University of Wollongong
Profile Industry : Education & Training
Location : New South Wales
SECTOR : Higher Education
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Bronze


We are a young and vibrant university and a powerhouse of learning and teaching excellence. We assert our standing as a significant research-intensive university aiming for a position in the top 1% globally and understand this can only be achieved by attracting and retaining a diverse blend of talent. Our staff reflect the diversity of our community – in gender, sexuality, disability and cultural diversity. We recognise and celebrate each of those individually and recognise their intersectionality.


Equity and social justice, mutual respect and collegiality, diversity of cultures, ideas and peoples are just a few of the core values by which the University of Wollongong operates.

In 2015 the Human Rights Commission ranked UOW as among the most LGBTIQ+ friendly university in Australia.

As a Bronze employer in the AWEI, UOW is an employer of choice for trans and gender diverse people. Applicants are able to speak with the Recruitment team at uowrecruitment@uow who have attended Ally training.


We are seeking talented and dedicated academic and professional services staff who can work collaboratively for their own success and that of the Institution. We’re committed to the growth and success of each employee so that we can sustain our culture of excellence and innovation. Importantly, staff will have the opportunity to really connect with the University community and contribute to its growth, direction and future successes.


Wollongong NSW; with smaller campuses in Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay, Bega, Moss Vale, Loftus, Sydney and Dubai.


Higher Education Teaching and Research.


Academic and non-Academic positions.


Academic staff usually require a PhD or Masters level qualification or significant industry experience. Professional services staff require differing levels of qualifications and experience depending on the advertised position.


All positions are advertised on our website at:


Over 2,000 Employees.

We are a place where all people can expect to study and work safely, free from discrimination, harassment or vilification.

In 2011 the University of Wollongong started the Ally Network, a network of allies consisting of students and staff supporting or identifying as LGBTI, which now boasts more than 120 members. Allies provide a safe and respectful environment to help make UOW a better place to work and study.

Marcus O’Donnell Journalism Program Convenor

UOW is a tremendously supportive place for LGBTI staff and students. We have openly gay, lesbian and trans staff across all levels. I was hired into the journalism program based in large part on my experience as editor in the gay and lesbian media. Because UOW is a regional university in an area that can still be challenging for LGBTI people, its role as a beacon of openness and support is particularly important.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
University of Wollongong