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

Fixed term Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships and 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.

Sessional teaching opportunities will be advertised for 2023 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 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 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.

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 20237/11/202221/11/202216/12/202227/02/2023
Teaching Associate (Discovery Subject Tutors) Fixed Term roles- semester 1 202315/11/202225/11/202216/12/202230/1/2023 or 13/2/2023*

*start date will be determined based on experience

Fixed Term Roles

Recruitment dates for 2022

Study period and role typeApplications openApplications closePosition starts
Teaching Specialist positions 2023Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 31/10/2022normally three weeks after opening date2023
Teaching Associate (Periodic) positions  2023Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 31/10/2022two 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 2023Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 31/10/2022two weeks after opening datecommencement dates vary - see PDs on careers website for exact dates

Sessional Academic Tutors

Recruitment Dates for 2023

Study period and role type Applications open Applications closeExpected Outcome notification Teaching starts
Summer 2023 - Sessional Academic Tutors  21/11/2022 4/12/2022*13/12/20223/01/2023
Semester 1, 2023 - Sessional Academic tutors  12/12/202215/01/20233/2/2023


* Applications for  tutors in JOUR90011 Data Journalism taught in Summer 2023 have been extended until 15/12/2022

Sessional Academic Tutors - Semester 1, 2023

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
    • ARBC20006 Arabic 5
    • ASIA10001 Language and Power in Asian Societies  (Marker)
    • ASIA20003 Genders and Desires in Asia (Marker)
    • ASIA30005  Global Cultures of Japan and Korea
    • CHIN10019 Contemporary Chinese Literature
    • CHIN20007 Chinese Studies: Culture and Empire
    • CHIN20009 Chinese Economic Documents
    • CHIN20022 Advanced Seminar in Chinese
    • CHIN30002 Taiwan & Beyond: Chinese Settler Culture
    • KORE10001 Korean 1
    • KORE10003 Korean 3 (marker)
    • KORE30002 Two Koreas in the World (marker)
    • JAPN10001 Japanese 1
    • JAPN10003 Japanese 5
    • JAPN10007 Japanese 3
    • JAPN20005 Contemporary Japan
    • TRAN90001 Translation and interpreting as Product (Marker)
    • TRAN90008 Translation in a Chinese Context (Marker)
    • TRAN90020 Business and Legal Translation (Marker)
    • TRAN90022 Translation Industry Project (Marker)
    • TRAN90025 Consecutive Interpreting
  • School of Culture and Communication
    • ACUR90002 Art Museums and Curatorship
    • ACUR90007 Collection Management
    • AHIS10001 Art History: Theory and Controversy
    • AHIS20002 Australian Art
    • AHIS20021 Arts of East Asia
    • AHIS30020 Contemporary Art
    • AHIS30025 Photography in China
    • AHIS90004 The Print Room
    • AHIS90005 History and Philosophy of Museums
    • AMGT90001 Principles of Arts Management
    • AMGT90004 Cultural Policy
    • AMGT90017 Marketing the Arts
    • ARTS40001 Research Principles and Practices
    • CWRI10001 Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice
    • CWRI20005 Creative Non-Fiction
    • CWRI20007 Poetry
    • CWRI20010 Scripts for Contemporary Theatre
    • CWRI30006 Poetry and Poetics
    • CWRI30014 Advanced Screenwriting
    • CWRI30015 Writing Videogames and Live Performance
    • CWRI40004 Thinking Writing: Theory and Creativity
    • CWRI40010 Contemporary Eco-Fictions
    • CWRI40011 Graphic Narratives
    • ENGL10002 Literature and Performance
    • ENGL20009 The Australian Imaginary
    • ENGL20022 Modernism and Avant Garde
    • ENGL20031 Literature, Adaptation, Media
