Why work at UOW
Choosing a career at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is full of possibilities and will put you in the forefront of learning, teaching and research. You’ll find a great connection with dedicated colleagues and will enjoy high levels of employee engagement and organisational progress. Our committed staff work together to make UOW better.
Whilst we are regionally located, our connections and reach are global with our reputation and achievements growing. We are strongly independent and committed to an active research, learning and teaching culture. We know how to put knowledge into action.
At UOW ideas happen – we provide support to help our staff to achieve their goals and their dreams. UOW is a contemporary university situated in natural surrounds with everything our staff and students could wish for. World class facilities, cutting edge research, a renowned library, a state-of-the-art recreation and aquatic centre, business services, entertainment facilities and so much more. At UOW, our aim is to connect great minds so that we can achieve our goal of being positioned in the top 1% of universities in the world.
Reputation and Culture
At UOW, it’s all about making the right connections. We have earned an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s most dynamic universities. We are listed in the top 2% of universities in the world with the aim of being in the top 1%. We are globally ranked as one of Australia’s best modern universities. We are also globally rated a five star university. But it’s our staff that makes it all happen. The fact that we have the highest level of staff engagement in the higher education sector across Australia and New Zealand says a lot about what it’s like to work here.
Research and Teaching
Our great reputation doesn’t come about without some hard work. At UOW we’ve invested a lot and the results show. We’ve earned a reputation as a responsive and focused institution where researchers across different disciplines work together to produce results. Our internationally recognised research strengths have a strong history of successful research collaboration and commercial partnerships. Our Research Themes actively encourage academics to engage and connect; this naturally leads to collaboration with world class colleagues. With the changing global research environment, we will continue to recruit top class researchers and great minds to contribute to our growing excellence.
UOW is celebrated for its outstanding academic record. It’s rated among the best universities in Australia for excellence in teaching, student experience and graduate employment. We have achieved this by connecting our students with an engaging and internationally focused learning experience. UOW fosters the connections between educators and students in a diverse and culturally rich learning environment. This is underpinned by state-of-the-art facilities and world-class research teams. Development and recognition is a key contributor to our success. Our Faculty-run teaching award programs and the UOW Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning are offered annually to both individuals and teaching groups, providing recognition of teaching excellence.
Community and Collaboration
We’ve spent many years building meaningful relationships with the people close to us. By developing partnerships with over 150 universities in research, teaching and exchange, as well as with major corporations, organisations and government bodies across the globe, we can encourage our staff and students to explore and grow the links with these major influencers. Of course, UOW works hard to add to the economic and cultural wealth of Wollongong, one of Australia’s most livable cities, and connects with local communities through a range of collaborative programs. We are very proud of the UOW Cares workplace giving program, which was established in 2007. The incredible staff at UOW has contributed almost $300,000 to community organisations. All money raised goes towards vital financial assistance for groups working in areas such as conservation, medical and disability support, health and medical research, UOW student support, humanitarian programs and community assistance.
Our campus and location
Simply, it’s the perfect environment for teaching, research and learning. It’s located on the New South Wales coast, just 80 km south of Sydney and 3km from the centre of Wollongong. The campus combines a tranquil bush setting with contemporary facilities and nearby infrastructure to provide an ideal place for developing your career.
The possibilities are endless in Wollongong. If you want to combine cosmopolitan city living with relaxed costal living, this is the place for you. With a lively arts scene, regular local and visiting performing arts and musical productions, and professional sports teams, there is so much to get involved in. The city’s spectacular natural setting provides many recreational opportunities, from surfing, fishing and diving, to mountain climbing, hand-gliding and bush walking. And for those looking for a little bit more, Sydney is only a short drive away.
UOW is a place full of great opportunities. A place where you can really connect with great minds, contribute and grow.
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