We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, motivated academic or professional staff who share our commitment to academic excellence and are keen to play a role in City's future achievements.
Opportunities to work at City are advertised on this website and can be accessed through the current vacancies section.
If you have already applied for a role at City you can also use the link above to access your account where you can update any details you have provided, access any messages or documents we may have sent to you or to finish any applications you may have in progress.
You can also use the vacancies section to register for e-mail alerts so you can be notified automatically of future job opportunities that may be of interest to you.
The application process
- All applicants are required to complete an application form. The link is provided in the job advertisement.
- Each application will take around 30 minutes to complete but can be saved and revisited.
- Please make sure that you have read the job description and have demonstrated how you meet the listed criteria for the post.
- Your application will be assessed according to how well you meet the knowledge, skills and attributes required.
- Once the closing date has passed, the role will close and no further applications will be accepted.
- Following the closing date the shortlist and selection process will commence.
- All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application once a decision has been made.
- If you are invited to attend an interview you will be notified by email and will be able to view information and book yourself into an available interview slot online.
Information about shortlisting and selection
Shortlisting will take place once the advertised closing date has passed and is based on the submitted application which is measured against the requirements specified in the selection criteria. The shortlist panel will focus on the skills, abilities and potential of each candidate and the criteria is applied uniformly to each application.
A record of the process is kept which indicates which criteria applicants met or failed to meet. Where more applicants have met the criteria than can be interviewed, applicants are placed in rank order and the shortlist drawn up on the basis of this ranking.
The selection methods used to assess shortlisted candidates will vary for each position advertised and the exact method is only determined when the shortlist has been established. At this point all shortlisted candidates will be informed of the exact method of selection.
For all positions an interview will usually take place to assess the skills, experience and competence of each candidate. The interview is also a forum through which each candidate can obtain information about City and the advertised position.
In addition to an interview other selection methods may also be used to assess a candidate's ability against the set criteria more accurately.
Asking candidates to deliver a short presentation or lecture can be a valuable way of helping to assess suitability for academic and research appointments.
This method is useful for assessing research experience and potential and whether research interests align with those of the University. It also enables candidates' lecturing and communication skills to be assessed, including their abilities to respond to questioning.
For professional and support roles it is more common to conduct exercises to assess a candidates ability to carry out tasks similar to the ones they would undertake in the advertised role such as drafting communications or suggesting the action that should be taken for various work based scenarios.
Presentations are also used in some cases and are a good method of assessing oral communication skills that require the post-holder to interact with or present information to groups of people.
Other selection methods that can be used to assess candidates include psychometric testing and assessment centres, which are useful when recruiting to specialist positions or senior roles.
Information for international applicants
City, University of London is an international employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity for all members of staff and students. City is one of the most popular destinations in the UK for international students who come from over 150 different countries and create a cosmopolitan and lively learning environment for education and research.
Our location in the centre of London and the international focus of our courses makes City a natural choice for international applicants looking to come and work in the UK.
Although the application process is the same for all candidates regardless of whether they are based within the UK or internationally we recognise that it may be difficult for some candidates to travel to the UK to take part in our selection processes.
To help overcome this we are able to offer alternative methods such as video interviews that enable international applicants to take part but do not compromise the rigorous selection standards that we have in place.
If you have indicated on your application form that you do not currently have eligibility to work in the UK, and you subsequently receive an offer of employment from City, the offer will be subject to you obtaining eligibility to work in the UK.
International applicants and/or applicants who do not already have a right to work in the UK are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the information on the Home Office website
Information for research applicants
At City we believe that education of the highest quality is provided by academic staff who are passionate about their subject, engage with it through high quality research and enterprise and bring the excitement and up-to-date experience of that engagement back to our students.
We therefore seek to attract and develop the most promising and outstanding researchers to both academic and research positions. We aim to provide high quality services and support to enable our researchers - whether staff or students - in turn to carry out high quality research and enterprise.
Further information can be found on our Research pages.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
City, University of London is committed to creating a culture in which equality, diversity and inclusion is promoted and celebrated and to building and maintaining an environment which values the diversity of its students, staff and wider community.
We ask applicants to provide information on key protected characteristics as part of the recruitment process as it allows us to review our statistics across recruitment campaigns and assess our progress in attracting, offering and retaining a diverse range of candidates and creating a fair and transparent process.
All information is confidential and is not utilised as part of the application process.
Further information on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at City.
Disability Confident Scheme
Creating a culture and environment in which our staff feel comfortable to disclose a disability is important to City, University of London. We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, which was launched in July 2016 and replaced the previous Two Ticks Symbol scheme.
The Disability Confident Scheme recognises employers who are committed to supporting applications from candidates with a disability of long term health condition.
As part of City's ongoing commitment to diversity and equality we have committed to:
- Interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.
- Discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what both they and their manager can do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities.
- Make every effort when employees become disabled to ensure they stay in employment.
- Take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.
- Review these commitments annually to assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve and let employees know about progress and future plans.
If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme, please select YES when prompted as you complete your application.