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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:

Summer term 2021 and Semester 1, 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.

  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies – Tutors, Semester 1, 2021
    • Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (ANCW10001)
    • Classical Mythology (ANCW20015)
    • Underworld and Afterlife (ANCW30011)
    • Hebrew 1 (HEBR10001)
    • The World Since World War II (HIST10012)
    • Europe: From Black Death to New Worlds (HIST10016)
    • The Holocaust & Genocide (HIST20013)
    • Modern Southeast Asia (HIST20034)
    • American History: Revolution to WWII (HIST20059)
    • Rebels & Revolutionaries (HIST20065)
    • The French Revolution (HIST20068)
    • Pirates and their Enemies (HIST20072) (Marker)
    • The Modern Middle East (HIST30015)
    • A History of Violence (HIST30068) (Tutor)
    • A History of Violence (HIST30068) (Marker)
    • Gender in History: 1800 to present (HIST30075)
    • Stalinism (HIST30076)
    • International History (HIST90024)
    • Magic, Reason, New Worlds, 1450-1750 (HPSC30034)
    • Modern Israel: Good Bad and Disputed (JEWI20007)
    • Reason (MULT10016)
    • Philosophy: The Big Questions (PHIL10002)
    • The Philosophy of Mind (PHIL20033)
    • Nietzsche and Critics (PHIL20038)
    • The Nature of Reality (PHIL20039)
    • History of Early Modern Philosophy (PHIL20043)
    • The Foundations of Interpretation (PHIL30024) (Marker)
    • Philosophy of Language (PHIL30053) (Marker)
    • Logic: Language and Information (UNIB10002)
    • An Ecological History of Humanity (UNIB10003)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • Semester 1, 2021 Sessional Coordinators and Tutors – School of Culture and Communication

    Summer Tutors 2021

    • Applied Research Methods (AMGT90029)

    Semester 1, 2021 Sessional Coordinators

    • Art History: Theory and Controversy (AHIS10001)
    • European Renaissance Art (AHIS20011)
    • Art and Revolution (AHIS20016)
    • Contemporary Art (AHIS30020)
    • History and Philosophy of Museums (AHIS90005)
    • Biennales, Triennales and Documentas (AHIS90007)
    • Popular Fiction (ENGL30007)
    • Performance and the World (ENGL30048)
    • Communicating Current Issues in Finance (FNCE90085)
    • Queer Theory (GEND40008)
    • Journalism Internship (JOUR90003)
    • International Journalism – Key Skills (JOUR90020)
    • Public Relations and Communications (MECM40006)
    • Legal Issues in Arts and Media (PUBL90014)

    Semester 1, 2021 Sessional Co-Coordinators

    • Foundations of Marketing Communications (MECM90036)

