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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 Summer semester, 2020; Sessional Coordinators and Head Tutors Semester 1, 2020

  • Faculty of Arts

    Sessional coordinators Semester 1, 2020

    • Australia Now (MULT20013)


    Sessional tutors Semester 1, 2020

    • Arts Foundation Skills Workshops (MULT10014 / MULT10015 / MULT10016 / MULT10018)
    • Australia Now (MULT20013)


    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Sessional coordinators Semester 1, 2020

    • Professional Communication (MGMT90132)


    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • Asia Institute

    Sessional coordinators Semester 1, 2020

    • Genders and Desires in Asia (ASIA20003)
    • Modern Chinese Literature (CHIN20005/CHIN30010)
    • Indonesian 3 (INDO10001/INDO20006)
    • Korean 1 (KORE10001) - note that this position will remain open for applications until December 11, 2019


    Sessional tutors Semester 1, 2020

    • Chinese 1 (CHIN10005)
    • Chinese 3 (CHIN10015)
    • Chinese 5 (CHIN10017)
    • Chinese 7 (CHIN10003)
    • Chinese 9 (CHIN10001)
    • Contemporary Chinese Literature (CHIN10019)
    • Chinese Economic Documents (CHIN20009)
    • Chinese in Context 2 (CHIN20010)
    • Advanced Seminar in Chinese (CHIN20022)
    • Modern Chinese Literature (CHIN20005)
    • Japanese 1 (JAPN10001)
    • Japanese 3 (JAPN10007)
    • Japanese 5 (JAPN10003)
    • Japanese 7 (JAPN10005)
    • Japanese Through the Media (JAPN20018)
    • Translation as Product (TRAN90001)
    • Translation in an Australian Context (TRAN90006)
    • Translation in a Chinese Context (TRAN90008)
    • Business and Legal Translation (TRAN90020)
    • Identity (MULT10014)
    • Korean 1 (KORE10001)
    • Language and Power in Asian Societies (ASIA10001)
    • Media and Urban Culture in Asia (ASIA20001)
    • Corruption in Asia (ASIA30001)
    • Indonesian 1 (INDO10005)
    • Indonesian 3 (INDO10001)
    • Literature: Reading Indonesian Lives (INDO10012)
    • Global Islamic Politics (ISLM10003)
    • Crisis Zone: Age of uprisings (ISLM30015)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Culture and Communication


