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Message from the Interim Vice-Chancellor and President

We are a highly distinctive institution in both Australian and global settings. We are a relatively young university with roots in regional Australia. Over the last 30 years, we have rapidly grown to service students and communities across Australia and the world.

At the heart of Charles Sturt’s approach to education is the Wiradjuri phrase Yindyamarra Winhanganha. It means ‘the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’, which reflects the university’s motto: ‘for the public good’.

Charles Sturt University is different because it is a multi-campus institution across a large geographic footprint, with a strong connection to each of our regional communities. Although it is a large institution in Australian terms, each campus retains a strong sense of community. We are a university with impact and soul. Our sense of personality and human connection are a critical strategic advantage in a world that is increasingly globalised and homogeneous.

Our campuses are spread across New South Wales with study centres also located in Queensland and Victoria – there is a lot of travel and the organisational geography complicates the management challenge. However, this is a very special university with a great ethos and loved by its staff, students and alumni. Charles Sturt University needs a seasoned, energetic yet grounded and passionate individual who can help us achieve our strategy and develop our leadership for the next phase of our journey.

I hope you will consider this important and exciting role.

Athena Swan Bronze Award

Learn more about Charles Sturt University

Our University

We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.

Our Strategy

Our University Strategy 2022 set an ambitious and transformative agenda for the University.

What we do

With more than 30 years of experience leading and innovating online education in Australia, Charles Sturt offers the most comprehensive range of programs of any university.

Our history

Whilst we've been a university for more than 20 years, our history of professional education and research spans more than 100 years.

Our locations

Our NSW campuses are in some of Australia's fastest growing regional cities. We offer a unique study experience with access to the best of city living and the benefits of a regional lifestyle.


As part of working with us, you'll enjoy a number of benefits including a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Number 1 in Austrlia for graduate employment (Good Universities Guide 2020/21). Get qualified and get thejob. 87% of graduates for a job in their field within 4 months of graduation.
5-star uni for grad starting salaries (Good Universities Guide 2020/21). Our graduates earn an average of $65,000 when they finish their degree.
Top 40 worldwide for climate action (Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2020). Charles Sturt is in the world's top 40 universities for climate action.