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

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Winter Semester and Semester 2, 2021

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.

  • Arts Tutors Semester 2, 2021
    • First Peoples in a Global Context (MULT10001)
    • Representation (MULT10017)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • Asia Institute Tutors Winter Semester, 2021
    • Rising China in the Globalised World (INTS90007)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • Asia Institute Tutors Semester 2, 2021
    • Japanese 8 (JAPN10006)
    • Japanese 2 (JAPN10002)
    • Japanese 6 (JAPN10004)
    • Japanese 4 (JAPN10008)
    • Arabic 2 (ARBC10006)
    • Arabic 6 (ARBC20007)
    • Indonesian 4 (INDO1002)
    • Indonesian 6 (INDO1004)
    • Specialise Translation (TRAN90003)
    • Translating from English to Chinese (TRAN90007)
    • Translating from Chinese to English (TRAN90009)
    • Translation as Process (TRAN90011)
    • Translation: Intercultural Indonesian (INDO1013)
    • China Since Mao (CHIN20008)
    • Chinese Cinema (CHIN30018)
    • Classic Chinese Civilization (CHIN20031)
    • Chinese News Analysis (CHIN30003)
    • Chinese 10 (CHIN10002)
    • Advanced Chinese Translation (CHIN20026)
    • Asian Century (ASIA10002)
    • Asia and the World (ASIA90008)
    • Korean 2 (KORE10002)
    • Korean 4 (KORE10004)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Culture and Communication Tutors Semester 2, 2021
    • Issues in Art Conservation (ACUR90001)
    • Interpreting Exhibitions (ACUR90005)
    • Exhibition Management (ACUR90006)
    • Art Curatorship Thesis Part 1 (ACUR90009)
    • Art Curatorship Thesis Part 2 (ACUR90010)
    • The World in Twenty Art Works (AHIS10003)
    • Art, Market and Methods (AHIS20018)
    • Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art (AHIS20022)
    • Renaissance Art in Global Context (AHIS30022)
    • Virtual Worlds in Japanese Art (AHIS30024)
    • Indigenous Australian Art Histories (AHIS40002)
    • The Book: Late Antiquity to Renaissance (AHIS40019).
    • Art History Thesis Part 1 (AHIS40023)
    • Art History Thesis Part 2 (AHIS40024)
    • The Print Room (AHIS90004)
    • Writing About Art and the Moving Image (AHIS90008)
    • Principles of Arts Management (AMGT90001)
    • States, Governments and the Arts (AMGT90004)
    • Audiences and the Arts (AMGT90006)
    • The Economics of Culture (AMGT90018)
    • Short Fiction (CWRI20002)
    • Novels (CWRI30001)
    • Encounters with Writing (CWRI30004)
    • Life Writing (CWRI30013)
    • Modern and Contemporary Literature (ENGL10001)
    • Romanticism, Feminism, Revolution (ENGL20020)
    • Modernism and Avant Garde (ENGL20022)
    • American Classics (ENGL20023)
    • Poetry, Love, and Death (ENGL20032)
    • The Theatre Experience (ENGL20034)
    • Critical Debates (ENGL30002)
    • Literature, Environment, Crisis (ENGL30047)
    • Sex, Gender and Culture: An Introduction (GEND10001)
    • Gender at Work in The World (GEND30003)
    • Aboriginal Women and Coloniality (INDG20003)
    • Being Indigenous in the 21st Century (INDG30001)
    • First Peoples in a Global Context (MULT10001)
    • New Media: Harnessing Digital Disruption (JOUR90004)
    • Photojournalism (JOUR90022)
    • Introduction to Media Writing (MECM10006)
    • Internet Communication (MECM20003)
    • Approaches to Media Research (MECM20011)
    • Visual Communication and Digital Media (MECM20014)
    • Perspectives in Global Media Cultures (MECM30002)
    • Media Futures and New Technologies (MECM30004)
    • Marketing Communications (MECM30013)
    • Digital and Mobile Journalism (MECM30017)
    • Public Relations and Communications (MECM40006)
    • Mobility, Culture and Communication (MECM90003)
    • Digital Politics (MECM90016)
    • Media Writing: Rhetoric and Practice (MECM90017)
    • Global Media: Theory and Research (MECM90020)
    • Strategic Content Creation (MECM90024)
    • Advanced Industry Practice – PR (MECM90025)
    • Audiovisual Communication (MECM90031)
    • Marketing and Media in a Global Context (MECM90034)
