The University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne has an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Independently-published world rankings consistently place the university as a leader in higher education in Australia, the Asia Pacific and around the globe.

Founded in 1853 two years after Victoria separated from New South Wales and the discovery of rich deposits of gold, the University was established to the north of Melbourne. It is Australia's second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria.

University of Melbourne followed the ideals of mid-nineteenth century universities of secular education, and with an emphasis on modern languages and literature, mathematics and natural science alongside classics and ancient history.

From these foundations Melbourne's university developed, not always smoothly, into new areas, offering Law from 1857, Engineering and Medicine from 1852. Melbourne University admitted women in 1881, and Julia ‘Bella’ Guerin became the first woman to graduate from an Australian university (BA, 1883) . Early debates about the proper role of the university learning, and the degree to which it should be shielded from commercial and practical issues gave way slowly to a university that by World War Two saw itself as integral to the nation building through its capacity for research in the social, natural and medical sciences. UniMelb also awarded the first Australian PhD in 1947.

During this period, the body of students expanded from an initial 16 students, to 2,000 by the end of World War I, to 6,000 by the end of World War II, and with the increasing weight of numbers brought an increasing influence over public debates, exploring public questions and hosting critical political and social debates. The Australian academic community has been enriched in the past fifty years with the addition of new universities, an international community of students, and increasing partnerships with and engagement with the wider local, national and internal communities.

A proud patron of the Arts, we are home to over 30 stunning galleries, museums, historical and cultural collections. University of Melbourne host a broad range of cultural programs throughout the year, contributing to Melbourne’s lively artistic and cultural life.

Be a part of what makes UniMelb Australia's No. 1 University

We offer our staff more than just a job — we offer them an opportunity to be part of a dynamic world class organisation which provides its staff with exceptional benefits and support at every stage of their life and career. Learn more about the University and what we have to offer:


The University of Melbourne is committed to a diverse, harmonious community supporting all staff and students as they achieve a deeper appreciation of their own cultures, as well as greater cross-cultural understanding. The University strives to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

The University of Melbourne has well established policies and procedures that create opportunities for flexible work arrangements such as flexi-time, job sharing and home-based work in all levels and roles across the organisation, including management roles. These policies recognise that the provision of flexible work options is linked to enhanced organisational capabilities.

The benefits of working at the University of Melbourne

The University is a living campus, with plenty happening all the time. Whether it’s lunchtime music events or free public lectures, there is always something to attract your interest whilst working at the University of Melbourne. To keep apprised of all that is happening at the University, visit the Events website.

As a staff member of the University of Melbourne you will have access to the University’s extensive collections.

As a department of the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Theatre Company offers all full and part time University staff and their partners exclusive discounts of up to 20% on MTC subscriptions and individual show tickets. Staff can also deduct the cost of an MTC subscription from their post-tax salary.

The University has well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to staff to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University.

Career development is unique to each individual. More and more the nature of work is such that you will have a number of career changes or transitions in your lifetime. Sometimes these transitions may be planned and sometimes they may not due to personal circumstances, lifestyle choices, organisational change, and other factors.

The University of Melbourne assists staff at all stages of their career, providing advice, tools and assistance to help them achieve their career goals. A career development and transition toolkit is available as a reference for staff, as well as support for academic career development and mentoring within the University.

Staff receive an  8% discount on Health Insurance with BUPA.


Careers in the Management and Marketing Department at the University of Melbourne

The Department of Management and Marketing is a vibrant, diverse and successful department and is part of Australia’s No. 1 university. The Department is currently growing and is seeking to make a number of academic appointments at different levels in key areas. Appointees will be strong research-focused scholars who are international in their outlook and interested in contributing to a supportive academic community.

Research in Management and Marketing

The Faculty of Business and Economics at UniMelb is home to a wide range of specialist research centres. Our academics are active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.

Our Department is also home to the Centre for Workplace Leadership, a research centre dedicated to leadership research, improving the quality of leadership in Australian workplaces, and developing leaders.

Our research degrees in Management and Marketing emphasise independent, original work and collaboration with leading scholars.

For more information please visit the Management and Marketing Department website.

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Key staff:

Key Staff

  • Chancellor: Allan J. Myers AC QC
  • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Glyn Davis AC



  • No. 1 In Australia Hide ranking details *Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018
  • No. 32 In the world *Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018
  • No. 7 In the world for graduate employability *QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018

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Postera Crescam Laude

"We grow in the esteem of future generations"


Year established



Main campus location

Parkville, Victoria, Australia



Group of Eight

Universitas 21

Association of Pacific Rim Universities