Paul was appointed as a lecturer at Monash University in 2002, initially teaching with the National Centre for Australian Studies, before transferring to Politics in 2005. Prior to his appointment at Monash, he had taught Australian Studies and Politics at several other Victorian-based universities. Paul was the convenor of the Politics discipline in 2007-08.
He has been a frequent commentator on Australian politics in the print and election media, including contributing many op/ed pieces to the Melbourne Age and having been an election commentator on ABC radio 774 Melbourne.
Two of his latest pieces of commentary are linked below