Frequently asked questions


How do I search and apply for jobs?

You can find our jobs by clicking into the job search link on our careers site. If you scroll down the page, you can filter by interest group, Contract type, Employment type, and Faculty/Directorate. Click on the role you are interested in, and click YES on Popup to Confirm. You will see a link at the top of the page to Apply, Full Advert/Print Preview, Tell a Friend, Job Description/Person Specification; Clicking APPLY will take you through to our online application process. When you first apply for a job you will need to register your details to create a candidate homepage, this will enable you to return to an incomplete application, track the progress of your application and save your details for future applications.

How do I set up job alerts?

You can also register for job alerts to receive e-mail alerts as and when new vacancies that meet your criteria become available. Please click on the Job Alerts section in your candidate profile on the Overview Tab. Click Add and filter the search criteria for suitable alerts. You can then save the search query, or save as Job Alert. You can select Daily, Weekly or Monthly alerts. Once you have saved a Job Alert, check Notify me by e-mail if the requirements in a job posting match the information in my profile.

What if I have problems viewing the pages on the DMU jobs website?

The DMU jobs pages are compatible with all current versions of major web browsers, including Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. If the pages return blank or incomplete information, press F5 (function key) to refresh the screen. If you still experience problems with viewing information this may mean that you need to reset your browser to enable or you may wish to consider clearing caches in your web browser. If this does not resolve the issue then it may be that the security settings in the web browser are blocking information if they are set at a high level. You may also want to check that you are using the most up to date version of the web browser. Alternatively, you could try using a different web browser. If you experience issues accessing the system please ensure you have checked the following:

Recommended browser requirements:
IE9 or later;
Firefox 4.082 or later;
Safari 5.0.1 or later;

1. Turn off pop-up blockers
(i.e. Tools, Pop-up Blocker, Turn off Pop-up Blocker)

2. Disable script debugging
(i.e. Tools, Internet Options, Advanced tab, tick 'Disable Script Debugging')

3. Enable Active/Java scripting
(i.e. Tools, Internet Options, Security tab, Internet zone, Custom level... button, scroll down to 'Scripting' settings, tick Enable for Active scripting and Scripting of Java applets)

Can I save my application and come back to it?

Yes, you can leave your application partially completed at any stage in the process and return to it through your candidate homepage.

All of the pages in the application process time out if they are inactive for 30 minutes. If for any reason you need to pause whilst preparing your application and you expect it will be 30 minutes before you return to it please ensure this is saved. Failure to save a partly completed application may result in you losing some or all of the information you have entered so regular saving is recommended.

How do I know the deadline for submitting my application?

The closing date for each vacancy is clearly stated on the Jobs Search page and on the Job Posting. The deadline for submission of applications is midnight on the closing date stated.

How long after a post closes will I hear back?

Recruiting managers have up to 2 weeks to shortlist candidates for a role. They will shortlist candidates based upon the essential and desirable criteria that is noted on the person specification.

How do I contact DMU if I have any further queries?

If you have any queries regarding the University's recruitment and selection process, please contact us at and the team will respond to your query.

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