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. 



Full time position, 3 year contract

Trinity College, the University of Melbourne comprises a co-educational Residential College, Theological School and Pathways Schools incorporating a sizeable Foundation Studies and Young Leaders programs. Foundation Studies is an award-winning program that prepares over 2,000 overseas students for entry into the University of Melbourne, and other leading Australian Universities. The program equips students with the intellectual, linguistic and cultural skills necessary for success at University.

The College is a seeking a Business Intelligence Officer to provide the Pathways School with valuable information, reporting, analytics and data contributing to the development of strategies that inform institutional decisions, policies and practices.

The role is responsible for obtaining, manipulating, organising and analysing data from across all areas of the Pathways School into meaningful, integrated and user-friendly reports and business insights. The successful candidate will possess relevant academic qualifications with demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Additionally, the incumbent will have the ability to effectively interpret, organise and use numerical data and abstract information to present relevant findings.

Salary Range: Band Level 4 FTE $88,000 - $92,000 plus 10% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading.

Enquiries: Glen Jennings, Deputy Dean Pathways School Phone: (03) 9348 7514

Read the Position Description here. 

Please submit your resume, a cover letter and separate document addressing the key responsibilities in PDF or Word format. Applications should be emailed to Human Resources, Trinity College: by 5pm Friday 2 February 2018

LECTURER, MATHEMATICS- 0.8 to full time ongoing position

Trinity College Foundation Studies is a pre-university course within the Pathways School at Trinity College that qualifies overseas students for entry to the University of Melbourne and other universities. The lecturer in this position will deliver weekly tutorials in the subject Mathematics 2. 

Mathematics 2 is an elective subject that provides students with the skills to succeed in university courses requiring a high level of analytical and logical thought such as required in science, engineering or actuarial studies, and how to effectively communicate mathematical ideas. The Mathematics 2 syllabus includes logic and algebra, complex numbers, matrices and transformations, vectors, ellipses and hyperbolas, vector geometry, statistical inference, techniques of anti-differentiation, volumes of solids of revolution, approximation of definite integrals, differential equations, and an introduction to coding through Spheros and Octave. 

We are inviting suitably qualified and experienced applicants to apply for this full-time ongoing opportunity. To be considered for this positon you must have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification relevant to the discipline,
  • A formal qualification in the delivery of education and one year of teaching experience (Multiple years of relevant teaching experience may substitute for the qualification),
  • Experience in teaching at Foundation Studies level, VCE or equivalent, or at University level,
  • High-level interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), and their use within a culturally diverse education community or similar environment,
  • A commitment to academic excellence and an understanding of Australian educational practices,
  • Well-developed computer literacy, including the capability to guide students in the use of iPad technology and online learning environments, and
  • Demonstrated experience in computer programming, particularly with Matlab/Octave.

Successful candidates will be enthusiastic, flexible, have an ability to develop rapport with overseas students in a program that emphasis independent learning.

Salary Range: B2 – B4 FTE $69,134 - $78,043 plus 10% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading

Enquiries: Dr Sasha Cyganowski Email: or,
Jessica Mullin


(full-time fixed term contract position)

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. This course will specifically focus on concepts and principles in Forensic Psychology in the August Comprehensive Extended program (ACE).

We are inviting energetic, and vibrant applicants who have a minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience lecturing and teaching in Psychology at high school, Foundation Studies or University level. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in curriculum development, and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with other Psychology staff to prepare new lectures and tutorials, as well as review existing materials. A working knowledge and experience teaching Forensic Psychology would be highly regarded.

On offer is a fixed term contract position as a Psychology Lecturer and Tutor, working a full-time workload commencing immediately until 9th February 2018, with the possibility of ongoing work after this time. 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 B3 to C1 FTE $70,997 to $78,034 plus 10% Superannuation and 17.5% Leave Loading.

Enquiries: Maureen Vincent, Phone: (03) 9348-7052

Read the Position Description here.

For your application to be cosidered, you must address the stated key selection criteria and include your resume.

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources, Trinity College: and will be considered as they are received.  

RESIDENTIAL TUTOR (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: 


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.