: To apply for available positions follow the Apply Now link and create a user account in the  CTRS. Through the CTRS you will be able to upload your CV with an attached covering letter and select the  discipline area for which you would like to be considered.

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

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