Benefits of Working at Adelaide
Outstanding Staff, Unmatched Lifestyle
Working at Adelaide offers the opportunity to work with the best staff in the best environment. The University of Adelaide has an established reputation for excellence in education and research, an accolade achieved through the quality of it's research, teaching and professional staff. [read more]
The city of Adelaide has a liveability factor that has been ranked as one of the highest in the developed world and it is comparatively cheaper to live in than other Australian capital cities. [find out more]
Remuneration and Superannuation
The University recognises the value of tailored remuneration for its staff. Salary packaging provides flexibility by maximising take-home pay through restructuring your salary. The University also rewards staff with up to a generous 17% contribution towards superannuation.
The University provides staff with a comprehensive induction and professional development program. Lifelong learning is supported by the University's Special Studies Program (SSP) through which eligible staff can access financial assistance to undertake a period of study in lieu of their normal duties to further scholarship, research, professional practice and development.
The University also recognises the vital role of networking and mentoring opportunities, not only as a new staff member but throughout your career. There are a number of internal and external networks that the University encourages staff to participate in. The integration of inclusive mentoring programs into staff development seeks to promote the importance of lifelong learning amongst University staff.
Many people have family and caring responsibilities that cannot always be managed outside of normal working hours. The University acknowledges the need for career-life balance by supporting staff through family friendly work practices including flexible work options and reduced hours for the care of children. Provisions are in place for employing support staff during busy periods and reducing time spent on the job when your circustances change. The University also offers a generous maternity leave of up to 26 weeks as well as adoption leave provisions.
Equity and Diversity
The University of Adelaide is committed to the principles of social justice, equal opportunity and cultural diversity in the course of all University activities and relationships. The Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee (GED) supports the University in meeting it's equity & diversity priorities. All new staff are required to undergo Equity & Diversity training as part of a successful induction.
Health Safety and Wellbeing
The HSW Team is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all staff, students and visitors of the University. OH&S are responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and review of OH&S Policies & Guidelines, investigating incidents, identifying and managing hazards, reviewing hazard control methods, providing OH&S training, and managing workers rehabilitation and compensation. Online Health Safety and Wellbeing training is an induction requirement for all new staff.
The University Health Service is part of Parklands Medical Practice on the North Terrace campus and delivers General Practitioner services available to all staff of the University.
The University's Employee Assistance Program provides free short term counselling assistance to employees experiencing personal difficulties at work or outside of work.
The Occupational Health & Safety unit's Health Promotion website is a good source for personal health information for employees.
Fitness and Recreation
Stay fit and meet new people by getting involved in the many fitness activities enjoyed by University of Adelaide staff and students. The University Sports Association has 37 sports and recreation clubs throughout the University. Gymnasium facilities are also on offer at the Sports Hub, including free weights, cardio equipment, and classes such as aerobics, yoga, cross training and dancing, as well as a games room. Indoor sports facilities are also available at Thebarton campus.