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Academic Talent

As part of Durham University, you'll be working with exceptional minds, all with the desire to ask, and answer, the big questions. Having access to cutting-edge facilities and becoming an active contributor to the global research and university community means you'll be part of an international and diverse network of partners spanning the world's best research institutions, organisations and businesses. And all this within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

The needs of our staff are very important to us, which can be seen through our generous pensions plans, assistance with childcare facilities and also the possibility of flexible working. The support of a Relocation Manager can also be invaluable in helping you and your family settle in.

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding. We invite you to join them.

Professor Susan Hart


Joining Durham University means so much more than working at one of the world's top universities.

We are a community of colleagues with a passion for excellence in everything we do. Whichever one of our friendly and enthusiastic academic departments you join, you will experience a real sense of camaraderie within a supportive environment.

You will find many career-defining opportunities, including the chance to work alongside internationally renowned academics and scholars - people who are committed to making a difference to people's lives and changing the shape of the world for the next generation.

At the heart of our recruitment, we want to attract and secure the very best people from across the world. The scope of our departments means that we have opportunities across a wide range of disciplines and specialities. In addition, our defined career pathways provide a clear progression route to success for all of our colleagues.

If you are interested in applying for a role at Durham, you will find information here about the University, the area and moving yourself and your family to Durham. If you need to know anything else, please get in touch.

We look forward to your application!

How is the University Managed?

Durham University has a strong leadership team that is driving forward an ambitious University Strategy.

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