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

In 2022 the Faculty will be offering fixed term Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships, and we will be seeking applications shortly.   Information on how to apply for these roles through the CTRS 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 2022 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

In 2022, The Faculty of Arts will inaugurate the Graduate Research Teaching Fellowship (GRTF). The Fellowship will enhance and deepen the teaching experience of our graduate researchers. It will increase the opportunity our PhD candidates have to teach and to train in teaching. As such, the Fellowship aims 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 maximum .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 .3 fraction – approximately three hours of tutorials per week, depending on the level of subject. 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.

An information session was held for Research students on 27th October, if you were unable to attend you can view the recording here, FAQs are also available here.

Important dates for 2022

Study period and role type Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Graduate Research Teaching Fellowships Fixed term February - November 202228/10/202111/11/202115/12/202128/02/2022
Summer Sessional Academic Tutors 2022  22/11/2021 05/12/2021 14/012/2021 03/01/2022
Sessional Academic tutors Semester 1 2022 15/12/2021 23/01/202204/02/2022 28/02/2022

Fixed Term Roles

To apply for the roles listed below please visit the University Careers Website note that roles will open in October 2021 and in most cases, will remain open for a two week period.

Study period and role typeApplications openApplications closePosition starts
Teaching Associate (Discovery Subject Tutors) Fixed Term roles- semester 1 202226/10/20219/11/202131/1/2022
Teaching Specialist positions 2022 & 2023Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 26/10/2021two weeks after opening date2022
Teaching Associate (Periodic) positions  2022 & 2023Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 26/10/2021two 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 2022Positions are opened on a rolling basis from 26/10/2021two weeks after opening datecommencement dates vary - see PDs on careers website for exact dates

Sessional Academic Tutors - Subjects recruiting for Semester 1, 2022

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 appointment a tutor in the subjects advertised.

