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Casual Sessional Academic in School of Politics & International Relations

Casual Sessional Academic in School of Politics & International Relations

  • 553704
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Casual
  • Closing at: Jan 14 2024 at 23:55 AEDT

Classification:  Casual Sessional Academic
Salary package: As per Casual Sessional Academic salary rates
Terms: Casual, commencing Semester 1 2024

Position Overview
The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) is seeking casual sessional academics (tutors) for Semester 1 2024 (12 February – 12 July 2024).  Individuals with experience and expertise in the field of Political Science who are interested in teaching undergraduate courses are encouraged to apply.

As a casual sessional academic you will be involved in the delivery of SPIR courses with support, guidance and direction from the Course Convenor.  Generally, the primary responsibility is leading tutorials, but may also entail other activities planned by the Course Convenor. Other responsibilities may include holding student consultations, responding to student enquiries, and marking assessments.

A tutor shall have qualification and/or experiences recognised by the institution as appropriate for the relevant discipline area. These include past teaching experience, high achievement in coursework, and employment in related topics to the courses offered by the School.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

Enquiries: Dr Brandon Yoder E:

Application Information
Please apply as early as possible to ensure consideration. Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal providing:

  • A current Resume/CV (up to 3 pages)
  • The names and contact details of at least two referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor)

Applicants are also required to complete the SPIR S1 2024 Tutor Application Qualtrics form at

Late or incomplete applications, including the completion of the Qualtrics form, may not be considered.  Please note that course availability is subject to change depending on enrolment numbers. 

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure consideration, as positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Applications may be considered after the January 14th administrative deadline, but interested parties should contact after that date.

Successful applicants must have rights to live and work in Australia.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure.

 The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) actively encourages women, applicants of non-binary gender, and applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply for this position. SPIR is committed to developing a diverse staffing profile, and supporting flexible working arrangements that take into account caring responsibilities. If desired, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with senior women within SPIR, the Research School of Social Sciences and the College, and SPIR will support mentoring opportunities.


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