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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.

Recruitment 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

Fixed Term Roles

Recruitment dates for 2022

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

Recruitment Dates for 2022

Study period and role type Applications open Applications close Outcome notification Teaching starts
Winter Sessional Academic Tutors 2022  22/04/2022 08/05/202220/05/202227/06/2022
Sessional Academic tutors Semester 2 2022 16/05/202214/06/202208/07/2022 25/07/2022

Sessional Academic Tutors - Subjects recruiting for Semester Two, 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 appoint a tutor in the subjects advertised.

  • Asia Institute
    • ASIA90008     Asia and the World
    • CHIN10009     Chinese Cinema
    • CHIN20008     China Since Mao
    • CHIN20026     Advanced Chinese Translation
    • CHIN30001     Classic Chinese Civilization
    • CHIN30003     Chinese News Analysis
    • ISLM20015      Politics in the Middle East & South Asia
    • JAPN10002     Japanese 2
    • JAPN10004     Japanese 6
    • JAPN10008     Japanese 4
    • JAPN10009     Reading Japanese Literature (Marker)
    • JAPN30002     Social Problems in Japan
    • KORE10002     Korean 2
    • KORE10004     Korean 4
    • KORE20002    Contemporary Korea
  • School of Culture and Communication
    • ARTS40001     Research Principles and Practices
    • ACUR90001     Issues in Art Conservation
    • ACUR90005     Interpreting Exhibitions
    • ACUR90006     Exhibition Management
    • AHIS10003     World in Twenty Arts Works
    • AHIS20018     Art, Market and Methods
    • AHIS30005     Contemporary Aboriginal Art
    • AHIS30019     Theory and Practice of Art History
    • AHIS30020     Contemporary Art
    • AHIS30024     Virtual Worlds in Japanese Art
    • AHIS90004     The Print Room
    • AMGT90004    Cultural Policy (September)
    • AMGT90006    Audiences and the Arts
    • AMGT90018    The Economics of Culture
    • CWRI10003     Creative Writing: Nonfictions, New Media
    • CWRI20002     Short Fiction
    • CWRI20009     Writing for Screen
    • CWRI20010     Scripts for Contemporary Theatre
    • CWRI30004     Encounters with Writing
    • CWRI30006     Poetry and Poetics
    • CWRI30013     Life Writing
    • CWRI40004     Thinking Writing: Theory and Creativity
    • CWRI40009     Genealogies of Place
    • CWRI40014     Writing Australia
    • CWRI90009     Writing Fiction for Young People
    • ENGL10001     Modern and Contemporary Literature
    • ENGL20020     Romanticism, Feminism, Revolution
    • ENGL20030     Modern and Contemporary Theatre
    • ENGL20032     Poetry, Love, and Death
    • ENGL20035     Critical Debates
    • ENGL30047     Literature, Ecology, Crisis
    • ENGL30048     Performance and the World
    • ENGL30049     Exploring Irish Literature
    • ENGL30052     English, Theatre, & Contemporary Culture
    • GEND10001     Sex, Gender and Culture: An Introduction
    • GEND30003     Gender at Work in The World
    • INDG10002     First Peoples in a Global Context
    • INDG20002     Indigenous Environmental Heritage
    • INDG20003     Aboriginal Women and Coloniality
    • INDG30001     Being Indigenous in the 21st Century
    • FNCE90085     Communicating Current Issues in Finance
    • JOUR90008     Video Journalism
    • JOUR90009     Advanced Non Fiction Writing
    • JOUR90023     International Business Journalism
    • JOUR90024     Advanced Audio Podcasting
    • JOUR90025     Journalism Project Part 1
    • JOUR90026     Journalism Project Part 2
    • MECM40007     Change in Journalism
    • MECM90009     Global Crisis Reporting
    • MECM10006     Introduction to Media Writing
    • MECM20003     Internet Communications
    • MECM20011     Approaches to Media Research
    • MECM20014     Visual Communication and Digital Media
    • MECM30002     Perspectives in Global Media Cultures
    • MECM30004     Media Futures and New Technologies
    • MECM30013     Marketing Communications
    • MECM30017     Digital and Mobile Journalism
    • MECM40006     Public Relations and Communications
    • MECM90003     Mobility, Culture and Communications
    • MECM90007     Media Convergence and Digital Culture
    • MECM90016     Digital Politics
    • MECM90017     Media Writing: Rhetoric and Practice
    • MECM90020     Global Media: Theory and Research
    • 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
    • PUBL90001     Structural Editing
    • PUBL90002     Editorial English
    • PUBL90006     Writing and Editing for Digital Media
    • PUBL90019     Book Markets: Structures and Strategies
    • PUBL90020     Advanced Book Publishing
    • CICU30012     Creating Screen and Cultural Worlds
    • CULS10005     Media, Identity and Everyday Life
    • CULS20017     Gender & Contemporary Culture
    • CULS30005     City Cultures, Urban Ecologies
    • CULS30006     Global Cultures