    • ENGL20033 Shakespeare in Performance
    • ENGL30007 Popular Fiction
    • ENGL30016 Decadent Literature
    • ENGL30046 Romancing the Medieval
    • ENGL30051 Comedy
    • FNCE90085 Communicating Current Issues in Finance
    • GEND30006 Trauma, Memory, Bodies
    • INDG10001 Indigenous Australia
    • INDG10002 First Peoples in a Global context
    • INDG20001 Indigenous Treaties and titles
    • JOUR90003 Journalism Internship
    • JOUR90004 New Media Storytelling
    • JOUR90005 Audio Journalism
    • JOUR90021 International Traditions in Journalism
    • JOUR90025 Journalism Project Part 1
    • JOUR90026 Journalism Project Part 2
    • MECM10003 Media and Society
    • MECM20006 Understanding Australian Media
    • MECM20013 Introduction to Text and Audio Journalism
    • MECM20014 Visual Communication and Digital Media
    • MECM30013 Marketing Communications
    • MECM30015 Media and Communications Project
    • MECM30016 Digital Media Research
    • MECM40003 Researching Audiences and Reception
    • MECM40006 Public Relations and Communications
    • MECM40011 Writing for the Media
    • MECM90002 Global Data Policy & Governance
    • MECM90007 Media Convergence and Digital Culture
    • MECM90024 Strategic Content Creation
    • MECM90031 Audiovisual Communications
    • MECM90034 Marketing & Media in a Global Context
    • MECM90035 Integrated Marketing Communications
    • MECM90036 Foundations of Marketing & Communications
    • MECM90038 Researching Media and Communications
    • MECM90039 Understanding Media and Communications
    • PUBL90002 Editorial English
    • PUBL90003 The Contemporary Publishing Industry
    • PUBL90001 Structural Editing
    • PUBL90010 Print Production and Design
    • PUBL90014 Legal Issues in Arts and Media
    • PUBL90006 Writing and Editing for Digital Media
    • CULS20014 Television, Lifestyle & Consumer Culture
    • CULS20018 Popular Culture: From K-Pop to Selfies
    • CULS30004 Thinking Sex
    • CULS30005 City Cultures, Urban Ecologies
    • SCRN10001 Introduction to Screen Studies
    • SCRN20011 Hollywood and Entertainment
    • SCRN30005 The Environmental Screenscape
  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
    • ANCW10001 Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
    • ANCW20015 Classical Mythology
    • ANCW30004 Beyond Babylon
    • ARTS10004 Philosophy, Politics & Economics
    • CUMC90027 RESPECT
    • CUMC90028 Introduction to Conservative Actions
    • CUMC90029 Sustainable Collections
    • HEBR10001 Hebrew 1
    • HIST10012 The World Since World War II
    • HIST10016 Europe: From Black Deaths to New Worlds
    • HIST30006 The Renaissance in Italy
    • HIST20065 Rebels and Revolutionaries
    • HIST30065 US and the World: Rise of a Superpower
    • HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience
    • HPSC30023 Science and Society
    • HPSC30034 Magic, Reason, New Worlds, 1450-1750
    • JEWI20007 Modern Israel: Good Bad and Disputed
    • PHIL10002 Philosophy: The Big Questions
    • PHIL20008 Ethical Theory
    • PHIL20033 The Philosophy of Mind
    • UNIB20024 Designer Humans – Prospects & Perils
  • School of Languages and Linguistics
    • ARTS20002 Going Places - Travelling Smarter
    • ARTS30002 Introduction to Language Translation
    • ESLA90002 Advanced Self-Editing
    • ESLA90003 Professional Literacies
    • FREN10001 French 3
    • FREN10004 French 1
    • FREN10006 French 5
    • FREN20003 Romanticism to Decadence: French Novels
    • ITAL10001 Italian 3
    • ITAL10004 Italian 1
    • ITAL10006 Italian 5
    • ITAL30003 Italian 5A
    • ITAL30007 To Hell with Dante
    • LANG10001 Language
    • LING20005 Phonetics
    • LING20009 Language in Aboriginal Australia
    • LING30003 First Language Acquisition
    • LING30007 Semantics
    • LING90002 Presenting Academic Discourse
    • LING90009 Language Testing (marking only position)
