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Jobs and Vacancies

Trinity College is a unique tertiary institution within a leafy Parkville environment.

Because the College provides a wonderful, engaging work environment, there are few vacancies. However, from time to time, there are opportunities to apply for employment here. 

Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or hold a valid work permit or visa. If you are called for an interview, you will need to show evidence of your status and qualifications.

Applying for a position at Trinity College

All applications for positions at the College must address the selection criteria noted in the position description and include a CV/resume with at least three referees. We seek staff whose values and vision match our own. We want all of our staff to show initiative, empathy, flexibility, tact and diplomacy, cooperation and confidentiality.

We contact shortlisted candidates within seven business days of the closing date for applications. 



(Appointment for one academic year)

Trinity College is the oldest Residential College at the University of Melbourne with 300 students living on its campus.  The Residential College is a premier academic institution, on the doorstep of the University of Melbourne.

The purpose of this position is to provide pastoral support and to model academic leadership to the student body, with specific responsibility for students on a residential corridor/in a residential building. Resident Tutors are expected to be available for students and College functions in the evenings and on weekends and to play a full role in the life of the College. Rosters and leave are negotiated with the Dean.

Resident Tutors receive a Pastoral Allowance that is paid monthly, and are encouraged to teach in the tutorial program, which is managed separately. Resident Tutors pay rent for accommodation and includes all meals and utilities, and reasonable access to internet data.

Enquiries: Mr Campbell Bairstow, Dean of the Residential College and Deputy Warden

Read the Position Description here.

Your application should address the stated selection criteria (in a cover letter) and include your resume.

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources, Trinity College: by 9am Monday 23 January 2017


Academic tutors for the Residential College are usually interviewed and hired in February – March and July – August of each year. However, expressions of interest are welcome at any time, and your application will be placed on file until there is a vacancy. 

Trinity provides tutorials (groups) and supervisions (individual), for subjects at the University of Melbourne in which students are enrolled. Tutorials typically run from week 3 to SWOT vac, Monday-Thursday and Sunday, at 5.30, 7.30 and 8.30pm. A tutorial timetable is set up by the Head of Academic Programs working with students and tutors.
The College tutorial system is an established feature of the academic programs of the colleges and Halls of Residence affiliated with the University. College tutorials serve four primary functions:
  • to help students understand subject material and to clarify important or difficult concepts
  • to help students broaden their perspective on subject materials
  • to provide a tutor-led common interest group for a subject in which students can gain support and discuss issues relevant to a subject
  • to help in special circumstances such as a lack of basic study skills, note taking, lack of background information, language difficulties etc.
College tutors should not be attempting to ‘reā€teach’ the subject; rather, they will respond to issues raised by students about the materials, and offer further intellectual challenges.
Tutorials are taught by senior students and graduates who have demonstrated academic excellence in their own studies. Tutors should be both teachers and models, encouraging independent learning, critical enquiry and peer discussion.
The tutorials we run are requested by student and attendance at tutorials is voluntary. Tutorials may be altered or cancelled to meet student needs. Academic tutors are paid $86.19/hr for a tutorial and $43.10/hr for a consult. They are welcome to dine at High Table in hall on nights that they teach, and are eligible to join the Senior Common Room.
If you are interested in tutoring at Trinity, please send to Dr Gayle Allan, Deputy Dean
  • a covering letter
  • a list of University of Melbourne subjects you can teach (with subject codes)
  • a brief description of your teaching methodology and philosophy
  • a resumé
  • details of two referees
  • an academic transcript.