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Welcome to the Durham University Vacancies Site

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.


A university like no other

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a warm and friendly place to work, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other.

Job Vacancies

Find and apply for jobs at Durham.
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Academic Opportunities

Academic opportunities at Durham.
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Casual and Flexible Engagements

Find and apply for casual or flexible work at Durham.
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St Chad's College

St Chad's is one of the oldest colleges in Durham, situated in one of its most stunning locations.
Exterior of St Chads College

St John's College

St John's College is one of the smallest colleges, renowned for its lively and welcoming atmosphere.
Exterior of St John's College

The Durham Union Society

The Durham Union first started out in 1835, as the Durham Debating Society. Much like its sister Unions at Oxford and Cambridge, founded in 1823 and 1815 respectively.
Durham Society Building



Get in Touch

If you encounter technical difficulties when using the online application form, we prefer you send enquiries by email. Please send your name along with a brief description of the problem you’re experiencing to

We will notify you of the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.

Information if you have a disability

The University welcomes applications from disabled people. We are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. We will make adjustments to support the interview process wherever it is reasonable to do so and, where successful, adjustments will be made to support people within their role.

If you are unable to complete your application via our recruitment system, please get in touch with us at

Human Resources

Durham University

Rowan House

Mountjoy Centre

Stockton Road



Current Staff

For further information on internal policies and Recruitment processes please view our internal site. 

A world top 100 university Ranked 82nd in the QS World University Rankings (2022)
A top UK university 4th in the Guardian University Guide (2021) and 5th in The Complete University Guide (2022)
54th in the world for employer reputation QS World University Rankings (2022) A top university for employability
Over 130 countries represented in our staff and student bodies [, creating a diverse social and academic community.]