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The Faculty of Arts offers casual academic appointments throughout the year. Information on how to apply through the Casual Recruitment Registration System can be found in this section.

Sessional Coordinators and Head Tutors Winter semester, 2020; Sessional Coordinators and Head Tutors Semester 2, 2020


Apply now

Please note: To apply for available positions follow the Apply Now link and create a user account in the Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS). Through the CTRS you will be able to upload your credentials and select the subjects for which you would like to be considered. Your application must be lodged through the CTRS to be considered. For more information please see CTRS user guides below.

Working With Children Check

Please note: From January 1st 2019 all casual staff who are engaged on an academic teaching or teaching support contract are required to hold a valid employee Working with Children Check. Further information is available from the Human Resources Working with children check: Casual staff web page.

Important dates for 2020

Study period Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Summer Casual Academic tutors and coordinators
Semester 1 coordinators
8/11/2019 24/11/2019 13/12/2019

2/01/2020 (summer)

2/03/2020 (sem 1)

Semester 1 Casual Academic tutors 16/12/2019 12/01/2020* 31/01/2020 2/03/2020
Winter Casual Academic tutors and coordinators
Semester 2 coordinators
Semester 2 Casual Academic tutors TBA TBA TBA TBA

* Applications for a tutoring in Science and Society (HPSC30023) within the School of Historical and Philosophical studies are now open and will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 February 2020.

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 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
  • 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