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Durham University

Academic Talent

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Get in touch

If you have an enquiry about the recruitment process, please contact us on and please include the job title and reference number.

If you are having difficulties with the online application itself, please send your enquiry to and please include the job title and reference number.

We welcome the opportunity to talk, so ifyou would like to chat in confidence about the role, the academic department or the University please check the How to Apply section at the back of the relevant job description, where you will find the contact details of a colleague in the relevant department. Similarly, if you have any questions about your current situation and support we can put in place, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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If you are unable to complete your application via our recruitment system due to a disability or because your software is incompatible, please get in touch with us on

Do I need to apply online?

We would ask that all candidates apply for posts online, which allows us to deal with your application quickly and you will have immediate confirmation that we have received it.

However, we recognise that online application is not always possible. If you need to make your application by alternative means please contact us on or +44 (0) 191 334 6801 to discuss suitable arrangements.

Closing time

The closing date and time for each post is provided in each of the job descriptions.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications after the closing time, including where the application has been partially completed. Please give yourself sufficient time to upload your documents in advance of any post closing.

Can I withdraw my application?

You cannot withdraw your application via our recruitment system. If you have changed your mind (and we would be sorry to see you go), please let us know as soon as possible at and we will ensure your application is not progressed further.

Professor Susan Hart, Executive Dean (Business)