Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Employment Agreements may be found here. Some roles are subject to individual agreements negotiated with the appointee.

A current full CV and a cover letter explaining why you believe you are suited to the job. The preferred format for attachments is PDF.

We will need to do a reference check with your current or most recent employer before offering an appointment. You should obtain the details as soon as possible and bring them with you if you are invited to an interview.

Please email details to [email protected].

The following tips may be of assistance.

Please use a modern web browser such as Google Chrome. If you are having problems viewing positions available click here for a list of vacancies.

There are several mandatory fields within the online application form. These fields are:

  • Surname
  • First Name
  • Title
  • Address
  • Town/City
  • Country/Post Code
  • Email Address
  • Citizenship
  • All other questions marked with (Required)
  • The Declaration check box.

If any of these fields are missing from your online application form a warning message will appear when you click on the 'Submit Application' button.

An error message will also appear for the following reasons:

  1. if the email address that you have entered does not include a '@' or a '.'
  2. if you have selected that you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen but have not entered your residency status.

Special reserved characters such as the ampersand (&), hash (#). macron (ā), and umlaut (ü) symbols should not be used in the application form fields or the filenames of any documents you are uploading (as they may result in the application not being sent). Please check any error message you may receive to see if any special characters have been flagged.

You can expect to be interviewed by a panel who will ask you questions relevant to the job and about your previous experience. Depending on the job the selection process may involve other elements, eg giving a presentation, meeting with key staff, undertaking a written or skills test, etc.

Yes, although they may not speak for you. Please let us know in advance, particularly if you are bringing a whānau support group so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

The University always undertakes reference checks and for some roles may carry out credit or police checks. If you are offered a job you will be required to produce originals (or certified copies) of relevant academic or professional qualifications.

This varies considerably and will be discussed with you if you are successful.

All CVs attached to online job applications are stored in our database, but we typically do not refer back to them.

The University has a number of onboarding practices to welcome and assist new staff into their new roles, including centrally organised activities (eg an information session about key people and practices, a guided campus tour, a powhiri/welcome onto the University marae, a Treaty of Waitangi workshop, etc). Please see our Onboarding/Induction web pages for further information.


No. Appointments are made either on a continuing basis or a specified fixed term.

The University has a goal setting system which is aimed at achieving our strategic and core business objectives and is future focused and developmental in nature.

The University has annual merit-based processes for salary review and promotion.

Yes. We have a number of internal units focused on particular aspects of professional development and an annual professional development programme. We also encourage conversations between staff and their managers around career and professional development needs and opportunities.

We advise whether or not you have been successful in your application, but we do not provide feedback about the application or interview to external applicants.