An exceptional educational experience requires exceptional people.
The University of Notre Dame Australia offers an exceptional educational experience for its 12,000+ students coast to coast. This is made possible by our 700+ dedicated staff across our three Campuses in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney, and our seven Clinical Schools in NSW and Victoria.
The University seeks to recruit outstanding people who understand and respect our Objects, and have the skill, experience, qualifications, drive and persistence to pursue them. We expect our staff to be committed to excellence, to be creative, resourceful, self-initiating, and caring of each other and their students.
We want our students to grow in all aspects of their lives – intellectually and spiritually.
We achieve this through providing a liberal arts education in the Catholic intellectual tradition. As a young and innovative university, we are dedicated to providing a personal service to our students and adopting a caring approach to learning. Providing high quality university teaching, and professional work experience opportunities are critical to preparing our students for life and great career.
Our unique approach to university education has been recognised by students and employers as the best quality of educational experience of universities in the States of WA and NSW, in the federal government commissioned student and employer surveys (qilt.edu.au).
Student demand for our courses and our learning environment continues to grow. We believe this is in response to the significant levels of satisfaction our students and graduates report of their experience at Notre Dame. At the same time, our range of study abroad and exchange programs has increased, indicating the high regard with which we are held in the international community.
Integral to our success is our staff both academic and administrative. We greatly value their loyalty to the University, our students and their commitment to striving for excellent results.
We look forward to welcoming you to our unique Notre Dame community.
Professor Celia Hammond
Notre Dame offers a range of professional development opportunities including the following:
- Study leave - assistance to eligible employees to undertake academic studies by allowing a limited period of time off with pay per week with fee remission in some instances also offered. See the Staff Enrolment and Study Leave Policy.
- Lunchtime learning program – series of free sessions on a range of topics
- Public lectures and debates
- Visiting Scholars program
- Participation in conferences to eligible staff
Health and Wellbeing
Notre Dame has a range of staff support programs including the following:
- Staff fitness program
- Campus Ministry and Chaplaincy
- Employee Assistance Program
Working for a Catholic university
Since its foundation, the University has sought to create an environment where staff and students feel part of a community, welcoming people from all backgrounds regardless of their faith. As a Catholic university, Notre Dame is committed to the pastoral care of staff and students.
Our staff are encouraged to participate in religious, academic and social events hosted throughout the year, creating a strong Christian intellectual life on our three campuses. There are also opportunities to engage with members of the broader community through initiatives such as public lectures, debates and presentations which are hosted by the University.
Notice of inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces
The University of Notre Dame Australia strongly supports the current National Inquiry being conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. The focus of the Inquiry is on:
- The nature and prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces;
- The drivers of this harassment, and
- Measures to address sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
The AHRC wants to hear from as many people as it can in conducting this Inquiry, with their views, experiences and suggestions for change. The University encourages you to consider engaging with the Inquiry, details of which (including how to make a submission) can be found at:
The final date for submissions is 31 January 2019.
Policies and Guidelines
The University recognises and values the diversity of teaching and learning practices that sessional staff offer our students and the contribution they make to teaching and learning, as experts in their field. The University aims to employ the best teachers who strive to achieve excellence and who support all aspects of the University’s Objects.
For further information about sessional employment at the University please contact: