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Join our team

Join our team and make a difference.
At UniSC, we believe in doing work that matters, connecting with great people, and contributing to an extraordinary journey. We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment where your talents can flourish. If you're passionate about making a difference in education, research, and community engagement, we invite you to apply for our available positions.

Our process

Applying to UniSC is a straightforward process that consists of the following stages

Explore available positions

Take a look at our current job openings via UniSC's Careers page. Each position represents an opportunity to contribute to our mission and be part of our dynamic team.

Prepare your application

All positions advertised at UniSC will require you to submit an updated Resume or Academic CV. Any additional documents required will be specified in the job advertisement (see key info below).

Submitting a comprehensive application will help us better understand your qualifications and suitability for the role and help to showcase your motivation for application, and alignment with UniSC's values.

Submit your application

You can submit your application through our online application form, accessible via the links provided for each job opening.

If you have any questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Talent Acquisition team at 07 5430 2830 or unisc-careers@usc.edu.au.

Key information

How can I apply?

To apply for your dream role at UniSC, visit our career portal and find the position that aligns with your aspirations. Enter your details and submit your application. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

What should I include in my application?

Depending on the position, you may be required to submit different documents along with your application. In some cases, a resume alone will suffice, while in others, you may need to provide supplementary documentation such as a response to selection criteria or a cover letter. Please review the job advertisement carefully to determine the specific requirements.

Your application: A resume or academic CV

For non-academic opportunities, ensure that your resume showcases your current and past employment information, responsibilities, and education within the last 7-10 years. Tailor your resume to the position description where possible.

If you're an academic applicant, highlight your achievements such as research, publications, teaching experience, speaking engagements, volunteer work, community involvement, board memberships, honors, awards, and professional associations.

Your application: Response to selection criteria

The selection criteria listed within the position description outlines the qualifications, skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal qualities required for success in the position. As a component of your application, please ensure to address each criterion individually, providing brief and focused responses. You may find it helpful to use the STAR (Situation - Task – Action - Result) format to structure your responses where appropriate.

Shortlisting

After submitting your application, you will receive an automated email acknowledgement. The shortlisting process typically occurs within a week of the closing date. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview. Should you require any specific accommodations or support to attend the interview, please inform us in advance.

Preparing for the interview

Preparing for your interview is crucial and may increase your chances of success. Here are some suggestions:

  • Learn about our history, offerings, and strategic direction. Some helpful links include:

About UniSC

Strategic Plan 2021 – 2024

UniSC News

Our rankings

Key statistics

Sustainable UniSC

Research

Diversity and inclusion

Structure

  • Prepare for interview questions related to the position responsibilities and selection criteria.
  • Prepare specific examples from your past experiences.
  • Bring any relevant documents or work samples that support your application, such as work samples.
  • Prepare questions to ask the selection panel.
  • Face-to-face-interviews: familiarise yourself with directions and parking arrangements for the campus you will be visiting, and ensure you arrive on time for the interview.
  • Virtual interviews: generally occur on zoom, please ensure you have a stable internet connection, your headset has clear audio, your camera is working, and your environment is clear from distractions.
  • The selection panel will ask questions related to your notice period, salary expectations and referees, please ensure you have prepared responses to these important elements. UniSC generally appoints at the base of the salary scale, for information on remuneration at UniSC, read our UniSC Enterprise Agreement.
Interview tips

During the interview, make the most of the opportunity to showcase your qualifications and learn more about UniSC:

  • Be concise and truthful in your responses.
  • Actively listen to the questions and ask for clarification if needed.
  • Offer additional relevant information to support your application.

Pay attention to your body language and maintain a professional demeanor throughout the interview.

Reference checks

Reference checks may be conducted for preferred applicants to verify and supplement the information provided. These checks may be done virtually through our third-party provider, Xref, or over the phone by the Chair of the selection committee. Please note that unverified written references will not be accepted.

Notification of application outcome

In the event that your application is not successful, you will receive email notification from our careers team.

In the event that you are interviewed and unfortunately have been unsuccessful in being appointed, you will receive communication on behalf of the chair of the selection panel. Should you need to follow up, the chairperson’s details are available on the careers portal, alternatively you can contact our Talent Acquisition team on unisc-careers@usc.edu.au or call +61 7 5430 2830.

Notification of appointment

If you are selected for the position, a member of the selection committee will contact you by phone. This is a good opportunity to ensure you are confirming your salary expectations with the Chairperson, noting appointments at UniSC are generally made at the base of the salary scale. Our salaries can be accessed through our Enterprise Agreement. Following, you will receive a written offer of employment which you will be able to review and accept online.

Decision making

The selection committee determine the alignment between the applicant to the selection criteria. The panel’s decision will consider the application, interview, reference reports and other selection measures where applicable, such as workbased or psychometric assessments.

Questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact our People and Culture team. We wish you all the best in your recruitment journey with UniSC and encourage you to connect with us on LinkedIn. UniSC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, including those with disabilities, women in STEM, First Nations Peoples, and individuals of diverse cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences.

We value achievement relative to opportunity and encourage your commentary on your achievements in this context. For additional support during the application process, please contact us at unisc-careers@usc.edu.au or call +61 7 5430 2830.

To find out more about the terms and conditions of employment at UniSC, read our UniSC Enterprise Agreement.