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Women at the University of Sydney

Academic Promotions

Applications for promotion are called for annually in the first half of the year. Intending applicants are advised to consult with their Head of School, relevant Associate Dean or supervisor as early as possible before preparing their application.

Carers leave

Is the same for Academic and General Staff and appears in both University of Sydney Staff Agreements 2006-2008.

For Academic Staff see clause 29.2

For General Staff see clause 42.3

EOOnline ‘Fair Play on Campus’

This is a self-paced online professional development program in equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment issues for all University staff. EOOnline aims to support a positive environment at the University of Sydney in which all students and staff are treated fairly and equitably.

Fair Play on Campus!

Special Studies Program (SSP)

The SSP is a period of release from normal duties to allow academic staff to undertake a planned program of academic activity and development.

Flexible Work Arrangements Policy

This policy provides an overview of the flexible working arrangements available at the University.

Equity and diversity at the University

We aim to provide an environment for learning and working where our students, staff and visitors feel comfortable and included. The brightest minds and most promising ideas can come from anywhere, but they need dedicated support and space to fully develop, and that is what the University provides.

Find out more about equity and diversity at the University of Sydney.

Women in Leadership Program

The Women in Leadership Program (WIL) has been held annually since 1995, is fully sponsored by the University, and is coordinated by the Staff and Student Equal Opportunity Unit. The program is designed for women who aspire to or are in leadership and management roles at the University of Sydney. Separate sessions are run each year for academic staff and general staff.

Related projects/groups

Wisenet - The Women in Science Enquiry Network

This group was established to increase women's participation in the sciences and to link people in different branches of science and those working towards a more participatory and socially useful science.

Women at Work Research Group (WWRG)

The Women and Work Research Group (WWRG) provides high quality research, research training and consultancy on all aspects of women's experience of work, employment, family and community in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.


Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency

Australian Government Office for Women (part of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Books and Articles

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women scientists speak out by Emily Monosson. Cornell University Press ISBN 9780801446641.

If Only It Were a Glass Ceiling: Gendered Academic Careers by Belinda Probert. In: Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research; pages: 7-23. Fastenau, Maureen (Author). Melbourne: RMIT Publishing, 2004.

Probert, B. (2005), "I just couldn't fit it in: gender and unequal outcomes in academic careers", Gender Work and Organization, Vol. 12 No.1, pp.50-72.

Maria Gardiner, Marika Tiggemann, Hugh Kearns & Kelly Marshall (2007), "Show me the money! An empirical analysis of mentoring outcomes for women in academia, Higher Education Research & Development", 26:4, 425-442

de Vries, J. (2007), “Can’t we just fix the women? Designing a women’s leadership development program that challenges the organisation”, in T. Jefferson, L. Lord, N. Nelson and A. Preston (Eds) Changes, Challenge, Choices. Conference Proceedings from the Inaugural International Women and Leadership Conference, Fremantle, 16 and 17 November 2006.