Lincoln University Vacancies

Lincoln University has established a national and international reputation, both for the quality of its applied teaching and the contribution of its research, thanks to highly skilled and committed staff.

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Our Recruitment Process

Applying to Work at Lincoln

Lincoln University is an Equal Employment Opportunities employer. We are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to following equitable processes at all times. EEO Trust

All applications or expressions of interest must be made on-line and should include a CV and cover letter. An up to date CV is important as it helps us fully understand your skills and experience. There are a number of websites that can assist you to create a CV:

  • Careers New Zealand: you can find their template tools here
  • Seek:– you can find their template tools here

As soon as you register or apply for a role we will send a confirmation email so you know we have received what we need. Make a note of the close date as this will give you an indication of when you could expect a response from us.

We recommend you only apply for positions that match your skills and experience to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward. Successful or otherwise we will be sure to keep you posted throughout the entire process.

Our Selection Process

A selection panel is convened for all appointments. These panels know what makes a successful LU candidate, so they will assess your application based on the information you provided. If we have any questions we will contact you to clarify things. Part of our process could include a telephone screen. The selection panel will decide which applicants meet the selection criteria sufficiently to be placed on a shortlist. If your experience does not meet the required criteria for the role, you will receive an email declining your application. Once you have registered or applied for a role, you will receive alerts via email when roles that match your profile become available.

We try to screen all applicants within a few days of the role closing, although for some roles, this may take slightly longer. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

Your Interview

Your interview could be face to face or via Skype/ Video conference. You may bring whānau/support members with you, just let us know so we can make the appropriate arrangements. If you require any access support (e.g. adaptive equipment or accessible parking), this would be a good opportunity to let us know in order for us to make necessary arrangements.

We want you to show us your best, preparation is key!



Other Selection Activities

Sometimes shortlisted candidates will be required to partake in additional selection process activities;

  • Psychometric testing (Ability and Personality)
  • A specific skills test (e.g. computer use)
  • Presenting a lecture/seminar to other divisional/section/centre staff and/or students, or
  • A presentation to the selection panel
  • Second round interviews

Reference Checks

If you are the preferred candidate we will request your permission to contact at least two of your referees. Referees should be either a present or past employer and ideally be someone who has been your direct line manager.

Background Checks

For many of our roles an offer of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory completion of any number of checks. The recruitment team will be in contact to let you know what checks you would be required to undergo. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Qualification check
  • Credit check
  • Drivers licence check
  • Criminal conviction check

Please note that any information obtained will be checked with you for accuracy, but it is essential you provide us with all information relevant to the background checks or your general suitability for employment. Please be aware that if you have provided misleading or false information at any stage during the selection process then this may be grounds for dismissal without notice.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +64 3 423 0000

Freephone: 0800 10 60 10 (NZ only)

Postal address:

PO Box 85084

Lincoln University

Lincoln 7647, Canterbury, New Zealand