Frequently Asked Questions
All applications close at midnight on the advertised closing date.
Approximately 2-3 weeks after the closing date, you will be contacted by the Selection Committee if you have been short listed for interview. Interviews are generally held within one month of the closing date. Generally, a decision is made shortly after the last interview is held, and an offer is made within the week. Offers are made subject to reference checks, verification of qualifications, and any relevant pre-employment checks
You will receive an auto response from Recruitment when your application is submitted online.
I would like to work at UNSW but there isn’t a specific position currently being advertised that I want to apply for. What should I do?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept speculative CV’s however, you can to stay up to date with positions you are interested in by submitting a saved search at jobs.unsw.edu.au. Enter the criteria of the type of position you are looking for and your email address, and you will receive an email if a job is posted that matches your nominated criteria
I do not currently have working rights within Australia but would like to apply for a position. Can I still apply?
Often we sponsor people for a working visa. All employees working in Australia must either be permanent residents or have a valid working visa. The University may sponsor an applicant for a visa at its absolute discretion.
Are referees contacted prior to interviews or after? Can I bring in my referee details with me to the interview?
Please ensure that referee details are included in your initial application. For some academic positions, written references are required prior to interview stage. Most verbal references are conducted post-interview.
Please contact the person listed on the advertisement.
If I have already submitted my application but would like to update it with additional information. How can I do this?
If you would like to update any documentation, please email email@example.com, including the job reference number that you have applied for.
Late applications will be accepted at the discretion of the selection committee. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
Please contact the person listed on the job advertisement for any information about the position.
If you are having difficulty applying via the online application form, please email your application through to email@example.com
The maximum size for attachments is 4MB. Please note the system will only accept one attachment per application therefore please combine any attachments into one document with a total size not exceeding 4MB
Your application should include the following:
Responses to the selection criteria
Employment conditions at UNSW are outlined in our Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.