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Professional careers

Progress your professional career at Sydney

We offer incredible professional career opportunities in diverse roles. Our people engage with brilliant minds, push boundaries and make a difference.

As a major international university with more than 7000 full-time equivalent employees, we can offer you an exciting work environment and the opportunities and rewards to fulfil your potential.

To continue succeeding at a global level, we need the support of a wide variety of people and professions. Whatever your area of expertise, we give you the opportunity to thrive in an environment that encourages flexibility, creativity, diversity and integrity.

You can influence and help define the future of the University and the leaders of tomorrow.

Casual employment

We recruit casual staff to fill temporary professional positions throughout the University. Many of the positions are administrative and based at the Camperdown/Darlington Campus. However, there are also opportunities for finance specialists, experienced student service officers and project roles.

Typical assignments provide cover for staff absences, increases in workload, projects and new initiatives. Assignments may be part-time or full-time and positions. If you are interested in working at the University in a casual position, register for job alerts or search for casual roles.

Meet a few of our professional staff

Robyn Turner

Robyn Turner

Director, Academic Services, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Robyn Turner joined the University of Sydney in 2009 following a career in the corporate sector. She enjoys working with the smartest people in the room – intelligent people doing ground breaking research and teaching the best and brightest students from around the world. “I had the opportunity to join the Faculty of Agriculture producing world-changing research and working on some of the most important issues today – carbon, water, food security and quality. It was my chance to take on a newly created role and make it my own.” Robyn is now working in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies as Director and Head of Academic Services. She enjoys the variety and hard work that comes with working in a big faculty that is experiencing significant growth with a large transformation project underway.

Angele Taggart

Angele Taggart

Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer

One of the things Angele Taggart enjoys most about working at the University is the fact it’s such a community environment. "The opportunities for professional diversity is a key feature I enjoy, as is the training that is offered,” she says. “There is a constant buzz that is very stimulating.” Angele has developed a network group for executive assistants and administrative staff of the University of Sydney. The group is continuously growing and discusses topics such as career development, mentoring, staying happy and healthy, and networking.


Recruitment team

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