The University of Adelaide

Australia

Founded in 1874, the University of Adelaide is a world-class tertiary education and research institution committed to delivering high quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences.

By every measure, the University of Adelaide—a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities—stands tall among the world’s leading institutions of learning and innovation.

The University of Adelaide is governed by its Council which is established by the University of Adelaide Act 1971. The University focus is informed by the manifold changes confronting today’s society, including the:

  • need for economic transition—to new industries and jobs

  • imperative of social transformation—demanding more accessible, lifelong learning

  • impact of globalisation—making global opportunities available locally

  • pervasive nature of technological disruption—redefining socio-economic constructs

  • pursuit of sustainability—socially, economically and environmentally.

The University is uniquely positioned to design and drive a prosperous, entrepreneurial future for South Australia built on knowledge, innovation and collaboration. The University community is united by a deep respect for the value of education and research, and the power these have to transform lives and the world in which we all live. This is demonstrated each day in the passion, commitment, energy and enthusiasm staff bring to their roles.

‘’We’re a dynamic participant in society, leading our community in leveraging change for social and economic benefit. We listen to industry. And we connect with diverse community groups far and wide to deliver education and research of the highest value and impact.’’

 

Campuses

The University of Adelaide has four main campuses, each with a distinctive profile. Three in South Australia at North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy and one in Melbourne, Victoria.

 

Partnerships

Our broad range of relationships allow us to participate in opportunities impacting communities closest to us and abroad.

At the University of Adelaide, we look to identify how we can create new partnerships, and develop current ones. We recognise the impact that partnerships have on our development as a leading research institution and in turn, the impact our support can have on communities and organisations.

 

Research

With more than 4000 research staff and students working together, supported by modern infrastructure and innovative culture, the University of Adelaide has all the ingredients to tackle global research challenges and deliver positive impacts.

Our researchers have made vital contributions to game-changing inventions throughout history including x-ray crystallography, insulin, penicillin and the Olympic torch and cauldron.

As a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's most research-intensive institutions, the University is a destination of choice for highly talented researchers, students, government and industry partners.

 

Working at the University of Adelaide

The success of a university is largely determined by the quality and commitment of its people.

The University of Adelaide community is united by a deep respect for the value of education and research, and the power these have to transform lives and the world in which we all live. This is demonstrated each day in the passion, commitment, energy and enthusiasm that staff bring to their jobs. The University's reputation for excellence is derived from the quality of its staff and their leadership skills. The aim of the various programs on offer whist working for The University of Adelaide is to increase the skills, knowledge and aptitude of staff, in defined areas, to increase their competence and performance, thereby supporting the goals of the University. Many personal and professional development courses are available, with most training conducted by on-campus providers.

 

 

Original custodians

The University wishes to acknowledge the Kaurna people, the original custodians of the Adelaide Plains and the land on which The University of Adelaide’s campuses at North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy are built.

The University of Adelaide is committed to working with our local Aboriginal communities, to reconcile the wrongs of the colonial past. This process has begun in collaboration with the South Australian Museum and the Aboriginal communities affected. A repatriation process is being conducted to return all ancestral remains and cultural artefacts to their communities of origin wherever possible. In committing to this process the University will be guided by Aboriginal communities, in acknowledgment of their tradition and authority.

The University of Adelaide is committed to a process based on equality, respect and healing.

 


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Australia


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Australia


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$71,401- $119,391

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(Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 or (Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply. Fixed term, full-time position for 2 years with possibility of extension. This is a unique opportunity to join one of Australia’s most well-fund...

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Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time


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$89,610 - $96,007

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Key staff:

Chancellor - The Hon. Catherine Branson AC QC

Vice-Chancellor and President - Professor Peter Høj AC

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) - Professor Jennie Shaw

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Research) - Professor Anton Middelberg

Chief Operating Officer, University Operations - Bruce Lines

Key facts:

  • Considered top 1% of universities worldwide, and the top university in our state - QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education and Shanghai Jiao Tong’s Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU)
  • Distinguished alumni: five Nobel Laureates; over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first Indigenous recipient; and Australia’s first female prime minister and Supreme Court judge.
  • A diverse student body of over 27,000 from more than 90 countries.
  • Adelaide ranked third most liveable city in the world and #1 in Australia, when measured across stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.*
  • Researchers in photonics and advanced sensing at Adelaide, have created the world’s most precise timepiece, known as the Sapphire Clock.

 

Our alumni 

  • five Nobel Laureates, accounting for almost a third of Australia’s 16 total recipients
  • over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including our country’s first Indigenous Australian recipient
  • one of Australia’s most revered Antarctic explorers, Sir Douglas Mawson, OBE, who was a Professor of Geology and Mineralogy here for 31 years
  • Australia’s first female prime minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard, AC
  • professional astronaut and first Australian to walk in space, Andy Thomas, AO.

Another of our alumni, the remarkable Dame Roma Mitchell, AC, DBE, CVO, QC became Australia’s first female Queen's Counsel, Supreme Court judge, university chancellor and state governor.

 

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