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


Established in 1911, we are recognised internationally as an excellent, comprehensive research-intensive university. Our values-driven leadership, quality staff and exceptionally beautiful campus combine to offer a vibrant employment and student experience.


The University takes its social responsibility leadership role seriously, and has received many diversity awards, including being ranked by the Australian Workplace Equality Index as a Top 10 employer for LGBTI inclusivity for four consecutive years.


We are committed to attracting staff passionate about and committed to delivering high quality educational services in a competitive international environment. We particularly value diversity and seek staff who demonstrate great attitude, a willingness to embrace change and the capacity to be intellectually and emotionally comfortable with difference.


Primary campus in Perth, Western Australia (two smaller campuses in Geraldton and Albany, WA)


Research intensive higher education


A doctorate is required for academic staff wishing to be promoted above the ‘entry’ rank of Assistant Professor. A relevant degree will enhance both recruitment and promotional opportunities for prospective and existing professional staff.


Employment opportunities:

Sarah Duke, Manager, Attraction and Recruitment

(08) 6488 4273

LGBTI enquiries:

Malcolm Fialho, Senior Diversity Officer (08) 6488 2252

Fiona Maley

Marketing and Research Coordinator,

School of Population Health (08) 6488 1299


Approximately 3800


The University aims to graduate students who are well placed to be the leaders of their chosen path. Modelling an inclusive workplace is one way in which we realise this aim. We provide our students with a broad educational experience that positions them to be citizens of the globe, intellectually and emotionally comfortable with difference. It is vital therefore that we focus on creating an inclusive campus where students and staff can be themselves and realise their full potential. Homophobia, transphobia and ignorance of the rights of others have no place in such a culture.”

– Winthrop Professor Dawn Freshwater, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and Executive Sponsor

Duc Dau Postdoctoral Research Fellow

As a bisexual woman of Asian heritage, finding myself welcomed and embraced by my chosen workplace is important to my productivity and wellbeing.

I became a UWA Ally when I was a student, and I remain an Ally as a member of staff. Being an Ally indicates that I support a workplace that respects and welcomes everyone. I am proud to be part of a network at the vanguard of inclusiveness

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 Western Australia