Working with us

Discover the benefits of working for a world-leading university.

Our people have been making their mark on the world for more than four centuries. They've explored space, revolutionised surgery, won Nobel Prizes, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and laid the foundations for solving the mysteries of the universe.

To maintain our success as one of the world's leading universities, we recruit the best people to a variety of roles each year.

Whether you work in our research-led community of international academics or our team of talented and committed professional support staff, you’ll thrive in a stimulating, friendly and diverse environment that nurtures talent and rewards success.

University structure

We employ over 13,500 staff in a variety of academic and support roles across the University.

Young People & Students - Opportunities & Guidance

Find out about employment support available for school pupils and young people at the University of Edinburgh. Including information on employment programmes, application writing and interview preparation.

Pay, benefits and conditions

We have developed a comprehensive pay structure that rewards our staff with highly competitive salaries and benefits.

Learning and development

As a member of staff here, you'll enjoy an environment of continuous learning and development that will enable you to fulfil your academic, professional and personal goals.

City of Edinburgh

Discover why Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Equality and diversity

The University of Edinburgh is committed to promoting equality and diversity among its students and staff.

Relocation Support

A signpost in George Square
Support for employees who are moving to Edinburgh to work at the University.


Staff explain the benefits of working at the University of Edinburgh