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Thank you for your interest in working for Abertay University.

All current vacancies can be accessed via the following HireWire link:

Abertay HireWire Jobs Board

Please Note: Application Forms must be uploaded into HireWire as all shortlisting is completed electronically.  Applications sent by email, by hard copy in the post, or in any other format will not be accepted.



How can I apply for a job?
All applications must be completed on HireWire. Once you have searched our jobs and found a post you would like to apply for, click on 'Apply for job’ to begin the application process. 

How often are new vacancies advertised?
New vacancies are advertised on an ongoing basis. It is worth visiting the site regularly to make sure that you do not miss out on any new vacancies.

What is the closing date for application?
All vacancies close at midnight on the closing date listed.

If the closing date has already passed, can I still submit my application?
Applications will not be accepted after the closing date has passed.

How long will it take to process my application?
When you have applied for a vacancy you will be sent an acknowledgement email to the email address you provided within 24 hours of submission.

Once submitted, your application will then be screened along with other applications after the closing date.  Dependent on the number of applicants, short-listing can take anywhere up to 4 weeks. Once short-listing has been completed you will be notified if your application has progressed to the next stage or not by email to the email address you provided.

Please ensure that you check your email account junk folder as your email provider may flag emails sent to you as suspected spam.

What information should I include on the application form?
You must ensure to complete all mandatory fields of the form, you can identify these by the ‘*’ beside the relevant field.  Please remember that your application will be short-listed based on the information that you provide, this is all the information the selection panel have to be able to access your application against the required criteria for the post. Your application should detail your reasons for applying, and how your experience, qualifications, skills and training meet the specified criteria relevant to the vacancy.   You should also upload and attach a current CV, and cover letter.

How will I be notified if I have been invited for interview?
If the selection panel decides to invite you for interview, then you will be notified by email. Please ensure that you check your email account junk folder as your email provider may flag emails sent to you as suspected spam.

I have been shortlisted but cannot attend the interview, can it be rescheduled?
Only in exceptional circumstances will your interview be changed. You should contact the individual named in your invite correspondence as soon as possible to discuss this and the decision to move the interview rests solely with the convener of the vacancy.

What can I expect at the interview process?
This process varies depending on the position you are applying for, interviews are normally carried out by a panel (which is dependant upon the level and type of post), meeting with your potential manager and some other key staff members.

They will ask you competency based questions about your previous experiences and skills, and how these relate to the criteria. In some circumstances candidates may be asked to give a presentation or undertake a practical exercise. You will be given full details of any such exercise when invited to interview.


You can contact the Recruitment Team at Abertay by phoning 01382 308961, or email


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