University of Sheffield

With almost 27,000 of the brightest students from over 140 countries, learning alongside over 1,200 of the best academics from across the globe, ours is one of the world’s leading universities.

A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led institutions, we offer world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines. Unified by the power of discovery and understanding, our staff and students are committed to finding new ways to transform the world we live in.

Sheffield is the only university to feature in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017 and was voted number one university in the UK for Student Satisfaction by Times Higher Education in 2014. In the last decade we have won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the United Kingdom’s intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

We have six Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students and our alumni go on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields.

Our global research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, Glaxo SmithKline, Siemens and Airbus, as well as many UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.

All of our staff and students pursue the extraordinary, supporting the University’s vision of excellence, impact and distinctiveness.

We know that when people come together with different views, approaches and insights it leads to richer, more creative and innovative teaching and research, better understanding of student needs and aspirations and the highest level of student experience.

Our vision is simple – to create a remarkable place to work. We aim to create an experience that inspires individuals to embrace their unique talents, and to develop a diverse University community that will shape the life and prospects of all who come here.  We believe that diversity inclusive of all ‘Protected Characteristics’ will help us to deliver this.

We are actively working on building a diverse workforce, where everyone can be themselves, and where we embrace each other’s unique backgrounds and heritage, strengths and skills.  So when we recruit we aim to bring together diverse teams with the relative skills, strengths and identities to make a positive impact on the University and the world.

We want to hear from people who are as committed as we are to putting diversity, inclusion and belonging into practice to make the most significant contribution possible to the great challenges of the century.

For further information, please visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk

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Key facts

  • 8,261 staff
  • Ranked 84th in world (QS World University Rankings, 2017)
  • 94% of staff proud to work here, 89% would recommend (staff survey, 2016)
  • Number one university in the Russell Group for student experience
  • In top 10 per cent of all UK universities (REF, 2014)