The University of Queensland
Profile Industry : Education & Training
Location : Queensland
SECTOR : Higher Education
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Silver


Ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide as measured by several key independent rankings in 2022,

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.

UQ is one of three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.


UQ is a pacesetter in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from bioscience and nanotechnology to mining, engineering, social science and humanities.

The third Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, conducted in 2018, reaffirmed the exceptional quality of research at UQ, with 100 per cent of UQ’s research – evaluated across all 22 broad fields of research and 97 specialised fields of research – rated as being at world standard or above.


The University of Queensland is committed to attracting quality academic and professional staff who are passionate about the three pillars of the University; learning, discovery and engagement.

The University of Queensland is a large employer with a variety of academic and professional roles available. For current opportunities please see UQ Jobs:


St Lucia, Herston, Woolloongabba and Gatton.


The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities.



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Almost 7,000 EFT


UQ offers numerous benefits to its staff including: competitive salary packages, flexible work arrangements, impressive staff development and a diverse and inclusive work environment in attractive campuses.

UQ, a proud recipient of a Silver Award in the 2021 Pride in Diversity AWEI, is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place of work and study.

The UQ Ally program is an award-winning program that maintains a trained, visible network of allies who support LGBTI staff and students. You will see rainbows as visible signs of support all over UQ -on key days of observance the rainbow Pride flag flies at our St Lucia Campus and UQ Allies also proudly wear rainbow badges.

Dino Willox


Director of Student Employability

I am the Director of Student Employability at The University of Queensland. I am also a Member of Senate, a Principal Fellow of AdvanceHE, and Chair of the UQ Ally Action Committee. Through these roles I work in partnership with a wide range of academics and professional staff in curricular, cocurricular, and extracurricular spaces, as well as colleagues in industry and government sectors. This complex and multidimensional situation requires a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality, which is vital for creativity and innovation.


 Flic French


Student Engagement Manager, The University of Queensland Library

I joined The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2017, about 6 months after I arrived in Australia from the UK with my partner Kate. One of the first things that struck me about UQ is how beautiful the campus is, especially when the Rainbow Flag is flying over Forgan Smith – it makes me proud to come to work.

I feel comfortable being out at UQ, and I find wearing my Ally lanyard as I walk around campus makes it easier for me to connect with staff and students who are also members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. This is particularly important working in Student Engagement, because one of the aims of my role is to make Libraries safe and inclusive spaces for everyone who needs to use them (which at a University really encompasses everyone!). I also enjoy facilitating LGBTQIA+ inclusion training for UQ staff and am lucky that UQ supported me to become a Pride in Diversity Endorsed Trainer.

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
The University of Queensland