    Sessional tutors Semester 1, 2020

    • Art Museums and Curatorship (ACUR90002)
    • Exhibition Management (ACUR90006)
    • Collection Management (ACUR90007)
    • Art History: Theory and Controversy (AHIS10001)
    • Australian Art (AHIS20002)
    • European Renaissance Art (AHIS20011)
    • Art and Revolution (AHIS20016)
    • Arts of East Asia (AHIS20021)
    • Contemporary Aboriginal Art (AHIS30005)
    • Contemporary Art (AHIS30020)
    • Postcolonial Visual Art (AHIS40006)
    • Twentieth-Century Italian Art: 1909-1969 (AHIS40008)
    • History and Philosophy of Museums (AHIS90005)
    • Biennales, Triennales and Documentas (AHIS90007)
    • Principles of Arts Management (AMGT90001)
    • States, Governments and the Arts (AMGT90004)
    • Advanced Arts Management (AMGT90007)
    • Finance and Budgeting (AMGT90013)
    • Communicating the Arts (AMGT90017)
    • Cultural Festivals and Special Events (AMGT90024)
    • Philanthropy and Development in the Arts (AMGT90030)
    • Television, Lifestyle & Consumer Culture (CULS20014)
    • Popular Culture: From K-pop to Selfies (CULS20018)
    • Thinking Sex (CULS30004)
    • Cultural Policy and Power (CULS40001)
    • Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice (CWRI10001)
    • Knowledge Practices 1 (CWRI10002)
    • Creative Non Fiction (CWRI20005)
    • Poetry (CWRI20007)
    • Writing Identity and Difference (CWRI20012)
    • Poetry and Poetics (CWRI30006)
    • Advanced Screenwriting (CWRI30014)
    • Writing Videogames and Live Performance (CWRI30015)
    • Thinking Writing: Theory and Creativity (CWRI40004)
    • Contemporary Eco-Fictions (CWRI40010)
    • Graphic Narratives (CWRI40011)
    • Serial Storytelling (CWRI40017)
    • Engagements with Place (DEVT10002)
    • Literature and Performance (ENGL10002)
    • Indigenous Literature (ENGL10004)
    • The Australian Imaginary (ENGL20009)
    • Literature, Adaptation, Media (ENGL20031)
    • Shakespeare in Performance (ENGL20033)
    • Global Literature and Postcolonialism (ENGL30006)
    • Gothic Fictions (ENGL30013)
    • Decadent Literature (ENGL30016)
    • Performance and the World (ENGL30048)
    • Romanticism and Modernity (ENGL40007)
    • American Fiction: The 20th Century (ENGL40015)
    • Don Juan: Our Contemporary (ENGL40018)
    • Trauma, Memory, Bodies (GEND30006)
    • Gender Studies Reading Course (GEND40002)
    • Indigenous Australia (INDG10001)
    • Indigenous Treaties and Titles (INDG20001)
    • Racial Literacy: Indigeneity & Whiteness (INDG20004)
    • Indigenous Cultural Heritage (INDG30002)
    • Aboriginal Writing (INDG30004)
    • Textual Revelations (INDG40002)
    • Researching/Writing Stories (JOUR90001)
    • Audio Journalism (JOUR90005)
    • Newsroom-Applied Professional Practice (JOUR90010)
    • International Journalism - Key Skills (JOUR90020)
    • International Traditions in Journalism (JOUR90021)
    • Media and Society (MECM10003)
    • Understanding Australian Media (MECM20006)
    • Comparing Media Systems (MECM20010)
    • Text and Audio Journalism (MECM20013)
    • Digital Media Research (MECM30016)
    • Researching Audiences and Reception (MECM40003)
    • Public Relations and Communications (MECM40006)
    • Writing for the Media (MECM40011)
    • Global Data Policy & Governance (MECM90002)
    • Media Convergence and Digital Culture (MECM90007)
    • Digital Politics (MECM90016)
    • Strategic Content Creation (MECM90024)
    • Audiovisual Communication (MECM90031)
    • Marketing & Media in a Global Context (MECM90034)
    • Integrated Marketing Communications (MECM90035)
    • Foundations of Marketing & Communication (MECM90036)
    • Researching Media & Communications (MECM90038)
    • Understanding Media & Communications (MECM90039)
    • Political Economy of Digital Life (MECM90041)
    • Research Principles and Practices (MULT50001)
    • Structural Editing (PUBL90001)
    • Editorial English (PUBL90002)
    • The Contemporary Publishing Industry (PUBL90003)
    • Business and Professional Communications (PUBL90004)
    • Writing and Editing for Digital Media (PUBL90006)
    • Advanced Editing for Digital Media (PUBL90009)
    • Print Production and Design (PUBL90010)
    • Writing and Editing for Magazines (PUBL90013)
    • Legal Issues in Arts and Media (PUBL90014)
    • Grattan Street Press (Extended) (PUBL90025)
    • Introduction to Screen Studies (SCRN10001)
    • Hollywood and Entertainment (SCRN20011)
    • The Digital Screenscape (SCRN30005)
    • Contemporary Film Theory (SCRN40002)
    • Ethnographic and Documentary Cinema (SCRN40003)
    • Melodrama, Ideology and the Cinema (SCRN40005)
    • Moving Image Thesis (SCRN50001)


    Sessional coordinators Semester 1, 2020

    • European Renaissance Art (AHIS20011)
    • Contemporary Art (AHIS30020)
    • States, Governments and the Arts (AMGT90004)
    • Understanding Australian Media (MECM20006)
    • Public Relations and Communications (MECM40006)
    • Digital Politics (MECM90016)


