Working here

Academic working here

More than just a campus

Whether you’re an academic or looking to develop your professional career, we feel we have something unique to offer.

Research and teaching environment

Our new strategic plan has at its heart our commitment to attracting and welcoming the brightest academics whatever their social or cultural background – and we invite you to join us.

We are justifiably proud of our position as a leading research and teaching university, and the contribution to cultural, social and intellectual life the University has made over the last 160 years. In 2011, the University of Sydney received the highest awarded income, a total of $59.3 million, of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant funding and the second highest number of grants, at 99, among Australian universities. We also received $26 million in grant funding from the 2011 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects and the highest ARC DECRA grants at $13.5 million.

We come from all corners of the globe. We reach across multidisciplinary barriers to find unique solutions to improve and transform the lives of others. We enjoy a true sense of community and belonging, stimulating scholarly exchange and the opportunity to engage in world-class research.

We value open minds, avid curiosity and a readiness to take on the big questions. We encourage vigorous debate, and we believe that differing perspectives can make good ideas great.

Professional career environment

You’ll be part of an atmosphere where ideas matter. You’ll also benefit from strong links across our ten campuses and the wider community, all working together to support our own work and the work of others.

Like you, we value flexibility, balance and security. We give you the freedom and room to explore, believing that people achieve the most when their curiosity is encouraged. We understand your need to fulfil your potential. At every level, it’s what life at the University of Sydney is all about.

We offer great incentives, including outstanding superannuation and leave options, beautiful surrounds, and support for your career.