Recruitment Policy


The University of Adelaide aims to attract, select, appoint and retain quality staff. This policy sets out principles and procedures to ensure staff recruitment and selection practices are consistent, merit-based and aligned with the University's primary goals of teaching, research and research training.


Recruitment Policy and Procedures re-affirmed with minor amendments by Chief Operating Officer for further three years on 20 July 2020, refer D2020/158577.

  • Related Procedures, Forms

  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2015/8215
    Policy custodian Chief Operating Officer
    Responsible policy officer Executive Director, Human Resources
    Endorsed by Vice-Chancellors Executive on 2 May 2016
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 2 May 2016
    Related Policies Workforce Management Policy
    Remuneration and Employment Benefits Policy

    Behaviour and Conduct Policy

    Development, Performance and Promotion Policy

    Health Safety and Wellbeing Policy

    Enterprise Agreement

    Related legislation Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)

    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth)

    Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA)

    Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

    Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)

    Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

    Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

    Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

    Racial Vilification Act 1996 (SA)

    Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

    Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)

    Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA)

    Superceded Policies Casual Employment Policy and Guidelines

    Conferral of Honorary Roles Policy & Guidelines

    Discipline Head Policy & Guidelines

    Head of School Appointment Policy and Guidelines

    Police Record Checks Policy, Guidelines and Flowchart

    Pre-Employment Medical Examinations Policy & Procedures

    Recruitment Policy & Guidelines

    Relocation Provisions Policy (Fixed-Term Academic Staff)

    Relocation Provisions Policy (Tenurable Staff)

    Staff Transfer Advice Procedure

    Leaving the University Policy

    Effective from 20 July 2020
    Review Date 19 July 2023
    Contact for queries about the policy Contact Human Resources Service Centre ext. 31111 or

Please refer to the Policy Directory for the latest version.