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. 



0.7 fraction, fixed-term contract

Trinity College Foundation Studies is one-year course that prepares around 2,000 overseas students for undergraduate entry into the University of Melbourne and other leading Australian Universities. The program equips them with the intellectual, linguistic and cultural skills necessary for success at university.

Psychology is an elective component of the program that aims to introduce students to a broad range of psychological theories and principles that attempt to explain human behaviour, as well as the diversity of human experience in different situations and environments. The tutor will provide a set curriculum which focuses on topics such as scientific theory and critical thinking, biology of the mind, child development, adolescence and adulthood, learning, intelligence, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders, therapy and stress and health.

We are inviting dynamic, energetic, and vibrant applicants who have a minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience teaching in Psychology at high school, Foundation Studies or University level. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in curriculum development, innovative and inspiring course delivery and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with other Psychology staff to prepare new tutorials, review existing materials, and contribute to assessment requirements.  Demonstrated experience in the preparation and delivery of Psychology lectures, as well as substantial experience in working with international students, would be highly regarded.  

On offer is a fixed term contract position as a Psychology Tutor, working a 0.7 workload commencing immediately until 14 December 2018, with the possibility of ongoing work. The successful candidate would be required to deliver 7 repeat 1.5 hour tutorials per week and be available to work the following days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 – 5.30pm and Tuesday 9.30-1.00pm. Applicants must have a relevant tertiary qualification, relevant experience and a demonstrated dynamic approach in the classroom with evidence of excellent student feedback.  It should also be noted that this is not a research position.

Salary Range: Level B2 – C1 FTE $69,134 - $79,595 plus 10% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading

Enquiries: Dr Maureen Vincent:  Phone:  03 9348 7052

Position descriptions can be obtained here.

For your application to be considered, you must address the key selection criteria, provide evidence of outstanding student feedback and include a copy of your resume.

Applications can be emailed to  

Applications will be considered as they are received. 


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 ‘re‐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.