Jobs at the University of Newcastle

A job at UON is an opportunity to make your mark.

We are ranked in the world's top one per cent of universities and within the top 10 universities in Australia and this is just the start. We aim to lead the world in all our spheres of achievement.

By joining UON, you are joining a team that is centred on making a difference, not only on the global stage, but also nationally and in our local community. We create an environment where every employee has an opportunity to succeed and really make a stamp on their career and professional field.

A job at UON opens up a world of possibilities:

Be part of a university on the move


This is a remarkable and exciting time to be part of UON. Every staff member has a role to play for us to reach our goals. Our Strategic Plan maps out how we are breaking boundaries to keep up with the changing global landscape and cement our place as a world-class university.

Challenge and be challenged


We offer an extraordinary environment to push boundaries and take ideas forward. No matter your professional background, you will find a community of minds eager to work together to explore new ideas and continually improve the way we perform. UON is a place where we encourage innovation, celebrate achievement and reflect on our practice to ensure we are striving for excellence.

Step up


Every UON staff member has the chance to take their career forward. Our one-of-a-kind Leadership Framework provides a blueprint for how we can all build our careers and grow as leaders. Combined with a focus on your unique development needs, our people are well placed to be their best and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Work with the best in the field


We are developing the 'next generation' of higher education professionals that contribute services that go beyond support and enablement for academics; they challenge and inspire all of us. Our professional staff play an integral part in developing and delivering expertise, management, leadership and strategic services that are complex, rewarding and truly cutting edge.

Change lives


We are pioneers in contemporary education committed to equity and excellence. As the largest provider of enabling programs in Australia, we support motivated and talented students to thrive in their field of study. We lead the sector in both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and employment and almost half of the indigenous doctors in Australia graduated from UON. We also lead the way with integrated, practical and engaging teaching.

Live and work in the best place on Earth


People who work at UON live in regions that are forging bright new futures. Our main campuses in Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Macquarie, as well as our regional locations – enjoy all the benefits of space with a wealth of wonderful opportunities on our doorstep – arts and culture, industry, infrastructure and stunning natural environments to explore. Our campuses in Sydney and Singapore offer the excitement and opportunities that come with being in some of the most vibrant and thriving cities in the world.

Be rewarded


Your contribution to making us a world-class institution is recognised and rewarded in many different ways. Competitive salaries, formal awards programs, development opportunities and promotions are just the start. Our Healthy UON program looks after your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, our range of benefits allow you to enjoy a work life balance and we have a track record in equity and celebrating our diversity workforce including regular acknowledgement as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

We have a range of jobs available in diverse and varying fields. See what's currently on offer.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.