The University employs over seven thousand staff, divided almost evenly between academic and professional staff and is supported by over two and a half thousand additional casual staff. Our academic and professional staff include many talented, committed and long-serving people.

It is our staff, their interactions with each other, with students and with local, national and international communities that establish and define our reputation and position in the global higher education sector.

Three tutors talking to each other

The multiplicity of jobs available in the Uni allows staff to grow and develop in their career.

—Melbourne Staff Survey 2011

Our staff values outline the qualities we admire and continually strive to exhibit as individuals and as an organisation, guiding our behaviour and underpinning the way we work. The University celebrates its cultural diversity and is committed to social harmony and cohesion supporting all staff and students.

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Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis AC talking to four students

Sense of community and diversity that is always evident within the University among its staff and students

—Melbourne Staff Survey 2011

Teaching is the principal means by which the University disseminates knowledge, trains students as scholars and professionals and prepares the next generation of researchers. Student learning is a crucial strand in the triple helix (research, learning & teaching and engagement), and is the original and enduring purpose of a university.

Staff and their immediate families are entitled to discounts of up to 25% for undertaking courses at the University. There are also study leave options available as the University support its staff and their ongoing professional development.

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Teaching

Respect for intellectual freedom and pursuit of knowledge

—Melbourne Staff Survey 2011

The University of Melbourne is a leading Australian research university, with research expenditure second only to that of the CSIRO, and the largest cohort of research students in Australia. The University has a rich history of pioneering research and technological development, and we remain on the forefront of innovation.

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Research

The calibre and quality of research produced is unbeatable.

—Melbourne Staff Survey 2011

The University of Melbourne is placed 1st in Australia and 28th internationally in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012-2013.

The University is also Australia's leader in the Shanghai Jiao Tong and Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan rankings, and second nationally in the QS table.

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Reputation

Sense of pride to work for a high achieving, highly respected employer.

—Melbourne Staff Survey 2011

The University of Melbourne offers staff benefits including career development and training, family friendly policies, flexible working hours, salary packaging opportunities, competitive salaries with up to 17% superannuation, and great campus facilities.

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Three people looking up and holding a big red arrow

The Uni's support of flexible and casual work conditions allows a great balance for work, family and other interests.

—Melbourne Staff Survey 2011

The Parkville campus offers staff a vast number of services and facilities, including banks, libraries, caf├ęs and more.

Get involved around the University with a number of sporting facilities and clubs available to staff, as well as access to the Ian Potter Museum of Art and University House.

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The South Lawn at the Parkville campus

The wonderful atmosphere that is part of the student experience which flows on to staff.

—Melbourne Staff Survey 2011