Submitting your application

To submit an application use the 'Apply Now' link. If you are applying for more than one position, a separate application is required for each position as the selection criteria will be different.

In a single document (PDF preferred) please provide:

You will receive an automated email acknowledging that your application has been received.


Selection criteria are used as the basis for a selection panel to shortlist applicants for interview. Selection criteria are a summary of the knowledge, skills and abilities that a person requires to successfully complete the duties of the position.

The selection panel determines standards for each selection criterion. Applicants are ranked according to how closely they meet the selection criteria in comparison to the standards expected by the panel. Applicants who best meet the selection criteria will be considered for an interview.

The panel needs evidence that you meet the selection criteria. Each of the selection criteria should be addressed separately. Please provide examples that demonstrate your skills and abilities and illustrate the complexity and demands of tasks you have completed. If an example applies to a number of selection criteria, include it under each separate criterion.

You should not exceed four pages when addressing the selection criteria.



For academic positions, please use the following headings in your resume/CV:

  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Refereed Journal Articles
  • Refereed conference papers and other articles


You will be asked to provide details of relevant qualifications as part of the recruitment process. The successful applicant's qualifications will be confirmed with the conferring institution at the time of appointment and a certified copy held on file.


You must include the contact details of at least three referees. Referees should be able to speak about your skills, capabilities and recent work performance. Remember to confirm their willingness to act as a referee before nominating them.

The selection panel will contact your referees if you are being considered for appointment.


To assist you with your application you are encouraged to telephone or email the contact person named in the job vacancy to discuss job requirements in greater detail.

If you need help with other methods of applying or have already submitted your application and would like to amend or remove it, please phone Human Resource Services on +61 2 4921 5266 or email

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