Academic Decasualisation Program

Welcome to Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located in the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing, economically significant region. The University has 12 campuses, more than 200,000 alumni, almost 50,000 students, and approximately 3,500 staff.

Our Schools teach an array of programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry and society. The University is ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide, with over 85 percent of its assessed research rated at ‘World Standard’ or above. In 2022 and 2023, the University was placed 1st both worldwide and in Australia for its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

Our Strategic Plan stipulates that, starting in Western Sydney, our students will succeed, our research will have an impact and our communities will thrive through our commitment to excellence, sustainability, equity, transformation, and connectedness.

The mission is driven by four strong values:

  1. Boldness
  2. Integrity
  3. Fairness
  4. Excellence

Opportunity to be part of a sector-leading program

Western Sydney University has committed to creating a program aimed at transitioning the work undertaken by casual employees to ongoing academic positions during the nominal term of the Agreement. This initiative is established via a sector-leading Academic Decasualisation Program, whereby the University will strengthen career pathways for casual academic staff by creating the equivalent of 150 full-time positions by 1 March 2025. The Academic Decasualisation Program will play a significant role in reducing the level of insecure work in the Australian higher education sector by providing casual academics with secure and ongoing employment.

The University is looking to recruit candidates it can invest in and develop over the long term, including training over the confirmation period to support candidates to retain stable, ongoing employment.

Successful candidates will undertake teaching, while also having the opportunity to develop a research portfolio and contribute to the University through governance activities at the School and/or University level.

Eligibility to apply for Positions

Eligibility criteria apply. Specific criteria are set out in the advertisements for each position.

Available vacancies

Each of the positions available under the Academic Decasualisation Program will be made available on the Jobs List – Academic webpage.

Each position will have a position description available in the advertisement to provide further information on the scope of the position. Each position will be subject to eligibility criteria as per the advertisement.

If you require assistance, please contact the Western Sydney University Recruitment Team.