Work at Essex

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Why Essex?

We believe a person's potential is not simply defined by grades or backgrounds, but by a willingness to question, to collaborate and to push at the edges of knowledge and their own potential. At the University of Essex we've been challenging conventions since 1964 – come and challenge us!

It’s an exciting time at the University of Essex, do you want to be part of it? We are University of the Year 2018 and have ambitious plans to continue growing. As well as the current vacancies below we will soon be advertising for a number of additional academic roles, at all levels. Keep checking back through April and May to see the latest academic vacancies.

Essex provides a home for the tenacious, the bold, the inquisitive and those impatient for change. From pioneering research to student activism, we have never accepted the status quo. We share an equal commitment to excellence in education and excellence in research and we are on a quest to appoint people who will help us achieve our goals.

We are a top-ranking research-intensive university with one of the most internationally diverse campuses in the UK.

We are committed to:

  • delivering high-quality teaching in a friendly and supportive environment
  • internationally significant research
  • innovation and enterprise

Our staff and students are members of the University for life, working together in a research-led educational environment to inspire us to want to explore and embrace what we do not yet know.

As an employer we offer a range of benefits and a commitment to career development and equal opportunities in an environment that both reflects and creates a rich interaction of people, disciplines and ideas.

If you have any questions and can't find the answers, please email us.

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Our vacancies

When you come to work with us you join a top-ranking research-intensive university committed to delivering high-quality teaching in a friendly and supportive environment, internationally significant research and innovation and enterprise.

The Armed Forces Covenant

Find out more about the University's pledge to honour the Armed Forces Covenant.