University of Sunderland Vacancies

Please see below a list of all our current vacancies at our Sunderland Campus which will be updated every Friday.  We also offer Internships, and separate vacancies at our London Campus. Further guidance on our vacancies can be found at the bottom of the page.


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Vacancy Code Closing Date Internal only Downloads

Principal Lecturer (Learning and Teaching)

Faculty of Business and Law

FBL126/2688 25/01/15 Vacancy advert Role profile Role profile Application form


Faculty of Arts,Design and Media

ADMT46/2675 25/01/15 Vacancy advert Role profile Application form
Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Modelling of Graphene-based Polymer Composites
University of Sunderland
FAR066-2650 03/02/15 - Vacancy advert Role profile Application form

Team Leader in Engineering (Principal Lecturer)

Faculty of Applied Sciences

FAL817/2695 01/02/15 YES Vacancy advert Role profile Application form

Professor of Advanced Manufacturing

Faculty of Applied Sciences

FAL168/2583 15/02/15 Vacancy advert Role profile Application form

How to apply

  • The vacancy listing gives details of each individual vacancy and the Role Profiles (Job Descriptions).
  • Adverts and Role Profiles are in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.  If you cannot open these documents please download Acrobat Reader here.
  • If you experience problems downloading details of a vacancy or either part of the University application form, please contact Human Resources on 0191 515 2055 or email
  • All applications must be made using the University of Sunderland Application Form (Part 1 + Part 2), unless otherwise stated.
  • A current version of the application form should be downloaded each time you apply for a vacancy as the form is revised and updated on a regular basis.
  • The University welcomes applications submitted via email; simply download both parts of the application form and email the completed versions to You will receive an email in response to confirm that your application has been received. If you do not receive such an email please ring 0191 515 2055.
  • All applications must have been received by the University before midnight on the closing date.
  • If you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been short-listed on this occasion.
  • For vacancies listed as internal only, applications will only be accepted from current University employees.
  • Applications may be considered on a job share basis subject to the University's Job Share Policy. For more information please see the policy or contact Human Resources.
  • Applications via recruitment agencies will only be accepted following prior agreement between the agency and HR in connection with a particular vacancy
  • OverseasApplications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, candidates from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration service requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website.
  • Interview and related Recruitment expenses will only be reimbursed if agreed between the Faculty/Service and Human Resources in advance and stated in the job advertisement and other recruitment paperwork. Further information is available within the recruitment process section of the website.
  • We are an award winning organisation and have been named as one of the best universities to work at in the UK, scoring highly in several categories of the Times Higher Education’s 2014 THE Best University Workplace survey. In our most recent Staff Survey 93% of our staff were proud to work for the institution and 94% agreed that the University was a good place to work.  Click here to see our Awards and accreditations.