How to apply

All our vacancies are advertised online. Find out how to make an application and what to expect during the application process.

Applying online

All applications must be submitted using the online application system; we no longer accept emailed or posted application forms. You will need to register your details and complete an online application form in order to apply for any vacancy.

All vacancies are available until 5.00pm GMT on the day the vacancy closes.

University of Edinburgh Staff Registration

Internally advertised vacancies are restricted to University of Edinburgh staff only. You will need to complete the University of Edinburgh Registration process in addition to the standard registration. To do this you need to register as an applicant on the vacancies site and then follow the link on the left of the page for ‘Edinburgh University Staff Registration’ and enter your University Username (UUN).

Having done so, each time you wish to view current internal vacancies you need to login.

If you do not login each time internal vacancies will not be visible.

Login or Register

Help with your application

If you are unable to complete an application online, please contact Human Resources Business Systems to make alternative arrangements for submitting your application.

If you do not have personal access to an internet-connected computer, there are various public places that provide computing facilities, for example:

Edinburgh City Libraries

UK Online Centres In exceptional circumstances you can access a computer at the following University building:

Human Resources, 4th Floor, Dalhousie Land, Holyrood Campus, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Our computing facilities are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except during the University Christmas closure period). If you wish to take advantage of this, please contact HR Business Systems.

The online application process

The online application process involves a number of steps where you provide the information we need to process your application and comply with our statutory reporting responsibilities.

In order for your application to be successfully submitted you must provide all the mandatory information for your particular vacancy.

You can upload relevant document(s) to your application prior to submitting if you wish.

You can save each section of your application as you go along so do not need to complete the whole form at once.

You can also copy a previously submitted application when applying for a new vacancy. When doing this, you will need to re-attach any documents that you have previously uploaded.

**If you experience any problems using the internet browser Safari to complete the online application process please ensure that you are using Safari version 5.1.7 or a more recent version as there are problems with older versions of Safari**

Submitting your application

Once you have submitted your application, you will see a confirmation message on screen acknowledging receipt of your application. You will also receive confirmation to the email address you provided.

Once your application has been submitted, it cannot be amended or withdrawn using the online application system. If you wish to amend or withdraw your application, please contact Human Resources Business Systems.

HR Business Systems

Contact details

What happens next?

Once all applications have been received, all applicants will receive confirmation by email whether or not they have been successful in reaching the next stage of the recruitment process.

If you are to be invited for an interview, you will receive an email notification that may direct you to log back into the online application system in order to view/select your interview time.

Student Admissions and Staff Recruitment Statement on Philanthropic Support - The University’s selection criteria for student admissions are fully independent of philanthropic support of the institution. In addition any donation will not affect the academic record of any current or future students nor have a bearing on any dispute between a student and the University about the outcome of his/her programme of study. The University’s selection criteria for the recruitment of its staff and any research agendas are also fully independent of philanthropic support of the institution.