    • CULS90004     Cultural Complexity and Intelligence
    • SCRN20013     Australian Film and Television
    • SCRN20014     Ensemble Filmmaking, Art and Industry
    • SCRN30001     Art Cinema and the Love Story
    • SCRN30004     Film Noir: History and Sexuality
    • SCRN90002     Film Production: From Script to Screen
  • School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
    • ANCW20022    History of Greece: Homer to Alexander
    • ANCW30017    Interpreting the Ancient World
    • HIST10017      Gender, Rights, and Leadership in History
    • HPSC10001     From Plato to Einstein
    • HPSC20024     Debating Science in Society
    • HPSC30019     Minds and Madness
    • JEWI20006      Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict, Peace
    • PHIL10003      Philosophy: The Great Thinkers
    • PHIL20008      Ethical Theory
    • PHIL20033     The Philosophy of Minds
    • PHIL20043     History of Early Modern Philosophy
    • PHIL20044     The Ethics of Capitalism
    • UNIB10003     An Ecological History of Humanity
  • School of Languages and Linguistics
    • ESLA90001     Professional Speaking Communication
    • ESLA90003     Professional Literacies
    • EURO10002    Eurovisions
    • EURO20001    Language and Society in Europe
    • FREN10003     French 4
    • FREN10007     French 6
    • FREN20004     French Translation (Marking-only position)
    • GERM10005    German 2
    • GERM10007    German 6
    • ITAL10005       Italian 2
    • ITAL10007       Italian 6
    • LING10001     The Secret Life of Language
    • LING20003     Second Language Learning and Teaching
    • LING20006     Syntax
    • LING30001     Exploring Linguistic Diversity
    • LING30002     Phonology
    • LING30014     Australian Indigenous Languages
    • LING90002     Presenting Academic Discourse
    • LING90020     Second Language Writing
    • LING90026     Transcultural Communication at Work
    • UNIB20018    Going Places - Travelling Smarter
  • School of Social and Political Sciences
    • ANTH10002     Anthropology & Food in Everyday Life
    • ANTH20013     Diplomat, Soldier, Spy: The Deep State
    • ANTH30005     Power, Ideology and Inequality
    • CRIM10002     Law in Society
    • CRIM20004     Order, Disorder, Crime, Deviance
    • CRIM20006     Punishment & Social Control
    • CRIM20008     Terrorism & State Violence
    • CRIM20009     Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice
    • CRIM30001     Crime & Public Policy
    • CRIM30005     Corporate Power and White Collar Crime
    • CRIM30012     Law in Social Theory
    • CRIM30013     Gender and Crime
    • CRIM90010     Crime Prevention: Critical Approaches
    • CRIM90015     Terror, Law and War
    • CRIM90017     Violence, Trauma and Reconciliation
    • CRIM90019     Advances in Criminological Research
    • CRIM90035     Victims: Recognition and Redress
    • DEVT20001     Development in the 21st Century
    • DEVT90035     Monitoring and Evaluation in Development
    • DEVT90039     Civil Society, NGOs and the State
    • DEVT90040     Gender Issues in Development
    • DEVT90044     Practicing Community-led Development
    • GEND20001     Sex, Gender and Power
    • GEND40003     Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    • GEND90007     Rethinking Rights & Global Development
    • MULT30017     Australian Indigenous Public Policy
    • MULT30018     Applied Research Methods
    • POLS10001     Australian Politics
    • POLS10003     Introduction to Political Ideas
    • POLS20006     Contemporary Political Theory
    • POLS20008     Public Policy Making
    • POLS20025     International Relations: Key Questions
    • POLS20031     Political Economy
    • POLS30007     Australian Politics in the Long Run
    • POLS30022     Global Environmental Politics
    • POLS30030     American Politics
    • POLS30034     Political Psychology
    • POLS90012     Trade Policy Politics and Governance
    • POLS90013     Politics & Business in Post-Mao China
    • POLS90016     The United Nations: Review & Reform
    • POLS90022     International Security
    • POLS90026     International Political Economy
    • POLS90034     International Policymaking in Practice
    • PPMN90006     Executive Leadership & Management (25 points)
    • PPMN90007     Public Policy Analysis (25 points)
    • PPMN90032     Innovative Design & Service Delivery
    • PPMN90037     Governance (25 points)
    • PPMN90056     Business & Government
    • SOCI10001     Understanding Society
    • SOCI20014     Sociology of Youth
    • SOCI20016     Sociology of Culture
    • SOCI20018     Families, Relationships & Society
    • SOCI30014     Sociology of  'Race' and Ethnicities
    • SOCI30015     Sociology of Work: The Future of Work
    • SOCI90003     Comparative Social Policy
    • SOCI90005     Social Research Design and Evaluation
    • SOCI90018     Indigenous Policy Analysis


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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