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At UniSA we believe what happens within our place is what sets us apart. Our inspiration comes from within – from the academics and professionals that collaborate to enrich people’s lives. UniSA is committed to the creation and application of knowledge. We are South Australia’s biggest university.

We focus on real world impact, entrepreneurship, and commercialisations through an interdisciplinary approach to research outcomes and partnering with end users and communities. Our teaching and curriculum is practice based and industry informed, embracing innovation and digitally enabled learning experiences. Our Professional staff work in a vibrant, integrated environment, supporting our students and staff, and leading core services. From the moment you walk through the door you’ll have access to the very best learning and development opportunities.


Our UniSA vacancies page contains a list of all current vacancies, and new jobs are listed daily. You can be alerted to our latest vacancies, by registering for a job alert email that you can tailor to your area of interest. At times, the University may limit applications to internal staff and Aboriginal peoples to encourage our existing staff with opportunities to further develop their skills and experience and foster diversity.


At UniSA we aim to recruit the highest quality of staff whose skills and attributes best fit the University’s vision, goals and strategic objectives. We understand that applying for a new job can be daunting, so we've put together some information to help so that you know what to expect from us and what we'll expect from you. Generally, the number of stages in a selection process will be dependent upon the nature of the position. During the process we'll aim to keep you up to date on how your application is progressing. The University uses a variety of methods to assist in hiring top performers. Some selection tools include:

  • Role specific questions
  • Responses to selection criteria
  • Telephone/Skype interview
  • Cognitive, psychometric or competency testing
  • Behavioural assessments
  • Face to face panel interview
  • Meetings with key stakeholders
  • Referee reports
  • Probity checks

When it comes to completing your application and participating in our selection process, we want you to be at your best. We want to get to know the real you.

Core Attributes of UniSA

UniSA’s strategic intent is to differentiate UniSA as a true University of Enterprise. To help achieve this ambition, the University has identified a unique set of core behavioural attributes to guide our development as an enterprising workforce and culture. To exemplify the essence and culture of an enterprising workforce, our aspiration is that each of our staff will:

  • Be trusted, authentic and self-aware
  • Take the initiative and deliver results
  • Provide solutions
  • Communicate with impact
  • Lead and work well with others

These five attributes are incorporated within our recruitment processes and are continually reinforced when we engage in conversations with our staff. They are embedded into our daily working lives. Quite simply, our core attributes can be described as ‘the way we do things around here’.


Recruitment Process



All applications must be submitted through our Working at UniSA vacancies website. Your email address is your Login ID and also our primary method of contact with you so please check your emails regularly. Ensure that this is correct, current, reliable and accessible.


The time frame for the recruitment process will vary and we will keep you informed about your progress or of any delays as much as possible. Whether you are successful or not, we will be sure to notify you as soon as that information becomes available to us.


The process varies depending on the role however it all follows a similar format. Your application will be reviewed against the skills and attributes required of the role. If you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you to set up a time for the next stage in the process.


Job alert

New jobs are posted almost daily. Setting up a Job Alert on our Working at UniSA vacancies website will ensure you receive an email alerting you to vacancies that contain specific keywords you have selected to customise your search e.g. location, finance, administration etc. You can choose to receive the email daily, weekly or monthly. Once you have registered, you can login to My Job Alert through your candidate portal and change or remove any previously created alerts. You can also see any jobs for which you applied for in the candidate portal.

Job listing

Before you apply, consider how well your skills, experience and qualifications match the Position Description to ensure a greater chance of success. The closing date is posted on the Job List, and if you have started an application, you will receive an email reminder 3 days before the closing date. Generally jobs remain open for applications between one to three weeks, but it depends on the role. If a job is not visible on the website, it is past the closing date for applications.

Technical issues

For information about a specific position, please contact the nominated recruitment consultant. For all other enquiries, please contact Recruitment Central (08) 8302 1700 or email



UniSA promotes equal opportunity in employment. If you need any assistance with preparing your application please feel free to contact Recruitment Central at (08) 8302 1700 for assistance.




To be eligible for employment with the University of South Australia, you must have the right to work in Australia as determined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. If offered a position, you may be asked to produce verification of your citizenship, or entitlement to work in Australia. Further information can be found on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Please note that some positions may be marked "For Internal Applicants Only". Vacancies advertised as 'internal only' are only open to current UniSA casual, fixed term, or continuing employees and Aboriginal people. A current employee is someone employed at UniSA at the time they submit their application. Vacancies advertised as internal ensure that staff within the University are provided with the opportunity for promotion or to move into different areas.


Need to get in touch with Recruitment Central?

If you experience any technical issues regarding your application or have some unanswered questions, give Recruitment Central a ring at (08) 8302 1700 or email us at and one of our Recruitment Central representatives will get back to you as soon as possible.