    • LING90012 Second Language Acquisition (marking only position)
    • LING90018 Sociolinguistics and Language Learning (marking only position)
    • LING90042 Psycholinguistics
    • POLS90042 Latin America in the World
    • SPAN30021 Exploring Latin America
  • School of Social and Political Sciences
    • ANTH10002 Anthropology & Food in Everyday Life
    • ANTH20001 Keeping the Body in Mind
    • ANTH20008 Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality
    • ANTH20012 Self, Culture and Society
    • ANTH30005 Power, Ideology and Inequality
    • ANTH30009 Anthropology of More than Human Worlds
    • ANTH30023 Crisis, Culture and Resistance
    • ANTH40012 Explanation and Understanding
    • CRIM10001 Crime, Criminology, and Critique
    • CRIM20002 Criminal Law and Political Justice
    • CRIM20004 Order, Disorder, Crime, Deviance
    • CRIM20007 Cybercrime and Digital Criminology
    • CRIM20008 Terrorism: Shifting Paradigms
    • CRIM20010Law, Justice and Social Change
    • CRIM30002 Global Criminology
    • CRIM30005 Corporate Power and White Collar Crime
    • CRIM30006 Crime & Culture
    • CRIM30011 Young People, Crime and Justice
    • CRIM40002 Qualitative Research Methods
    • CRIM40003 Drugs and Justice
    • CRIM40005 Carcerality
    • CRIM90011 Research & Criminal Justice Governance
    • CRIM90018 Making Sense of Crime and Justice
    • CRIM90020 Crime, Culture & the Media
    • CRIM90037 Disability, Crime and Justice
    • DEVT20001 Development in the 21st Century
    • DEVT90001 Development Project Management & Design
    • DEVT90009 Development Theories
    • DEVT90041 Development Research Design & Assessment
    • DEVT90043 Advocacy in Development
    • DEVT90045 Political Economy of Development
    • DEVT90053 Development Systems and Interventions
    • DEVT90061 Global Urban Development
    • DEVT90067 Migration and Development
    • GEND10002 Global Intersections: Gender, Race and Class
    • GEND20008 Feminist Futures: Theory and Activism
    • GEND20010 Sexualities in Technoscience
    • GEND90006 Gender, Globalisation and Development
    • INTS10001 International Politics
    • MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills
    • MULT20008 Australian Indigenous Politics
    • POLS20011 The Politics of Sex
    • POLS20023 Comparative Politics
    • POLS20031 Political Economy
    • POLS30011 Chinese Politics & Society
    • POLS30015 International Gender Politics
    • POLS30030 American Politics
    • POLS30032 Campaigns and Elections
    • POLS30036 Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
    • POLS90023 International Governance and Law
    • POLS90028 International Relations Theory
    • POLS90035 Great Power Politics
    • POLS90047 Diplomacy: Theory & Practice
    • POLS90050 Terrorism & Insurgency
    • POLS90051 Technology and Power in World Politics
    • POLS90060 Sex & Power in Global Politics
    • POLS90065 Cyberpolitics in International Relations
    • PPMN90006 Public Management
    • PPMN90007 Public Policy Analysis
    • PPMN90030 Public Policy in the Asian Century
    • PPMN90031 Public Policy Lobbying Strategies
    • PPMN90032 Innovative Design & Service Delivery
    • PPMN90035 Public Consultation and Policy Negotiations
    • PPMN90037 Governance
    • SOCI10001 Understanding Society
    • SOCI20017 Sexualising Society: Sociology of Sex
    • SOCI20018 Families, Relationships & Society
    • SOCI30001 Contemporary Sociological Theory
    • SOCI30013 Survey Design and Analysis
    • SOCI30014 Race and Racism in Australia
    • SOCI30015 Sociology of Work: The Future of Work
    • SOCI90004 Contemporary Social Problems
    • SOCI90011 Foundations of Social Policy
    • SOCI90018 Indigenous Policy Analysis
    • SOCI90025 Social Justice: Policy and Practice

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

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.

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