We believe in the power of every individual to shape the future

At the University of Alberta, we actively seek out challenges to drive real change.

As a Top 5 Canadian university, we're building a place that tackles today's pressing issues — shaping a better tomorrow when we’re powered by people like you. Join us and be part of a vibrant, inclusive and impactful community.

Empowering you with more than a paycheque

At the U of A, we prioritize your well-being and provide exceptional total rewards to enhance your quality of life. In addition to competitive compensation, when you join our community, you may be eligible for:

  • Comprehensive health and dental plan, plus a health spending account
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Generous vacation and leave policies
  • Winter closure period

We have multiple employee groups with their own terms and conditions of employment. Please reference the job posting you are interested in to determine the applicable employee group and review the total rewards package offered.

Investing in your potential


We set the foundation for your success, foster a sense of belonging and empower you to make a positive impact.

Professional Development

Learning experiences to enhance your knowledge, skills, behaviors and mindset, as well as funding and reimbursement programs for eligible employees.

Leadership Programs

If you’re dedicated to engaging others in the pursuit of growth, we have exceptional leadership training opportunities available no matter your role.

Leading with Purpose.

Shape the future with us! By 2033, we will be known as a university with transformational impact. Each person's contribution to the University of Alberta gives shape to what we offer the world and how we offer it. We want this plan to shape the work we all do — the work that will shape the future of the university for the next 10 years.

  • Our employees


    Faculty + staff members

  • Diversity


    of faculty and staff1 identify as women

    1of the Workforce EDI Census respondents

  • Leadership


    of faculty and staff2 feel that “the person to whom I report treats me with respect”

    2of the 2023 Engagement Survey respondents

We are knowledge seekers. Change makers. World shapers.

See how our talented staff and faculty are working together to make a difference.

Tracey Giroux

Tracey Giroux

Peace Officer, U of A Protective Services (UAPS)

Giroux is a member of the Community Assistance Team, providing person-centered and trauma-informed support to vulnerable community members.

Andy Knight

Andy Knight

Professor, Faculty of Arts

Knight has devoted his life to promoting social justice as a political scientist, writing trailblazing books on global governance.

Jordana Salma

Jordana Salma

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing

Salma is working with Muslim seniors to guide her work aimed at advocating for and improving their health and fighting Islamophobia.

Jordan Carson

Jordan Carson

Senior Content Strategist, External Relations

Carson is a web design and visual communications leader working to improve the online experience and sharing triumphs of faculty and staff.

Prioritizing safety and well-being

We foster an award-winning Culture of Care that strives to embed a culture that values physical, psychological and cultural safety and well-being.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We are dedicated to ensuring that you experience a diverse, equitable, accessible and inclusive environment while working and learning at the U of A.

Indigenous Initiatives

We recognize and acknowledge the importance of Indigenous lands and their impact on the U of A as well as the importance of fostering reconciliation.

Are you ready to join us?

We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds who share our passion for learning, innovation and community engagement. Whether you're an educator, researcher, support staff, or student, you have a place in our community. Together, let's shape a brighter future and contribute to the collective growth and success of the U of A.


Pursue your academic passions and make an impact through groundbreaking research, innovative teaching methods and mentorship of the next generation.


An integral part of the university’s success, be part of a direct and lasting impact that enables our community to thrive.


Continue your experience at the university by contributing to the institution that has played a significant role in shaping your personal journey.