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Tutoring opportunities

The Department has a limited number of tutor positions available each semester for 100-level and 200-level papers. Preference is given to Politics postgraduate students, although other suitably qualified students may be considered.

Being a tutor is a great way to enhance your CV and build your experience in speaking to and working with groups of people.

The work involves preparation for and conducting of small group tutorials, marking assignments (including essays) and providing general teaching support within the parameters specified by the academic staff member who has responsibility for the overall teaching of the paper in question.

The number of hours of employment per week depends on the requirements of the particular paper. Most papers require between 4 and 8 hours per week.

Tutoring opportunities S1, 2017

How to apply

Email a copy of your CV to the Department Administrator, Kate Davis:

Please ensure you indicate which 100-level or 200-level paper(s) you are interested in tutoring.

2017 closing dates are:

  • Semester One –  Friday 10 February
  • Semester Two – Friday 16 June

View a list of all POLS papers.


All new tutors are required to attend the Higher Education Development Centre's 'Introduction to Tutoring at the University of Otago' on Monday 20 February. Further details on this course are available here.