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Why work at CDU?

Our University

Charles Darwin University has grown to become an internationally renowned dual-sector university offering strong education and training opportunities in both Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training.

Our vision

At Charles Darwin University we have a passion and a vision to use our skills and knowledge to help shape a brighter future and intend to become outstanding achievers across all areas of our core business – teaching and learning, research, engagement, Indigenous leadership and internationalisation.

Our collective beliefs

We believe a new world university is one built on social justice, sustainability, creativity and collective effort. A place where everyone can follow their passion to make things better – however big or small. We strive for excellence, integrity, accountability and equality of opportunity for all.

We value and respect the place, history and culture of Indigenous Australians. We’re all about bringing people together to use knowledge to help shape a brighter future.

How we use knowledge for the future:

Social Justice

We believe that everyone can contribute to making a positive impact, regardless of background – whether through ground-breaking research, becoming a teacher in an Indigenous community or supporting the rights of others.


As leaders in research, we’re committed to preserving and protecting our environment, to ethical business practices and to using technology to build a more sustainable future. 


We value originality, artistic endeavour and freedom of expression. We believe in learning from Indigenous and international cultures to create a new vision for the future.

Collective effort

We care about addressing the real issues in our local communities and across our region, through bringing together like-minded people with a desire to make their world a little better.

Our employee benefits

  • Academic and Professional career opportunities
  • Full-time, part-time and casual employment
  • Friendly and collaborative work environment
  • Up to 17% superannuation
  • Six weeks paid annual leave
  • 17% leave loading for Academic, Professional and General Staff
  • Professional development and training
  • Study assistance and paid study leave
  • Options to salary sacrifice  
  • Remote Regional Allowance
  • Relocation entitlements
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Family leave entitlements  
  • Corporate Health Cover
  • Non-smoking campus
  • On-site facilities (Medical, Post Office, Cafes, Bookshop, Childcare and Gymnasium)

Living in the Northern Territory

Find out more about Darwin and living in Australia's Northern Territory.