Why work at UOW
Salary and benefits
UOW supports staff to achieve a healthy work/life balance through a range of initiatives including flexible work arrangements, 4 weeks annual leave a year, personal leave days (which includes personal sick leave and carers leave) plus additional leave over the Christmas/New Year break.
We offer competitive salaries, above mandated Commonwealth awards, as well as access to generous superannuation, structured career progression and flexible working arrangements.
For more information on what it is like to work at UOW you can read about our employment conditions.
Join an internationally respected research institution and work in world class facilities providing real world solutions to real world problems.
UOW's research facilities include:
- Innovation Campus
- Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM)
- SMART Infrastructure Facility
- Early Start Research Institute
- Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute
- Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
- Australian Steel Research Hub
- Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)
On-going career and professional development
UOW believes in supporting staff to develop their skills and career. We offer a comprehensive range of professional development activities for both academic and professional services staff. These activities include workshops, networks, coaching, mentoring, online resources, grants and awards.
Workshops – a wide range of both face-to-face and online training are offered to support staff in developing their skills in areas such as leadership, research development, teaching and curriculum development, communication skills, workplace health and safety, cultural awareness and career progression.
Networks – a number of networks to support staff in their roles and develop relationships between different areas of the University community. These include AdminNet (for administrative staff), Early Career Academic Network, TechNet (for technical staff), Heads of School Forum, Linking Women Network and Ally Network (for the support of an inclusive and diverse work environment).
Coaching – UOW provides all staff with access to coaching through a number of internal staff members all of whom are accredited in coaching. Coaching can assist staff in specific skills development, transitioning to a new role or improving self-awareness.
Mentoring - Many of the programs incorporate mentoring from more senior staff, for example the Mentoring Program for New Managers and the Mid-Career Academic Development Program.
Leadership Capability Framework - this Framework outlines eleven key leadership capabilities required for effective leadership within the UOW context. The Framework has been designed for use by both existing and potential leaders as well as providing guidance for all staff in the important aspects of self-leadership. The online Leadership Capability Framework Development Guide provides staff with the tools to develop their leadership capabilities.
Online programs – UOW staff have access to over 4000 online courses in business, technology and creative skills through Lynda.com.
Grants – internal grant schemes to support the development of both their research and learning and teaching are available for UOW staff.
Vice-Chancellor's Awards – the annual Vice-Chancellor's Awards recognise the achievements of our staff in a range of areas including outstanding service, community engagement, learning and teaching, research and workplace health and safety. More information about the Vice-Chancellor's Awards.