    • Integrated Marketing Communications (MECM90035)
    • Foundations of Marketing & Communication (MECM90036)
    • Researching Media & Communications (MECM90038)
    • Understanding Media & Communications (MECM90039)
    • Structural Editing (PUBL90001)
    • Writing and Editing for Digital Media (PUBL90006)
    • Book Markets: Structures and Strategies (PUBL90019)
    • Creating Screen and Cultural Worlds (CICU30012)
    • Media, Identity and Everyday Life (CULS10005)
    • Gender and Contemporary Culture (CULS20017)
    • City Cultures, Urban Ecologies (CULS30005)
    • Cultural Studies Now (CULS40011)
    • Cultural Complexity and Intelligence (CULS90004)
    • Australian Film and Television (SCRN20013)
    • Ensemble Filmmaking, Art and Industry (SCRN20014)
    • Art Cinema and the Love Story (SCRN30001)
    • Film Noir: History and Sexuality (SCRN30004)
    • Screen Media and Political Aesthetics (SCRN40009)
    • Censorship: Film, Art and Media (SCRN40013)
    • Film Production: From Script to Screen (SCRN90002)
    • Representation (MULT10017)
    • The House of Fiction: Literary Realism (ENGL20025)
    • Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Science (GEND40009)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Tutors Winter Semester, 2021
    • Australia Now (MULT20013) (Marker only)
    • Classical Mythology (ANCW20015)
    • Feminism (PHIL20046)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Tutors Semester 2, 2021
    • Myth, Art and Empire: Greece and Rome (ANCW10002)
    • Egypt Under the Pharaohs (ANCW20003)
    • History of Greece: Homer to Alexander (ANCW20022)
    • Interpreting the Ancient World (ANCW30017)
    • Hebrew 2 (HEBR10002)
    • Dictators & Democrats: The Modern World (HIST10015)
    • Gender, Rights, & Leadership in History (HIST10017)
    • Total War: World War II (HIST20060)
    • American History: 1945 to Now (Marker) (HIST20071)
    • Witch-Hunting in European Societies (HIST20080)
    • Red Empire: The Soviet Union and After (HIST20084)
    • A History of Sexualities (HIST30004)
    • Hitler’s Germany and Fascism (HIST30010)
    • Race in the Americas (HIST30059)
    • Controversies in Australian History (HIST30064)
    • History, Memory and Violence in Asia (Marker) (HIST90026)
    • Debating Science in Society (HPSC10003)
    • Israelis & Palestinians: Conflict, Peace (JEWI20006)
    • Philosophy: The Great Thinkers (PHIL10003)
    • Ethical Theory (PHIL20008)
    • Greek Philosophy (PHIL20040)
    • Phenomenology and Existentialism (PHIL20041)
    • The Ethics of Capitalism (PHIL20044)
    • The Philosophy of Philosophy (PHIL30007)
    • Race and Gender: Philosophical Issues (PHIL30052)
    • The Metaphysics of Ethics (PHIL30054)
    • Catastrophes as Turning Points (UNIB10013)
    • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (UNIB10014)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Languages and Linguistics Tutors Winter Semester, 2021
    • French 1 (FREN10004)
    • German 1 (GERM10004)
    • Italian 1 (mid-Year Intensives) (ITAL10008)
    • Spanish 1 (SPAN10001)
    • Wines of the World (EURO20009)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Languages and Linguistics Tutors Semester 2, 2021
    • Academic English 1 (ESLA10003)
    • Advanced Self-Editing (ESLA90002)
    • Bilingualism (LING90021)
    • Concepts in Applied Linguistics (Marker) (LING90039)
    • Discourse and Interaction (LING90028)
    • English Phonetics and Phonology (LING90015)
    • Eurovisions (EURO10002)
    • French 2 (FREN10005)
    • French 4 (FREN10003)
    • French 6 (FREN10007)
    • German 2 (GERM10005)
    • German 4 (GERM10002)
    • German 6 (GERM10007)
    • German Cultural Studies A (GERM20006)
    • Going Places – Travelling Smarter (UNIB20018)
    • Hispanic Cultural Studies (SPAN20001)
    • Imaging Italy (ITAL30010)
    • Intercultural Professional Communication (ESLA90004)
    • Italian 2 (ITAL10005)
    • Italian 4 (ITAL10002)
    • Italian 8 (ITAL10010)
    • Language Program Evaluation (Marker) (LIN90008)
    • Presenting Academic Discourse (LING90002)
    • Russian 4 (RUSS20005)
    • Russian 6 (RUSS30002)
    • Russian Culture Through Film (RUSS40007)
