University of Sydney

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Founded in 1850, and as the first university to be established in Australasia, the University of Sydney consistently ranks as one of Australia’s top universities, aiming to create and sustain a university that will, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world, maximise the potential of the brightest researchers and most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background. The University has built an international reputation for its outstanding teaching and research excellence.

The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.

Five Nobel and two Crafoord laureates have been affiliated with the university as graduates and faculty. The university has educated six prime ministers and 24 justices of the High Court of Australia, including four chief justices. Sydney has produced 24 Rhodes Scholars and several Gates Scholars.

The University of Sydney is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN), the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network. The university is colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities. Its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington.


Why work at University of Sydney?

We have a long history of nurturing research and innovation, and producing some of the finest minds in academia and the professional world. Regardless of the work you do here, you’ll be encouraged to think, challenge, explore, extend, and express, in an environment where there is never a shortage of inspiration. We encourage you to take your time and discover the right opportunity for you at the University of Sydney.

Our new strategic plan has at its heart our commitment to attracting and welcoming the brightest academics whatever their social or cultural background – and we invite you to join us.

We are justifiably proud of our position as a leading research and teaching university, and the contribution to cultural, social and intellectual life the University has made over the last 160 years. In 2011, the University of Sydney received the highest awarded income, a total of $59.3 million, of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant funding and the second highest number of grants, at 99, among Australian universities. We also received $26 million in grant funding from the 2011 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects and the highest ARC DECRA grants at $13.5 million.

We come from all corners of the globe. We reach across multidisciplinary barriers to find unique solutions to improve and transform the lives of others. We enjoy a true sense of community and belonging, stimulating scholarly exchange and the opportunity to engage in world-class research.

We value open minds, avid curiosity and a readiness to take on the big questions. We encourage vigorous debate, and we believe that differing perspectives can make good ideas great.

You’ll be part of an atmosphere where ideas matter. You’ll also benefit from strong links across our ten campuses and the wider community, all working together to support our own work and the work of others.

Like you, we value flexibility, balance and security. We give you the freedom and room to explore, believing that people achieve the most when their curiosity is encouraged. We understand your need to fulfil your potential. At every level, it’s what life at the University of Sydney is all about.

We offer great incentives, including outstanding superannuation and leave options, beautiful surrounds, and support for your career.


Not only is the University of Sydeny a great place to work but a wonderful place to live. So start searching for your next job at the University of Sydney with Global Academy Jobs.

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09 Oct 2018
08 Nov 2018

Associate Lecturer/ Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Associate Professor/Professor Education Focussed Reference No. 1905/0918C About the opportunity The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney is searching for outstanding academic staff m...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Belinda Hutchinson

Vice Chancellor: Michael Spence

Key facts:

Year of foundation: 1850

Student enrolments: 52,789(2014)

Staff: 7527(2014)

Number of alumni worldwide: 270,000(2014)

Student union clubs and societies: 200+