  • Asia Institute
    • ARBC20006/ARBC30004 Arabic 5
    • CHIN10019 Contemporary Chinese Literature
    • CHIN10005 Chinese 1
    • CHIN20009/CHIN30012 Chinese Economic Documents
    • CHIN30002 Taiwan and Beyond: Chinese Settler Culture
    • CHIN20007 Chinese Studies: Culture and Empire
    • CHIN20022CHIN30007 Advanced Seminar in Chinese
    • ISLM10003 Islam and Muslim Societies: Introduction
    • JAPN10001 Japanese 1
    • JAPN10007/ JAPN20007 Japanese 3
    • JAPN10003/ JAPN20013/ JAPN30007 Japanese 5
    • JAPN20018/30004 Japanese through the Media
    • KORE10001 Korean 1
    • KORE10003 Korean 3
    • TRAN90001 Translation & Interpreting as Product
    • TRAN90006 Translation & Interpreting in an Australian Context
    • TRAN90008 Translation & Interpreting in a Chinese Context
    • TRAN90020 Business & Legal Translation
    • TRAN90021 Translation, Interpreting & Communication
    • 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
    • AHIS20011 European Renaissance Art
    • AHIS20016 Art and Revolution
    • AHIS20021 Arts of East Asia
    • AHIS30003 European Art & Absolute Power 1660-1815
    • AHIS30025 Photography in China
    • AHIS90005 History and Philosophy of Museums
    • AMGT90001 Principles of Arts Management (April intensive)
    • AMGT90004 Cultural Policy
    • AMGT90007 Stakeholders and Fundraising in the Arts
    • AMGT90013 Finance and Budgeting
    • AMGT90017 Marketing the Arts
    • AMGT90024 Cultural Festivals and Special Events
    • ARTS40001 Research Principles and Practices (Semester 1 (Early-Start))
    • CULS20014 Television, Lifestyle & Consumer Culture
    • CULS20018 Popular Culture: From K-Pop to Selfies
    • CULS30004 Thinking Sex
    • CULS40001 Cultural Policy and Power
    • CWRI10001 Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice
    • CWRI20005 Creative Non Fiction
    • CWRI20007 Poetry
    • CWRI20012 Writing Identity and Difference
    • CWRI30001 Novels
    • CWRI30014 Advanced Screenwriting
    • CWRI30015 Writing Videogames and Live Performance
    • CWRI40017 Serial Storytelling
    • ENGL10002 Literature and Performance
    • ENGL20009 The Australian Imaginary
    • ENGL20022 Modernism and Avant Garde
    • ENGL20031 Literature, Adaptation, Media
    • ENGL20033 Shakespeare in Performance
    • ENGL20034 The Theatre Experience
    • ENGL30007 Popular Fiction
    • ENGL30013 Gothic Fictions
    • ENGL30016 Decadent Literature
    • ENGL30046 Romancing the Medieval
    • ENGL30051 Comedy
    • ENGL30053 Renaissance Drama
    • FNCE90085 Communicating Current Issues in Finance
    • GEND10002 Global Intersections
    • INDG10001 Indigenous Australia
    • INDG20001 Indigenous Treaties and Titles
    • INDG30002 Indigenous Cultural Heritage
    • INDG30004 Aboriginal Writing
    • JOUR90001 Researching/Writing Stories
    • JOUR90004 New Media Storytelling
    • JOUR90005 Audio Journalism
    • JOUR90010 Newsroom-Applied Professional Practice
    • JOUR90020 International Journalism - Key Skills
    • JOUR90021 International Traditions in Journalism
    • MECM10003 Media and Society
    • MECM20006 Understanding Australian Media
    • MECM20010 Comparing Media Systems
    • MECM20013 Introduction to Text and Audio Journalism
    • MECM20015 Advertising and Media
    • 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
    • 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 & Communications
    • MECM90039 Understanding Media & Communications
    • MECM90041 Political Economy of Digital Life
    • MULT50001 Research Principles and Practices
    • PUBL90001 Structural Editing
    • PUBL90002 Editorial English
    • PUBL90003 The Contemporary Publishing Industry
    • PUBL90004 Business and Professional Communications
    • PUBL90006 Writing and Editing for Digital Media
    • PUBL90009 Advanced Editing for Digital Media
    • PUBL90010 Print Production and Design
    • PUBL90013 Writing and Editing for Magazines
    • PUBL90014 Legal Issues in Arts and Media
    • SCRN10001 Introduction to Screen Studies
    • SCRN20011 Hollywood and Entertainment
    • SCRN30005 The Environmental Screenscape
    • SCRN40002 Contemporary Film Theory
  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
    • HEBR10001 Hebrew 1
    • HIST10012 The World Since World War II
    • HIST10016 Europe: From Black Death to New Worlds
    • HIST20059 American History: Revolution to WWII
    • JEWI20007 Modern Israel: Good Bad and Disputed
    • PHIL10002 Philosophy: The Big Questions
    • PHIL20039 The Nature of Reality
    • PHIL20040 Greek Philosophy
    • PHIL20041 Phenomenology and Existentialism
    • PHIL30052 Race and Gender: Philosophical Issues
    • UNIB20024 Designer Humans – Prospects & Perils
  • School of Languages and Linguistics
    • ARTS30002 Introduction to Language Translation
    • ESLA90002 Advanced Self-Editing
    • FREN10001/FREN20015 French 3
    • FREN10004 French 1
    • FREN10006/FREN20001/FREN30003 French 5
    • FREN20019/FREN30001 French 7
    • FREN20010/FREN30012 The Rise of the Novel
    • GERM10004 German 1
    • GERM10001/GERM20004 German 3
    • GERM10006/GERM20007/GERM30005 German 5
    • GERM20006 German Cultural Studies A
    • ITAL10001/ITAL20007 Italian 3
    • ITAL10004 Italian 1 Vita Giordano
    • ITAL10006/ITAL20011/ITAL30013 Italian 5
    • ITAL10009/ITAL20002/ITAL30015 Italian 7
    • ITAL30007 To Hell with Dante
    • LANG10001 Language
    • LING20005 Phonetics
    • LING90002 Presenting Academic Discourse
    • LING90039 Concepts in Applied Linguistics (MARKING ONLY)
    • LING90003 Research in Applied Linguistics (MARKING ONLY)
    • LING90012 Second Language Acquisition (MARKING ONLY)
    • LING90005 Quantitative Methods (MARKING ONLY)
    • LING90034 Second Language Pragmatics (MARKING ONLY)
    • POLS90042 Latin America in the World
    • SPAN30021 Exploring Latin America
    • TRAN90023 Translation Technologies
    • TRAN90024 Teaching Translation and Interpretation
    • UNIB20018 Going Places – Travelling Smarter
  • School of Social and Political Sciences
    • ANTH10001 Anthropology: Studying Self & Other
    • ANTH20001 Keeping the Body in Mind
    • ANTH20011 Ethnic Nationalism and the Modern World
    • ANTH20012 Self, Culture and Society
    • ANTH30003 Lived religion in an Uncertain world
    • ANTH30009 Anthropology of More-Than-Human Worlds
    • ANTH30018 Cultures of Law
    • ANTH40012 Explanation and Understanding
    • CRIM10001 Crime, Criminology, and Critique
    • CRIM20002 Criminal Law and Political Justice
    • CRIM20003 Policing
    • CRIM20007 Cybercrime and Digital Criminology
    • CRIM20010 Law, Justice and Social Change
    • CRIM30002 Global Criminology
    • CRIM30006 Crime & Culture
    • CRIM30010 Managing Justice: Agencies and the State
    • CRIM30011 Young People, Crime and Justice
    • DEVT10001 The Developing World
    • DEVT90001 Development Project Management & Design
    • DEVT90009 Development Theories
    • DEVT90045 Political Economy of Development
    • DEVT90053 Development Systems and Interventions
    • DEVT90061 Global Urban Development
    • DEVT90067 Migration and Development
    • GEND20008 Sex and Gender Present and Future
    • GEND90006 Gender, Globalisation and Development
    • INTS10001 International Politics
    • MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills
    • MULT20008 Australian Indigenous Politics
    • POLS20011 The Politics of Sex
    • POLS20023 Comparative Politics
    • POLS30011 Chinese Politics & Society
    • POLS30015 International Gender Politics
    • POLS30019 Australian Foreign Policy
    • POLS30032 Campaigns and Elections
    • POLS90023 International Governance and Law
    • POLS90028 International Relations Theory
    • POLS90030 Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament
    • POLS90035 Great Power Politics
    • POLS90047 Diplomacy: Theory & Practice
    • POLS90050 Terrorism & Insurgency
    • POLS90051 Technology and Power in World Politics
    • PPMN90006 Executive Leadership & Management
    • PPMN90007 Public Policy Analysis
    • PPMN90031 Public Policy Lobbying Strategies
    • PPMN90033 Public Budgets and Financial Management
    • PPMN90035 Public Consultation and Policy Negotiations
    • PPMN90037 Governance
    • SOCI10003 Inequalities: Challenges for the Future
    • SOCI20017 Sexualising Society: Sociology of Sex
    • SOCI30001 Contemporary Sociological Theory
    • SOCI30009 Living in a Risk Society
    • SOCI30012 Digital Technology and Social Change
    • SOCI30013 Survey Design and Analysis
    • SOCI90004 Contemporary Social Problems
    • SOCI90011 Foundations of Social Policy
    • SOTH20002 Classical Sociological Theory


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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.

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