The Recruitment and Selection Policy [5.30.01] and the Recruitment and Selection Manual (PDF, 681.3 KB) provide an equitable and consistent approach to recruitment and selection in order to attract, select, and retain the most capable staff through open competition on merit.

UQ Jobs is the University’s recruitment system.


Checklists and training:

Approval to recruit

A professional position will not be approved to be created or filled unless it is assessed as critical to operations, under the Professional Staff Recruitment by Exception Strategy:

Position descriptions


We list positions through UQ Jobs. For guidance on using the system, see the UQ Jobs training material

To create a job ad for UQ Jobs, use the appropriate web ad template for the location and position type:

To advertise outside UQ Jobs (in print or online), you can book staff recruitment advertising through the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Applications and shortlisting



Before an appointment offer can be made, a recommendation for appointment must be approved by the relevant authority listed in the Human Resources Authorisations [1.10.05].


Fixed term or continuing:


Unpaid appointments: