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How do I find out more about becoming a casual academic?
Each faculty engages casual academics for a variety of roles including lecturing, tutoring, marking, and lab demonstrations, depending on the Faculty needs. To find out more about the available opportunities, go to the relevant Faculty web site or contact the Casual Academic Contact.
How does UTS select applicants?
Appointments to positions within UTS are on the basis of the applicant's merit in relation to the position selection criteria. Merit consists of "the abilities, qualifications, experience, standards of work performance and personal abilities that are relevant to performance" of the duties of a position.
What does UTS mean by Selection Criteria?
Selection criteria identify and define the particular knowledge, attributes, qualifications and experience a person needs to successfully carry out the job. They provide a way for applicants to assess their own abilities against the University's requirements and in the end they help match the right person to the position. Find out more by reading our 'Addressing Selection Criteria' guide.
When am I required to address the Selection Criteria?
Please note, not all positions ask you to address Selection Criteria. Refer to the Application Procedure outlined in the advert to double check what is required for the position.
I have addressed the Selection Criteria but don’t know where to place it in my application?
When you click on the Apply Online link at the bottom of the advert an application form will come up on the screen. At the bottom of this form you will be given the opportunity to attach your Selection Criteria and you should attach the document at this point.
What information should I include in my application?
Include the name and number of the position you are applying for. List major positions held in chronological order when preparing your employment history, with the latest position held listed first. Indicate job grading and dates so that the panel can see what period your experience covers.
Remember to include a telephone number where you can be reached during the day.
What key areas should I address in my application?
It is important to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the position listed in the advertisement and position information. In your cover letter highlight for the selection panel, how your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience meet each of the specific selection criteria.
Where can I go for more information on the job?
The contact person mentioned in the online job advert can provide more information about the position. Before completing your application, you may wish to telephone and/or e-mail the contact person to discuss job requirements in greater detail or ask relevant questions to assist you in compiling your application.
What is the deadline on applications?
Applications must arrive by the CLOSING DATE noted on the advertisement.
Can I still apply after the closing date?
If the closing date has passed we will not be able to accept your application unless you have written/email confirmation of an extension from the contact person noted in the advertisement.
Should I include details of referees in my application?
You will need to include the names and telephone numbers of at least two professional referees.
What is the selection process?
Applications will be considered by a Selection Committee. Should your application for the role be shortlisted you will be contacted to arrange an interview date and time. If you are not successful on this occasion you will be sent an email to inform you of the decision.
I have been shortlisted for interview, what should I prepare?
Review the position description and selection criteria and prepare examples illustrating your ability to address the key requirements of the role.
If you are called for interview, please notify the person contacting you if you require special arrangements.
Does UTS have an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Programme?
UTS has a Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy which provides support to potential and existing staff members.
If you would like to know more please contact the Indigenous Employment Officer on 02 9514 1093 who is happy to help with any queries.
Does UTS offer support to people with disabilities?
The University encourages people with disabilities to apply for advertised positions, and aims to ensure their ongoing participation through equitable access to the full range of training and development opportunities for staff.
UTS has a workplace adjustments procedure to ensure that candidates and staff members with disability have a process to request and obtain adjustments to their workplace to ensure they are able to better satisfy the inherent requirements of their role.
If you require adjustments to attend an interview, please notify the person arranging the interview with you.
Further information is available through the Equity and Diversity Unit on 02 9514 1804.
How does UTS support women in the workplace?
UTS has been awarded The Employer of Choice for Women citation since its inaugural year in 2001 reflecting its commitment to implementing and supporting policies and practices that support women across the organisation. Visit Women@UTS to find out more.