    Semester 1, 2021 Sessional Tutors

    • Art Museums and Curatorship (ACUR90002)
    • Collection Management (ACUR90007)
    • Art History: Theory and Controversy (AHIS10001)
    • European Renaissance Art (AHIS20011)
    • Arts of East Asia (AHIS20021)
    • European Art and Absolute Power 1660-1815 (AHIS30003)
    • Contemporary Aboriginal Art (AHIS30005)
    • Contemporary Art (AHIS30020)
    • 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)
    • Marketing the Arts (AMGT90017)
    • Cultural Festivals and Special Events (AMGT90024)
    • Thinking Sex (CULS30004)
    • Global Cultures (CULS30006)
    • Cultural Policy and Power (CULS40001)
    • Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice (CWRI10001)
    • Creative Non Fiction (CWRI20005)
    • Poetry (CWRI20007)
    • Writing for Screen (CWRI20009)
    • Writing Identity and Difference (CWRI20012)
    • Poetry and Poetics (CWRI30006)
    • Thinking Writing: Theory and Creativity (CWRI40004)
    • Graphic Narratives (CWRI40011)
    • Literature and Performance (ENGL10002)
    • The Australian Imaginary (ENGL20009)
    • Modern and Contemporary Theatre (ENGL20030)
    • Literature, Adaptation, Media (ENGL20031)
    • Shakespeare in Performance (ENGL20033)
    • Global Literature and Postcolonialism (ENGL30006)
    • Popular Fiction (ENGL30007)
    • Gothic Fictions (ENGL30013)
    • Decadent Literature (ENGL30016)
    • Romancing the Medieval (ENGL30046)
    • Performance and the World (ENGL30048)
    • Comedy (ENGL30051)
    • Communicating Current Issues in Finance (FNCE90085)
    • Queer Theory (GEND40008)
    • Indigenous Australia (INDG10001)
    • Indigenous Treaties and Titles (INDG20001)
    • Racial Literacy: Indigeneity and Whiteness (INDG20004)
    • Indigenous Cultural Heritage (INDG30002)
    • Aboriginal Writing (INDG30004)
    • Audio Journalism (JOUR90005)
    • International Traditions in Journalism (JOUR90021)
    • Media and Society (MECM10003)
    • Understanding Australian Media (MECM20006)
    • Comparing Media Systems (MECM20010)
    • Text and Audio Journalism (MECM20013)
    • Media and Communications Project (MECM30015)
    • Digital Media Research (MECM30016)
    • Researching Audiences and Reception (MECM40003)
    • Public Relations and Communications (MECM40006)
    • Writing for the Media (MECM40011)
    • Global Data Policy and Governance (MECM90002)
    • Media Convergence and Digital Culture (MECM90007)
    • Digital Politics (MECM90016)
    • Strategic Content Creation (MECM90024)
    • Audiovisual Communication (MECM90031)
    • Marketing and Media in a Global Context (MECM90034)
    • Integrated Marketing Communications (MECM90035)
    • Foundations of Marketing and Communication (MECM90036)
    • Researching Media and Communications (MECM90038)
    • Understanding Media and 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)
    • Print Production and Design (PUBL90010)
    • Writing and Editing for Magazines (PUBL90013)
    • Legal Issues in Arts and Media (PUBL90014)
    • Television, Lifestyle and Consumer Culture (CULS20014)
    • Popular Culture: From K-pop to Selfies (CULS20018)
    • Introduction to Screen Studies (SCRN10001)
    • Hollywood and Entertainment (SCRN20011)
    • The Digital Screenscape (SCRN30005)
    • Contemporary Film Theory (SCRN40002)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • Asia Institute – Tutors, Semester 1, 2021
    • Arabic 5 (ARBC10003)
    • Arabic 1 (ARBC10005)
    • Chinese 1 (CHIN10005)
    • Chinese 3 (CHIN10015)
    • Chinese 5 (CHIN10017)
    • Chinese 7 (CHIN10003)
    • Chinese 9 (CHIN10001)
    • Advanced Seminar in Chinese (CHIN20022)
    • Chinese Economic Document (CHIN20009)
    • Contemporary Chinese Literature (CHIN10019)
    • Chinese Studies: Culture and Empire (CHIN20007)
    • Taiwan and Beyond: Chinese Settler Culture (CHIN30002)
    • Diplomacy: Engaging the Muslim World  (ISLM30018)
    • Japanese 5 (JAPN10003)
    • Japanese 1 (JAPN10001)
    • Japanese 3 (JAPN10007)
    • Japanese Through the Media (JAPN20018)
    • Japanese 7 (JAPN10005)
    • Language and Power in Asian Societies (ASIA10001)
    • Media and Urban Culture in Asia (ASIA20001)
    • Genders and Desires in Asia (ASIA20003)
    • Korean 1 (KORE10001)
    • Korean 3 (KORE10003)
    • Identity (MULT10014)
    • Consecutive Interpreting (TRAN90025)
    • Translation & Interpreting as Product (TRAN90001)
    • Translating in an Australian Context (TRAN90006)
    • Translating in a Chinese Context (TRAN90008)
    • Business and Legal Translation (TRAN90020)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Social and Political Science – Tutors, Semester 1, 2021
    • Keeping the Body in Mind (ANTH20001)
    • Working With Value (ANTH20007)
    • Ethnic Nationalism and the Modern World (ANTH20011)
    • Lived religion in an Uncertain world (ANTH30003)
    • Power, Ideology and Inequality (ANTH30005)
    • Anthropology of More-Than-Human Worlds (ANTH30009)
    • Explanation and Understanding (ANTH40012)
    • Crime, Criminology, and Critique (CRIM10001)
    • Criminal Law and Political Justice (CRIM20002)
    • Policing (CRIM20003)
    • Law, Justice and Social Change (CRIM20010)
    • Corporate Power and White Collar Crime (CRIM30005)
    • Crime & Culture (CRIM30006)
    • Managing Justice: Agencies and the State (CRIM30010)
    • Young People, Crime and Justice (CRIM30011)
    • Punishment and Detention: New Challenges (CRIM40005)
    • Research & Criminal Justice Governance (CRIM90011)
    • Making Sense of Crime and Justice (CRIM90018)
    • Victims and Criminal Justice (CRIM90035)
    • The Developing World (DEVT10001)
    • Development Project Management & Design (DEVT90001)
    • Development Theories (DEVT90009)
    • Civil Society, NGOs and the State (DEVT90039)
    • Development Research Design & Assessment (DEVT90041)
    • Intervening In Development (DEVT90053)
    • Global Urban Development (DEVT90061)
    • Social Policy and Development (DEVT90076)
    • Development, Culture and Conflict (DEVT90078)
    • 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)
    • The Politics of Sex (POLS20011)
    • Comparative Politics (POLS20023)
    • Political Economy (POLS20031)
    • Chinese Politics & Society (POLS30011)
    • International Gender Politics (POLS30015)
    • Campaigns and Elections (POLS30032)
    • Democracy and its Dilemmas (POLS30033)
    • Social Science Research Seminar (POLS40013)
    • US Foreign Policy (POLS90007)
    • International Governance and Law (POLS90023)
    • International Political Economy (POLS90026)
    • Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament (POLS90030)
    • Human Rights (POLS90038)
    • Terrorism & Insurgency (POLS90050)
    • Asia-Pacific: Zone of Conflict or Peace? (POLS90058)
    • Tackling Wicked Policy Problems (PPMN10001)
    • Executive Leadership & Management (PPMN90006)
    • Public Policy Analysis (PPMN90007)
    • Public Consultation and Policy Negotiations (PPMN90035)
    • Governance (PPMN90037)
    • Business & Government (PPMN90056)
    • Understanding Society (SOCI10001)
    • Sexualising Society: Sociology of Sex (SOCI20017)
    • Contemporary Sociological Theory (SOCI30001)
    • Living in a Risk Society (SOCI30009)
    • Digital Technology and Social Change (SOCI30012)
    • Survey Design and Analysis (SOCI30013)
    • Sociology of Work: The Future of Work (SOCI30015)
    • Contemporary Social Problems (SOCI90004)
    • Foundations of Social Policy (SOCI90011)
    • Social Policy Special Topic B: Comparative Family Systems and Family Change (SOCI90021)
    • Classical Sociological Theory (SOTH20002)
    • Disability, Diversity and Inclusion (UNIB10026)

