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Research with impact; relevant and practical teaching; a diverse student population, and a leading university for graduate employment success – there has never been a better time to join Aston University. We are looking for talented and passionate academics to join our successful teaching programmes and further develop our transformative research, inspiring the next generation. View all vacancies.

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Why Aston University?

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Top 25 institution in the UK (2022 Guardian University Guide)

Graduation Aston University Students

Top 30 in the UK for proportion of graduates in professional-level work or further study, 15 months after graduation (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2023)

IHN Aston University

79% of our research judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ 

What we offer

At Aston University we focus time, energy and resources on making this a great place to work. To recognise the contribution of our outstanding people, we have developed a comprehensive reward and benefits package for you.

  • Strong relationships with local, national and international graduate employers. 
  • Placements are integrated within degree programmes helping students to develop essential work skills, build industry connections and a professional profile.
  • Over 18,000 students from 120 countries creating a safe and friendly multi-cultural community. 
  • Our population comprises the largest proportion of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students in the UK (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide Social Inclusion Rankings, 2022)
  • We engage with the community in the Midlands and beyond:
    • Aston University was an Official University for the Commonwealth Games.
    • We officially launched our civic agreement which sets out our commitment to work with partners to support Birmingham and the wider region.
    • We are key partners in the Young Women into Leadership (You WIL) summit, delivered for the first time in July and August 2021.
    • The Villa Vision initiative raises awareness of the importance of eye health to children in schools and individuals in local communities. It is a partnership between the Aston Villa Foundation, Aston University’s Optometry School and optical lens supplier, Essilor Vision for Life.
    • Aston University are sector leaders for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, a world-leading programme that helps businesses succeed by connecting them to academic expertise and resources.
  • Excellent links with business and professions with an outstanding reputation for developing employable graduates.
  • Our alumni have established communities across the world, including in the United States of America, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Malaysia and Nigeria, and these groups maintain an active connection with the University.
  • Our 40 acre campus is ranked joint 17th out of 154 UK universities against sustainability and ethics criteria, putting us in the League’s 1st Class category. The University is centrally located on one site,  in the vibrant city of Birmingham.

Life at Aston University

Uche's Story - Senior Teaching Fellow

Felipe's Story - Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Hannah's Story - Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion

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