Applying for a vacancy at Flinders is a completely online process. For more information about the process itself, please refer to How to Apply. For essential information about Flinders’ recruitment procedures, please read on.



Applicants should submit a written application which:

  • quotes the vacancy reference number
  • addresses the selection criteria in a document which is no more than three pages in length
  • includes a resumé/CV which provides full personal details, qualifications, previous employment and experience
  • includes the names and contact details of 3 referees.


Position information

Before lodging your application, you will need to obtain a copy of the Position Description (which includes the selection criteria). The Position Description provides details of the key responsibilities of the role, as well as its organisational context. You can download the Position Description by selecting the relevant vacancy in Jobs@Flinders. Further information about the role can be obtained from the contact person listed on the Position Description.

If you require information about conditions of employment, contact the Human Resources Division on (08) 8201 3875 or see our staff benefits summary page.

Selection criteria

To enable the Appointment Committee to assess applicants' suitability for a position, applicants are required to address the selection criteria specified in the Position Description.

Applicants should address each selection criterion individually, ensuring their address is no more than three pages in length

Be aware that if you do not address the selection criteria, you may not be considered for the position.

Original documentation

Do not include original copies of supporting documentation.

Copies of degrees, diplomas, certificates, academic transcripts etc

Do not include these documents with your application. If you are invited to attend an interview, you may bring any relevant documents with you to the interview.

Successful applicants will be required to produce evidence of their academic qualifications where required (ie. original academic transcripts) on taking up appointment.


Referee reports are normally sought for short-listed applicants. If referee reports are required, the University will send each nominated referee a copy of the position information, including the selection criteria.

Because of time constraints, such requests will be sent by email wherever possible. Applicants should therefore ensure that email addresses are provided in respect of nominated referees.

In addition, reports may be sought from referees other than those nominated. Applicants will be informed before this occurs.


Following the meeting of the Committee, arrangements will be made to interview shortlisted applicants. Please ensure that you have provided telephone and email contact details.

Applicants will be given as much lead-time as possible.


Local applicants will be interviewed in person.

Interstate applicants for academic positions, or professional staff positions at the HEO8 level or above, will either be brought to Adelaide for interview, or interviewed by telephone or video teleconference.

For telephone interviews, a conference telephone will be used to enable all members of the Committee to converse with the applicant.

Final selection

The successful applicant will be sent a written offer of appointment, specifying the terms and conditions of employment. Applicants are advised not to resign from their current employment until this formal offer has been received and accepted.

All applicants will be notified by email at the conclusion of the recruitment process. 


It is not University policy to provide applicants with copies of interview reports or referee reports. Unsuccessful interviewed applicants may request feedback from the Chair of the Appointment Committee.

Junior salary scales

The University has junior salary scales for HEO1, HEO2 and HEO3 positions. Successful applicants for such positions who are under 21 years of age will be offered the relevant age-related junior rate.


Vacancies can only be filled by candidates holding valid Australian working rights.  An appointment will only be made subject to the successful candidate providing appropriate proof of citizenship or residency status which enables her/him to live and work in Australia.

Intending international applicants should refer to International applicants for more information.

Medical requirements

Appointees are required to notify the University of any medical or physical restrictions that may preclude them from fulfilling the terms of any contract of employment offered by the University.


For information about relocating from overseas or within Australia, refer to Relocation Information.

Special needs

As an equal opportunity employer, the University has a policy to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of a person with a disability.

If you have a special requirement, you should advise the University in your application.

Record keeping

Once a position has been filled, the details of unsuccessful applicants will remain active in the recruitment system for a period of six months. Where an applicant has made multiple submissions, their profile will remain active for six months from the date of their most recent application.

Applications may be used to identify possible candidates for other vacancies. If you do not agree to the use of your application for this purpose, please state so clearly in your application.
Requests to have your recruitment profile deleted or destroyed can be made to Your request will be attended to during business hours.


Complaints or grievances about recruitment and selection processes should be lodged in written form and addressed to:

Director, Human Resources
Human Resources Division
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001

Related Links

International applicants

Indigenous applicants