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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.

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 4/12/202213/12/20223/01/2023
Semester 1, 2023 - Sessional Academic tutors  12/12/202215/01/20233/2/2023 27/02/2023

Sessional Academic Tutors - Summer Term

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
    • ISLM20003 The Qur'an: An Introduction
  • School of Culture and Communication
    • AMGT90029 Applied Research Methods
    • JOUR90006 Dilemmas in Journalism: Law and Ethics
    • JOUR90011 Data Journalism
  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
    • ANCW20028 Interpreting Material Culture
    • CLAS10006 Latin 1
    • CUMC90005 Conservation Actions 2
    • CUMC90026 Conservation Professional Practices
    • HIST20087 City Visions: Melbourne Intensive
    • HPSC20015 Astronomy in World History
    • PHIL20045 Freedom and Equality Across Borders
  • School of Languages and Linguistics
    • EURO20007 A Taste of Europe: Melbourne Intensive
    • FREN20018 Intensive French 3 and 4
    • GERM10004 German 1
    • ARTS90006 Introductory Academic Program (IAP) *

    * About the IAP:

    The IAP is a compulsory full-time program over five weeks which provides academic skills training and pastoral support to Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) scholars.

    AAS are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development. There are anywhere between 500 and 600 AAS students studying at the University of Melbourne (UoM) at any one time. The incoming students come from a variety of developing countries from regions including the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

    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.
    IAP classes focus on preparing students for the academic expectations of the University. The IAP also offers excursions and information sessions to encourage networking and expose students to facilities and important services which are available to them in Melbourne.

    We require that tutors be available for the Summer IAP session from 13th January until 18th of February 2023. Full time working commitment is required for the duration of the course.

    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
    • POLS40013 Social Sciences Research Seminar
    • POLS90007 US Foreign Policy

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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