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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?
Ranked 22 in the Guardian University Guide 2023
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)
79% of our research judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ -
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
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, including the following.
- Generous annual leave scheme.
- Online benefits portal ( called My Aston Benefits) offering staff discounts and savings on a range of shops, and activities.
- Benefits to help you with travel, including a cycle to work scheme.
- Onsite gym and pool with discounted staff membership .
- Support for staff development, volunteering and much more.
About Aston University
Our mission is to be the UK’s leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact.
Aston University is in the Top 25 in the Guardian University Guide (2023).
Outstanding employability and work placements
Our award-winning Careers and Placements team were named the best University Placement Service in the UK at the 2022 National Undergraduate Employability awards. Our placement year programme allows students to develop both professionally and personally giving them industry-related experience to stand out in a competitive job market We have strong relationships with local, national and international graduate employers. Employability is embedded into everything we do, and we were ranked 27th in the UK for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2023.
Over 17,500 students from 120 countries create a safe and friendly multi-cultural community. Our population comprises the second largest proportion of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students in the UK (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide Social Inclusion Rankings, 2023.
Teaching and research
We are known for our high-quality teaching and our research underpins our teaching activities. This commitment ensures we provide the highest standard of education to our students. Our research makes a real difference to people, organisations and society and 79% of Aston University’s research is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF, 2021). Our research teams work closely with industry, business, government, services, communities and charities to provide innovative, practical answers to real problems. We have five Research Institutes specialising in national and international research.
City centre campus
Our green, sustainable and self-contained campus has accommodation, teaching spaces, shops, cafes and more on a single site. Aston University is centrally located in the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham, minutes away from vibrant nightlife, entertainment and shopping venues.
We are a close-knit, friendly campus community. There are over 130 clubs and societies, fantastic sporting facilities, and an award-winning Students’ Union. Aston University is ranked joint 17th out of 154 UK universities against sustainability and ethics criteria, putting us in the People and Planet League’s 1st Class category.
Business and engagement
Region and society form one of our key beneficiary groups, and regional and civic engagement aligns with our core mission to collaborate and co-produce mutually beneficial activities with the people who live, work and study in the West Midlands.
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
What our staff say about Aston University
"The wide range of students and staff experiences that build a great learning process not only for the students but for me as an early stage academic"
"The environment, support from colleagues and facilities to deliver my role fully"
"Teaching students and trying to make a difference to their life chances"
“Great university culture”
“Research opportunities and friendly environment”
“Being part of a huge community”