    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

    Sessional Coordinator / Lecturer Semester 1 2020

    • Modern European History 1789 to 1914 (HIST20069)

    Sessional tutors Semester 1, 2020

    • Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (ANCW10001)
    • Ancient Egyptian 1 (ANCW10006)
    • Classical Mythology (ANCW20015)
    • History of Greece: Homer to Alexander (ANCW20022)
    • Ancient Egyptian 3 (ANCW20023)
    • Interpreting the Ancient World (ANCW30017)
    • Roman Law in Context (ANCW30026)
    • Latin 1 (CLAS10006)
    • Latin 3 (CLAS20029)
    • Ancient Greek 3 (CLAS20015)
    • Ancient Greek 5 (CLAS30024)
    • Hebrew 1 (HEBR10001)
    • The World Since World War II (HIST10012)
    • Europe: From Black Death to New Worlds (HIST10016)
    • The Holocaust & Genocide (HIST20013)
    • American History: Revolution to WWII (HIST20059)
    • Rebels and Revolutionaries (HIST20065) (flipped classroom teaching assistant required)
    • Modern European History 1789 to 1914 (HIST20069)
    • Pirates and their Enemies (HIST20072)
    • Witch-Hunting in European Societies (HIST20080)
    • The Great War: 1914 to 1918 (HIST20082)
    • Modern China in Global History 1949-99 (HIST20086) (flipped classroom teaching assistant required)
    • The Renaissance in Italy (HIST30006)
    • The Modern Middle East (HIST30015)
    • USA and the World (HIST30065)
    • Cold War Cultures in Asia (HIST30066)
    • Stalinism (HIST30076) (Seminar assistant required)
    • History for Historians (HIST40030) (Seminar assistant required)
    • International History (HIST90024) (seminar Assistant)
    • Cold War Cultures in Asia (HIST30066) (flipped - teaching assistant)
    • Science and Pseudoscience (HPSC10002)
    • God and the Natural Sciences (HPSC20020)
    • Modern Israel: Good Bad and Disputed (JEWI20007)
    • Reason (MULT10016)
    • Philosophy: The Big Questions (PHIL10002)
    • Ethical Theory (PHIL20008)
    • The Philosophy of Mind (PHIL20033)
    • Nietzsche and Critics (PHIL20038)
    • The Nature of Reality (PHIL20039)
    • History of Early Modern Philosophy (PHIL20043)
    • Logic: Language and Information (UNIB10002)
    • An Ecological History of Humanity (UNIB10003)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Languages and Linguistics

    Sessional coordinators Semester 1, 2020

    • German 7 (GERM20001/30005)
    • German Honours Language (GERM40010)
    • Language in Aboriginal Australia (LING20009)
    • Second Language Acquisition (LING90012)

    Please note: applications for these positions will remain open until 12 January 2020.


    Sessional tutors Semester 1, 2020

    • French 1 (FREN10004)
    • French 3 (FREN10001/20015)
    • French 5 (FREN10006/20001/30003)
    • French 7 (FREN20019/30001)
    • German 1 (GERM10004)
    • German 3 (GERM10001/20004)
    • German 5 (GERM10006/20007/30005)
    • German 9 (GERM20009/30004)
    • Italian 1 (ITAL10004)
    • Italian 3 (ITAL10001/20007)
    • Italian 5 (ITAL10006/20011/30013)
    • Italian 7 (ITAL10009/20002/30015)
    • To Hell with Dante (ITAL30007)
    • Russian 1 (RUSS10001)
    • Russian 3 (RUSS20004)
    • Russian 5 (RUSS20006/30001)
    • Spanish 1 (SPAN10001)
    • Spanish 3 (SPAN10003/20002)
    • Spanish 5 (SPAN10007/20018/30014)
    • Spanish 7 (SPAN20022/SPAN30016)
    • Exploring Latin America (SPAN30021)
    • Screening Europe (EURO20005/30004)
    • Introduction to Language Translation (ARTS30002)
    • Translation Technologies (TRAN90023)
    • Teaching Translation and Interpreting (TRAN90024)
    • Language (MULT10015)
    • Academic English 1 (ESLA10003)
    • First Language Acquisition (LING30003)
    • Grammar of English (LING20011)
    • Intercultural Communication (LING10002)
    • Morphology (LING30013)
    • Phonetics (LING20005)
    • Presenting Academic Discourse (LING90002)
    • Semantics (LING30007)
    • Grammar in Use (LING90016) - marking only position

