Jobs at Lancaster University

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Lancaster University - a place where you can belong and make a difference.

To make a positive difference to our students and what they, in turn, will do, our communities near and far, and our planet’s ability to recover and thrive, we need brilliant, hard-working, creative and caring people on our team. Everyone at Lancaster University has a part to play in our goal to be a force for good to create positive economic, cultural, societal and environmental change. If you want to be part of an organisation making a difference, we’d love to hear from you.

We need lecturers and lab technicians, cleaners and curriculum developers, gardeners and global marketers and everyone in between. Explore our current vacancies to find a role for you.

Five reasons to work at Lancaster

As well as our competitive salary and benefits package, here are five more reasons you should work for us.

1. Everyone is welcome

We’re a welcoming and inclusive, family-friendly employer.

2. Develop your career

We're a large employer with a great employee development programme.

3. Get job satisfaction

All our employees make an important impact to our students' learning and our world leading research.

4. Enjoy excellent facilities

Work in excellent, modern teaching and research facilities on cutting-edge collaborations.

5. Support global sustainability goals

Join our aim to be carbon net zero by 2035.

Benefits and rewards

Find out more about our attractive employee benefits and rewards.

Benefits and rewards

We have a wide variety of roles available at Lancaster University

It takes a lot of people in lots of different roles to run a great university. Around half of the jobs at Lancaster University are in professional services or support roles, and we have employees based in locations nationally and globally.  Check our current vacancies to see if we have a role for you.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our employee community across the UK and the world comprises people from 85 nationalities. They practise different faiths, have different lifestyles and are at different stages in their lives. It is this mixture of life experience that adds diversity of thought and approach to make Lancaster University a force for good.

We are committed to creating an environment where everyone can feel welcome, thrive and fulfil their potential. Our equality, diversity and inclusion leaders are involved with everything from policy creation to celebratory events to help us be a fairer and more inclusive employer.

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Our chartermarks

As an organisation, we have successfully achieved the following chartermarks demonstrating our positive actions to address equality, diversity and inclusion issues.

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Athena Swan

As well as our institutional Athena Swan Bronze award, Lancaster is very proud to have achieved Athena Swan awards in all our departments or faculties, recognising our commitment to advancing gender equality within higher education and research.

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Disability Confident Employer (Level 2)

Lancaster University is a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2). We are committed to actions to improve how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

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Race Equality Charter

We signed up to the Race Equality Charter to help improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students at Lancaster.

Stonewall Global Diversity Champions


Lancaster University is a proud member of the Stonewall Global Diversity Champions programme. We have achieved a Silver Award as an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace.

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We have made significant investments in accessibility improvements at our Lancaster campus.

Temporary employment service

A range of part-time and temporary positions are also available at Lancaster University.