    • Russian Language & Culture 4B (RUSS40007)
    • Second Language Learning and Teaching (LING20003)
    • Spanish 2 (SPAN10002)
    • Spanish 4 (SPAN10004)
    • Syntax (LING20006)
    • The Secret Life of Language (LING10001)
    • Transcultural Communication at Work (LING90026)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Social and Political Sciences Tutors Winter Semester, 2021
    • Strategic Political Communication (POLS90062)
    • Global Issues in Indigenous Governance (PPMN90054)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Social and Political Sciences Tutors Semester 2, 2021
    • Anthropology: Studying Self & Other (ANTH10001)
    • Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality (ANTH20008)
    • Self, Culture and Society (ANTH20012)
    • Diplomat, Soldier, Spy: The Deep State (ANTH20013)
    • The Anthropological Imagination (ANTH30013)
    • Innovation, Design, and Society (ANTH30019)
    • Law in Society (CRIM10002)
    • Order, Disorder, Crime, Deviance (CRIM20004)
    • Punishment & Social Control (CRIM20006)
    • Cybercrime and Digital Criminology (CRIM20007)
    • Terrorism: Shifting Paradigms (CRIM20008)
    • Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice (CRIM20009)
    • Crime & Public Policy (CRIM30001)
    • Global Criminology (CRIM30002)
    • Law in Social Theory (CRIM30012)
    • Terror, Law and War (CRIM90015)
    • Violence, Trauma and Reconciliation (CRIM90017)
    • Advances in Criminological Research (CRIM90019)
    • Development in the 21st Century (DEVT20001)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation in Development (DEVT90035)
    • Gender Issues in Development (DEVT90040)
    • Political Economy of Development (DEVT90045)
    • Disaster and Humanitarian Aid (DEVT90058)
    • Social Policy and Development (DEVT90076)
    • Rethinking Rights & Global Development (GEND90007)
    • International Politics (INTS10001)
    • Australian Indigenous Public Policy (MULT30017)
    • Applied Research Methods (MULT30018)
    • Introduction to Political Ideas (POLS10003)
    • Contemporary Political Theory (POLS20006)
    • Public Policy Making (POLS20008)
    • International Relations: Key Questions (POLS20025)
    • Politics and the Media (POLS20026)
    • European Integration: Politics of the EU (POLS30018)
    • Global Environmental Politics (POLS30022)
    • American Politics (POLS30030)
    • Political Psychology (POLS30034)
    • Trade Policy Politics and Governance (POSL90012)
    • The United Nations: Review & Reform (POLS90016)
    • International Security (POLS90022)
    • International Relations Theory (POLS90028)
    • International Policymaking in Practice (POLS90034)
    • Great Power Politics (POLS90035)
    • Indigenous Peoples in Global Context (POLS90063)
    • Executive Leadership & Management (PPMN90006)
    • Public Policy Analysis (PPMN90007)
    • Public Policy in the Asian Century (PPMN90030)
    • Innovative Design & Service Delivery (PPMN90032)
    • Public Budgets and Financial Management (PPMN90033)
    • Crisis Management (PPMN90048)
    • Inequalities: Challenges for the Future (SOCI10003)
    • Sociology of Youth (SOCI20014)
    • Sociology of Culture (SOCI20016)
    • Families, Relationships & Society (SOCI20018)
    • Sociology of 'Race' and Ethnicities (SOCI30014)
    • Comparative Social Policy (SOCI90003)
    • Social Research Design and Evaluation (SOCI90005)
    • Indigenous Policy Analysis (SOCI90018)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

Applications

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.

Subjects will be added on a rolling basis so please continue to check the CTRS to see what is open.

Your application 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 dates for 2021

Study period and role type Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Winter Casual Academic tutors and coordinators Semester 2 2021 23/04/2021 09/05/2021 19/05/2021 Various dates (Winter) 26/07/2021 (Sem 2)
Casual Academic tutors Semester 2 2021 10/05/2021 30/05/2021 18/06/2021 26/07/2021

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