Why Heriot-Watt University?

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We have a diverse range of roles and opportunities here at Heriot Watt University and you can register for job alerts and apply for roles by visiting our jobs page.

We are an organisation with strong values that are owned by the whole of the Heriot-Watt community. We want our University to be a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we recognise that the application process can be challenging for a range of reasons.

If you require reasonable adjustments to the application process or support with your submission, please contact jobssupport@hw.ac.uk and one of the team will be in touch.

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact the University via the online BSL Video Relay Interpreting Service: https://contactscotland-bsl.org/

Interesting work

Our ambition is to place Heriot-Watt University at the forefront of research and research-led education in the UK and internationally. Our stimulating environment creates inspiration for leading edge solutions which make a difference in the real world. From cameras that can see through walls to smart rocks and advanced robotics, our pioneering researchers deliver results with far-reaching impact for society.

Your career development

We know career development is important to you and is also vital to the success of the University. As an employee, you’ll be supported in developing your skills, knowledge and qualifications through our varied career development programme. Our remission of fees scheme enables your spouse/civil partner and children to study a Heriot-Watt University educational programme at no cost.

We hold the Athena SWAN bronze award which recognises our commitment to advancing careers of women in Higher Education and research, acknowledging that academia cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of all.

Your family

Your family is important to you and therefore important to us too, so we’ve made their relocation a priority. Depending on the campus where you will be based, we offer a number of family friendly policies including paternity/maternity/adoption leave and shared parental leave. We offer a flexible working policy to encourage and enable your healthy work-life balance.

Our global community

As a learning, living and working institution, we use our values as the building blocks of how we go about our work and how we conduct ourselves. Our values represent what binds us together as a global community and help us to become the best at what we do. It’s key that all our employees feel part of the University’s achievements, and our values provide your link to our success. Our University values are a major vehicle for delivering equality and diversity. Our values make sure that wherever you are based, at any of our campuses, you are aware of the distinctive ‘Spirit of Heriot-Watt.’ 

Reward and remuneration

We offer competitive salaries and a generous reward package. Details for each campus and role are available when you apply for a role.

Your benefits

We offer competitive salaries and a generous reward package. Details for each campus and role are available when you apply for a role.

Our locations

Our global campuses are situated in some of the world’s most inspiring locations, each offering superb facilities, safe surroundings and a truly multi-cultural welcome. Each of our campuses in the United Kingdom, Dubai and Malaysia provides the opportunity for collaborative, innovative working and an exciting global career.