Facts & figures
- #1 ranked university in NSW for chemistry*
- 167 years of education and research in chemistry
- *QS Rankings by Subject 2021
Facts & figures
Our philosophy and practice of using research-led teaching provides all of our students with the latest, cutting-edge scientific knowledge and invaluable problem-solving skills as they embark upon their careers.
We are one of Australia's leading research departments, and has enjoyed considerable success in attracting competitive research grants from the ARC and NHMRC over recent years. The school is home to a large number of Research Fellows including ARC DECRA and Future Fellows, and NHMRC Early Career and Principal Research Fellows.
To ensure the school remains at the forefront of chemical research and teaching we are always keen to attract talented researchers at all levels. The school and the University have considerable expertise to assist staff in the development of competitive fellowship applications. There are a range of sources for funding of research fellowships, which are outlined on the Research Office website.
For further information on assistance offered to potential applicants at the School of Chemistry please contact the Associate Head of Research, Professor Kate Jolliffe.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) runs a number of programs that provide an independently funded position for high-performing researchers at different stages of their careers. The School encourages external applications for all these schemes, and provides support to qualified candidates in the form of helping to identify synergies with current School staff and facilities, writing assistance, and negotiating internal in-kind and cash co-contributions.
ARC DECRA (3 years - Early Career researchers, up to 5 years post- PhD with allowances for career interruption)
ARC Future Fellowships (4 years - Mid Career researchers, up to 15 years post-PhD with allowances for career interruption)
Australian Laureate Fellowships (5 years - the highest level of Fellowship)
The following fellowships may be available for international applicants:
We run a number of free seminars and other events throughout the year. Visit our event page to see what's on.
The School of Chemistry is committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion and has set up a committee to oversee these principles.
We make all efforts to support staff with caring responsibilities and retaining staff who are planning a career transition such as parental leave. We have developed a Parental Leave Process to reinforce the School’s commitment to supporting and growing a talented and diverse workforce. We also supply access to a parents room for staff and students with young children.
Read the committee’s Terms of Reference here.