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Social and Political Sciences

    Sessional tutors Semester 1, 2020

    • Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality (ANTH20008)
    • Self, Culture and Society (ANTH20012)
    • Diplomat, Soldier, Spy: The Deep State (ANTH20013)
    • Lived religion in an Uncertain world (ANTH30003)
    • Power, Ideology and Inequality (ANTH30005)
    • Cultures of Law (ANTH30018)
    • From Graffiti to Terrorism (CRIM10001)
    • Criminal Law and Political Justice (CRIM20002)
    • Policing (CRIM20003)
    • Law, Justice and Social Change (CRIM20010)
    • Global Criminology (CRIM30002)
    • Crime & Culture (CRIM30006)
    • Managing Justice: Agencies and the State (CRIM30010)
    • Young People, Crime and Justice (CRIM30011)
    • Violence, Trauma and Reconciliation (CRIM90017)
    • The Developing World (DEVT10001)
    • Development Project Management & Design (DEVT90001)
    • Development Theories (DEVT90009)
    • Civil Society, NGOs and the State (DEVT90039)
    • Development Research Design & Assessment (DEVT90041)
    • Political Economy of Development (DEVT90045)
    • Intervening In Development (DEVT90053)
    • Migration and Development (DEVT90067)
    • Sex and Gender, Present and Future (GEND20008)
    • Gender, Globalisation and Development (GEND90006)
    • Power (MULT10018)
    • Critical Analytical Skills (MULT20003)
    • Australian Indigenous Politics (MULT20008)
    • Australian Politics (POLS10001)
    • Public Policy Making (POLS20008)
    • The Politics of Sex (POLS20011)
    • Comparative Politics (POLS20023)
    • Politics and the Media (POLS20026)
    • Parliamentary Internship (POLS30001)
    • Public Affairs Internship (POLS30003)
    • Chinese Politics & Society (POLS30011)
    • International Gender Politics (POLS30015)
    • Contemporary India (POLS30031)
    • Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (POLS30036)
    • Social Science Research Seminar (POLS40013)
    • Trade Policy Politics and Governance (POLS90012)
    • International Governance and Law (POLS90023)
    • International Relations Theory (POLS90028)
    • Social Policy and Development (POLS90056)
    • Executive Leadership & Management (PPMN90006)
    • Public Policy Analysis (PPMN90007)
    • Understanding Society (SOCI10001)
    • Sexualising Society: Sociology of Sex (SOCI20017)
    • Contemporary Sociological Theory (SOCI30001)
    • Living in a Risk Society (SOCI30009)
    • Survey Design and Analysis (SOCI30013)
    • Contemporary Social Problems (SOCI90004)
    • Foundations of Social Policy (SOCI90011)
    • Classical Sociological Theory (SOTH20002)
    • Disability, Diversity and Inclusion (UNIB30012)


    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. 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
8/11/201924/11/2019*13/12/2019

2/01/2020 (summer)

2/03/2020 (sem 1)

Semester 1 Casual Academic tutors16/12/201912/01/202031/01/20202/03/2020
Winter Casual Academic tutors and coordinators
Semester 2 coordinators
30/03/202026/04/2020 15/05/2020 06/07/2020 (winter)

27/07/2020 (sem 2)
Semester 2 Casual Academic tutors 11/05/2020 31/05/2020 19/06/2020 27/07/2020

* Applications for a subject coordinator and lecturer in Modern European History 1789 to 1914 (HIST20069) within the School of Historical and Philosophical studies are now open and will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday 22nd January 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