Charles Darwin University is unique. No other single Australian university serves such a large area of the continent, in such a remote location and with such a small population to sustain it.
While the Northern Territory covers around 16 percent of Australia, in 2015 it was home to just over 1 percent of the population, 30 percent of whom were Indigenous compared with around 3 percent of the general Australian population.
The only university based in the Northern Territory, CDU is a dual sector university. We are the most northerly Australian university, literally on Asia’s doorstep. Closer in many respects to the vast populations of Asia than to the southern Australian states.
Ours is a university deeply engaged with, and informed by, Australia’s Indigenous people. Recognising that we operate on the lands of many strong Indigenous nations, respecting the knowledge and culture of Aboriginal people and committed to Indigenous advancement.
These are truly unique features that CDU embraces as both challenges and opportunities for the years ahead, building on the strong foundations and remarkable achievements of our 25-year history.
In this relatively short space of time, we have developed a reputation as one of the most innovative teaching and learning and most research-intensive universities in Australia and have risen to the ranks of the top 2 percent of world universities in 2015.
CDU has provided and will continue to provide, the human capital that underpins the future prosperity of Northern Australia and our near Asian region, while also providing innovative and flexible online learning choices for a broader national student market.
Why work at CDU?
Charles Darwin University is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. The University has grown to become an internationally renowned dual-sector university offering strong education and training opportunities in both Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training.
At Charles Darwin University we have a passion and a vision to use our skills and knowledge to help shape a brighter future and intend to become outstanding achievers across all areas of our core business – teaching and learning, research, engagement, Indigenous leadership and internationalisation.
Our collective beliefs
We believe a new world university is one built on social justice, sustainability, creativity and collective effort. A place where everyone can follow their passion to make things better – however big or small. We strive for excellence, integrity, accountability and equality of opportunity for all.
We value and respect the place, history and culture of Indigenous Australians. We’re all about bringing people together to use knowledge to help shape a brighter future.
How we use knowledge for the future:
We believe that everyone can contribute to making a positive impact, regardless of background – whether through ground-breaking research, becoming a teacher in an Indigenous community or supporting the rights of others.
As leaders in research, we’re committed to preserving and protecting our environment, to ethical business practices and to using technology to build a more sustainable future.
We value originality, artistic endeavour and freedom of expression. We believe in learning from Indigenous and international cultures to create a new vision for the future.
We care about addressing the real issues in our local communities and across our region, through bringing together like-minded people with a desire to make their world a little better.
Our employee benefits
Academic and Professional career opportunities
Full-time, part-time and casual employment
Friendly and collaborative work environment
Up to 17% superannuation
Six weeks paid annual leave
17% leave loading for Academic, Professional and General Staff
Professional development and training
Study assistance and paid study leave
Options to salary sacrifice
Remote Regional Allowance
Career advancement opportunities
Flexible working hours
Family leave entitlements
Corporate Health Cover
On-site facilities (Medical, Post Office, Cafes, Bookshop, Childcare and Gymnasium)
Living in the Northern Territory
Find out more about Darwin and living in Australia's Northern Territory.