    For subject details please refer to the Handbook.

  • School of Languages and Linguistics – Tutors, Semester 1, 2021
    • Academic English 1 (ESLA10003)
    • Australian Indigenous Languages (LING30014)
    • Concepts in Applied Linguistics (LING90039) (Marker)
    • Exploring Latin America (SPAN30021)
    • First Language Acquisition (LING30003)
    • French 1 (FREN10004)
    • French 3 (FREN10001)
    • French 5 (FREN10006)
    • French 7 (FREN20019)
    • German 1 (GERM10004)
    • German 3 (GERM10001)
    • German 5 (GERM10006)
    • German 7 (GERM10008)
    • Going Places (UNIB20018)
    • Grammar in Use (LING90016)
    • Grammar of English (LING20011)
    • Intercultural Communication (LING10002)
    • Introduction to Language Translation (ARTS30002)
    • Italian 1 (ITAL10004)
    • Italian 3 (ITAL10001)
    • Italian 7 (ITAL10009)
    • Language (MULT10015)
    • Language in Aboriginal Australia (LING20009) (Marker)
    • Language Testing (LIN90009) (Marker)
    • Latin America in the World (POLS90042)
    • Phonetics (LING20005)
    • Presenting Academic Discourse (LING90002)
    • Professional Literacies (ESLA90003)
    • Professional Speaking Communication (ESLA90001)
    • Research in Applied Linguistics (LING90003) (Marker)
    • Russian 1 (RUSS10001)
    • Russian 3 (RUSS20004)
    • Russian 5 (RUSS20006)
    • Russian 5 (RUSS30001)
    • Russian Language & Culture 4A (RUSS40006)
    • Second Language Acquisition (LING90012) (Marker)
    • Semantics (LING30007)
    • Sociolinguistics and Language Learning (LING90018) (Marker)
    • Spanish 1 (SPAN10001)
    • Spanish 3 (SPAN20002)
    • Spanish 5 (SPAN30014)
    • Teaching Translation and Interpreting (TRAN90024)
    • To Hell with Dante (ITAL30007)
    • Translation Technologies (TRAN90023)

    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
Summer tutors 2021 20/11/2020 04/12/2020 18/12/2020 04/01/2021
Semester 1 coordinators 2021 20/11/2020 04/12/2020 18/12/2020 01/03/2021
Semester 1 Casual tutors 202108/01/202122/01/202112/02/202101/03/2021

School of Culture and Communication important dates for 2021

Study period and role type Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Summer coordinators 2021 04/12/2020 13/12/2020 23/12/2020 08/01/2021
Summer tutors 202108/1/202122/01/202103/02/202110/02/2021
Semester 1 coordinators 2021 04/12/2020 13/12/2020 23/12/2020 01/03/2021
Semester 1 tutors 202108/01/202122/01/202112/02/202101/03/2021

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