Job opportunities


Welcome to the job opportunities website. All our current vacancies are advertised on our website and you should apply online, unless otherwise stated. Here you can enter your selection criteria and view any current job opportunities that match your criteria and find out more information about the roles.

Please click here to search our current vacancies. If we're not currently advertising a position that meets your criteria, there will also be the opportunity to set up job alerts to let you know when positions become available. Please note we do not currently accept speculative CVs.

If you would like to contact us to find out further information about a role, or to discuss applying for a position at the University of Kent, please contact the designated Resourcing Adviser, details of whom are available here.

Working at Kent

There's never been a better time to come and join the University. Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, the University of Kent has nearly 20,000 students studying at Canterbury, Medway, Athens, Brussels, Paris and Tonbridge.

The University of Kent is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world-class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study. Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, it has nearly 20,000 students studying at Canterbury, Medway, Athens, Brussels, Paris and Tonbridge.

The 2016 Guardian University Guide sees Kent ranked 16th in the UK and among the top 20 universities for the third year running. In the National Student Survey, the University has consistently been rated by its own students as one of the best universities in the UK for the quality of its teaching and academic provision.

As the UK’s European university, the University’s strong impact is reinforced by long-standing partnerships with more than 100 universities in mainland Europe. It is the only UK university to have specialist postgraduate facilities in Brussels and Paris.

Kent has also developed relationships with many leading overseas universities outside Europe, including Hong Kong and China.

The Times Higher Education placed Kent 17th out of all multi-faculty institutions in the UK for research intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF also ranked Kent among the top 20% of UK Higher Education Institutions for research power. In 2013, the University joined with the universities of East Anglia and Essex to form the Eastern Academic Research Consortium and has twice been awarded the highly prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

The University of Kent is a major employer with around 3,000 members of staff, including more than 900 academic and research staff, and a full range of commercial services and administrative staff. Kent’s reputation as being a good place to work is reflected in its top ranking in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Best University Workplace Survey for the second year running.

The University is also an important economic force in south-east England, worth £0.7 billion to the economy of the south east.

For further information about working at the University please follow the links below;


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Last Updated: 24/09/2015