The following FAQs and answers are designed to assist you to complete the application form and use the University of Waikato recruitment web pages.
There are links on the left hand side of the vacancy page which list the categories of positions available; Academic staff vacancies, General staff vacancies and School Support Services staff vacancies. Note that academic vacancies include teaching and research related positions, school support vacancies are generally primary and secondary school teacher support related roles, while general vacancies cover administrative, academic support, technical and other professional roles.
2. How do I view the position details for a vacancy?
The position description and advertisement for a current vacancy can be viewed by clicking on the Vacancy Position Title of the vacancy that you wish to view.
Once you have selected the vacancy you are interested in you will be able to click on the the position description or advertisement to view details.
If the position description or advertisement does not open when you click on the relevant link there are several things to check:
Documents relating to the position details are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the Adobe Reader site.
If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer and the position description or advertisement does not open when you click on the relevant button, try opening the Adobe Acrobat Reader session first and then click on the position description button.
If you had an existing session of Adobe open, you may need to click on the session link in the bottom tool bar to open up the document.
If you are still unable to view the position description contact Human Resource Management Division via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime you may click here for a list of current vacancies.
There are several fields within the online application form that are mandatory. These fields are:
And all other questions marked with (Required) and the Declaration check box.
If any of these fields are missing from your online application form a warning message like the one below, will appear when you click on the 'Submit Application' button.
Click OK and the cursor will return to the field requiring completion. Complete the mandatory field and then click the 'Submit Application' button.
An error message will appear for the following reasons:
Once the application has been submitted a successful submission message will appear on the confirmation page.
This confirmation page can be printed for your own records. An acknowledgement email will also be sent to the email address that was entered in the online application.
The file will now display in the File Name field.
All documents are to be attached as pdf, doc, docx, rtf and txt files only. Note if you upload a .docx you may notice that this is altered to a .doc. This is a programmed change enabling us to manage .docx files. The attachment retains all .docx functionality.
If you are attempting to upload a file size greater than 2MB a Page Cannot Be Displayed error message will be displayed.
Please resubmit with an attached file size of under 2MB.