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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:

Semester 2, 2020: Sessional Coordinators and Sessional Tutors

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.


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 2020

Study period Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Semester 2 sessional coordinators and sessional tutors: Asia Institute and School of Languages and Linguistics 22/06/202001/07/202016/07/202003/08/2020
Semester 2 sessional coordinators and sessional tutors: School of Culture and Communication29/06/202012/07/202017/07/202003/08/2020
Semester 2 sessional tutors: School of Social and Political Sciences03/07/202012/07/202020/07/202003/08/2020
Semester 2 sessional tutor: School of Historical and Philosophical Sciences (additional position)20/07/202024/07/202031/07/202003/08/2020

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