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Employment

Indigenous employment

The University of Queensland is committed to the employment, career development and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognises their contributions to its community in academic and professional roles and at all levels across UQ.

The UQ Strategic Plan outlines how the strategies and objectives aligns with our mission to:

  • strive for the personal and professional success of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and alumni;
  • positively influence society through knowledge;
  • support and develop inspirational leadership; and
  • advance ideas that benefit the wider community.

Objectives

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2019-2022 articulates the way to achieving this commitment. This aim will be realised by the achievement of actions across three key themes: Grow, Develop and Respect. 

Grow

Position UQ as an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all levels and areas of the University

Develop

Provide access to career development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff

Respect

Develop a workplace that values the contribution and positive difference that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff provide

Employment opportunities 

UQ is committed to providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Successful candidates will be valued for their contributions and achievements within the UQ community through applying their knowledge, skills and abilities in an academic or professional role at the University.

Indigenous Employment seeks to create an environment of cultural respect and understanding across UQ for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, and invites these employees to join the Indigenous staff network to stay informed and be actively involved in the UQ Indigenous community.

We strongly encourage you to apply for available positions advertised on UQ Careers. For current employment opportunities available only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, please visit Indigenous Identified Employment.

For more information, please contact our Indigenous Employment Team via indigenous_employment@uq.edu.au or (07) 3346 7542.

Vice-Chancellor’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Program

The Vice-Chancellor's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Program is our flagship program that provides an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates to develop their professional career at UQ. 

Recruitment for the Vice-Chancellor’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Program commences annually from October to December. Successful candidates commence their roles in March each year. LINK for details.

Watch Edwin Dyson, graduate of the Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Graduate Program on YouTube.

Deadly Post newsletter

The Deadly Post newsletter is distributed monthly to all Indigenous staff and other subscribers.

This newsletter will keep you up to date with what's happening around UQ and the broader community. It regularly features UQ advertised jobs, key upcoming events, training and development opportunities, updates on the many achievements of our Indigenous staff, and other articles to keep you informed.

Email IndigenousEmployment@uq.edu.au for more details

staff group

Meet Finnese

Hear from Finnese, a UQ staff member. Learn more about her employee experience and find out why UQ is a great place to work. 

Watch Why UQ's a great place to work - Finnese on YouTube.