How to Apply
The application process at Bond University is detailed in the vacancy-specific advertisement. All positions require the submission of a Resume, a Cover Letter, a statement addressing each Selection Criteria and the contact information of three work-related referees.
Selection Criteria is an important facet of the application process and is a tool used to shortlist potential interview candidates. Candidates who best meet the selection criteria will be considered for an interview. Selection Criteria for each position is found in the corresponding Position Description. These are usually broken into two categories – Selection Criteria and Desirable Criteria.
Selection Criteria are position-specific qualifications, experience and attributes required to fulfil the position.
Desirable Criteria are additional skills considered valuable to the position. Desirable Criteria are not mandatory to possess, although they may increase your chances being shortlisted for an interview.
Candidates are encouraged to address each selection criterion individually, by using examples to demonstrate your experience and support your claims. The same example may be used multiple times if appropriate. Use of the STAR method, when addressing Selection Criteria, is encouraged.
Some positions will require proof of your qualifications. Please provide certified copies of your qualifications to the Human Resources Department.
If successfully shortlisted for a position, you will be invited to attend an interview, this will be arranged (where possible) via a phone call and confirmed via email. The interview will consist of motivational, situational and behavioural questions to determine your suitability for the position.
The panel is comprised of 3-5 relevant staff members. Candidates invited to interview should advise the organiser of any support requirements that may be needed to attend an interview.
Reference checks will not be undertaken unless your application is being recommended for appointment to the position.
Referees should include your current manager or superior. If not possible, an alternative reference must be someone who can comment on your knowledge, skills and ability in your current work environment.
All employees of Bond University are required to hold working rights in Australia, in the form of a valid, current work visa (if they are not an Australian citizen). During the appointment process, and throughout the employees’ contract term, employees will be required to show evidence of their visa (including Permanent Residence visas) for validation. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure their visa details remain current with the HR Department.
If successful after the interview process, you will be contacted by the Chair of the Selection Committee or Human Resources and will be offered the position.
Successful applicants are advised to avoid making any decisions regarding the offer of employment at Bond University until the offer is received and understood.
Candidates who attend an interview but are unsuccessful will be notified by the Chair of the Selection Committee. All other unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email by Human Resources.
Bond University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In line with Bond University’s mission and strategic direction, people from diverse backgrounds, women, indigenous and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
Bond employees are engaged through an agreement specific to their position:
Academic Staff are employed on a Bond Workplace Agreement, whose conditions are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding between Bond University, Ltd (BUL) and the Bond University Academic Staff Association (BUASA), which came into effect on August 6th, 2012.
General Staff are employed on a Bond Workplace Agreement, whose conditions are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding between Bond University, Ltd (BUL) and the Bond University Academic Staff Association (BUASA) which came into effect on August 6th, 2012.