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Your profile & alerts

If you are interested in future opportunities at the University of Otago, we encourage you to create a profile in our online recruitment system. Through your profile you can choose to be notified about future positions by job alert email.

Creating a candidate profile

If you apply for a position, a partial candidate profile will be created for you, based on the information you supply. You are encouraged to complete your profile which you can edit at any time. In your profile, you are asked to select your preferences. These preferences include where you want to work, what type of position you are looking for and whether you would prefer full time or part time work. There are examples below.

You do not need to create a profile for each position you apply for. When you log in with your username and password, you can access your profile and use it to apply for multiple jobs. You can tailor your application for each vacancy.

Whenever you apply for a position, our recruitment system will assume you are interested in other similar positions and will add this to your candidate profile. You can edit your profile at any time.

For roles in skills shortage areas the University’s recruitment team may search for potentially suitable candidates who have created a candidate profile. However, you are encouraged to check our vacancies on a regular basis to ensure that you do not miss an opportunity.

To create a profile, login from the 'Current Vacancies' page and use the candidate profile link on the right hand side.

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Selecting your preferences

Example 1

If you were looking for a confirmation path/tenure track academic position at any of our campuses in the fields of Psychology or Psychological Medicine, you would select the following options:

Job Family: Select the ‘Academic’ job family then the ‘Research and Teaching’ job field. Click ‘Add to List’ then ‘Save and Continue’
Location: You’ll need to select ‘New Zealand’, then ‘Add to List’ then ‘Save and Continue’
Organisation:

Select the following:

  • 'Dunedin School of Medicine' then 'Psychological Medicine' then 'Add to List'
  • University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences' then 'Psychological Medicine' then 'Add to List'
  • Select 'Sciences' then 'Psychology' then 'Add to List' then 'Save and Continue'

In this case, there are three departments that may have relevant opportunities. The recruitment team are happy to help you identify departments that may have relevant opportunities, please contact us.

Other details: Select ‘Permanent’ under Employee Status and ‘Full-time’ under Hours then click the job alert email check box.

Example 2

If you were looking for a permanent, part-time administrative position anywhere on the Dunedin campus, you would select the following options:

Job Family:

Select the ‘Administration and Operations’ job family then the ‘Administrative’ job field. Click ‘Add to List’ then ‘Save and Continue’

Location: Select 'New Zealand', then 'South Island' then 'Dunedin'. Click 'Add to List' then 'Save and Continue'
Organisation: You don’t need to select anything here, just click ‘Save and Continue’
Other details: Select ‘Permanent’ under Employee Status and ‘Part-time’ under Hours then click the job alert email check box.