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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. 



(Full-time 3 year appointment)

Trinity College has a thriving community of over 2,500 students from Australia and overseas in its various educational programs, including a Residential College, a Theological School and a Pathways School. The Theological School, founded in 1877, is an Anglican (Episcopal) Theological School that represents the diversity and inclusive character of the Anglican tradition.

The purpose of this role is to increase the Theological School’s focus on research and to further its research output in alliance with the University of Divinity of which it is a constituent College.

The incumbent must have completed a doctorate in theology in the last five years and be able to demonstrate capacity for high level research, as well as possessing organisational skills. She or he will be expected to work towards publication of at least two peer-reviewed articles per year and make considerable progress towards the production of a scholarly monograph. A limited amount of lecturing may be negotiated.

The position is full time, and the successful candidate will be given a desk in the research room and is expected to contribute to the intellectual, prayer, and community life of the School and College.

The role requires an early-career person of outstanding potential. Sympathy toward the Anglican ethos and values of the Theological School and the educational values of the College would be highly regarded. 

Salary Range: FTE $79,500 base salary plus 10% Superannuation and 17.5% Leave Loading.

Enquiries: Reverend Professor Mark Lindsay, Deputy Dean Theological School Email:

Read the Position Description here.

Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a separate document that addresses the key responsibilities and outlines your proposed project, in PDF or Word format. 

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources, Trinity College: by  Monday, 25 September 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.