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Recruitment Process

Below is an outline of the typical process you can expect when applying for a role at the University of Adelaide.

Step 1 Search for a job

Search for roles on our Job Opportunities website. This website is includes selection criteria, duty statements, application details and other general information.

Step 2 Review the position description

Review the Position Description and Selection Criteria to determine the objectives, responsibilities and outcomes, capabilities and behaviours, and knowledge and experience required to successfully perform the role.

Step 3 Prepare a covering letter

Prepare a cover letter and written responses to selection criteria. You must address all criteria to enhance your chance of success. For tips, see our guide to addressing selection criteria.

Step 4 Submit your application

Submit your application through the PageUp system by the due date specified in the job advertisement.

Step 5 Application is reviewed

Your application will be reviewed by the selection panel.

Step 6 Contact shortlisted candidates

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted to arrange an interview and / or other relevant selection activities.If you are not successful, you will be notified via email.

Step 7 Attend interview

Attend interview. See our guide for more information on the interview process.

Step 8 Job offer

If you are the preferred candidate, you will be contacted by the recruiter and will receive a letter of offer. Unsuccessful candidates will also be notified.

Please note: while this is the typical recruitment process, some areas of the University may vary in their approach.