Professional development at Bond
Bond University provides a number of Learning and Development opportunities for staff to continually enhance their skills and capabilities. From self-paced online training courses through to leadership development and tertiary qualifications, Bond University is committed to providing staff with opportunities to grow and develop their skills for their chosen career.
Staff are encouraged to continuously improve the capabilities required for their current appointment, and to also consider development opportunities to assist in preparing them for alternative roles within the University.
Benefits at Bond
Along with personal and professional fulfilment, a career at Bond provides a range of tangible benefits:
- Competitive remuneration
- Up to 17.5% employer superannuation contributions
- Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave for eligible staff
- Study Assistance Scheme (eligibility criteria apply)
- Professional development leave for academic staff
- Vice Chancellor’s Awards
- Salary packaging options
- Use of Library facilities and resources
- Use of Fitness Centre (fees apply)
- Free parking on campus
- Career Development Services
- Corporate discounts on private health insurance
- Bulk-billing Medical Centre
- ATM's on campus
- Discounts via online shop
- Discounted Child Care
Planning to relocate to Queensland from interstate or overseas.In some instances, Bond can contribute towards, or even cover your travel and relocation expenses incurred if you successfully obtain a position within the University.
Research at Bond
Equity and inclusion at Bond
Bond University is committed to fostering diversity and creating an equitable work environment. Bond ensures this by taking positive steps through University-wide policies and initiatives aimed at eliminating discrimination and barriers to employment for people who are underrepresented in the workforce.
Bond University is an equal opportunity employer. In line with Bond University’s strategic direction, people from diverse backgrounds, women, Indigenous Australians, and people with a disability are encouraged to apply for positions at the University.
Bond University acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language, upon whose ancestral lands our University now stands, and celebrate the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to our institution.
We aim to create a strong, vibrant and visible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on our campus.
Bond University embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their culture at every level of study, research activity and work engagement. We aim to provide a culturally inclusive environment with equitable educational access and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our point of distinction is our superior student retention and progression, and excellent graduate outcomes compared to the national average.
Our Indigenous Workforce Strategy recognises the value of a strong, vibrant, visible and respected Indigenous Community on Campus. In doing so, the University aims to:
- Promote learning, knowledge and cultural capabilities within our whole University Community;
- Create a welcoming and respecting environment for new and current Indigenous staff; and
- Provide networks of support and mentorship for our Indigenous staff.
Our Indigenous Staff Network is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees from across the University. The Network was established to bring an extra layer of support and to provide a place of collaboration and shared knowledge.
The Indigenous Staff Network is composed of the following members:
In recognition of our drive to increase Indigenous participation and representation, Bond University officially opened the Nyombil Centre in September 2012. The name ‘Nyombil’ promotes unity and was given to Bond University by an Aboriginal Elder.
Culturally speaking, the Centre promotes engagement by assisting students and the University to connect with the local Indigenous community. Our Elder in Residence is Aunty Joyce Summers.
Meaning friend in the Yugumbeh language, the Jimbelung Room is a shared space in which our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and HDR students can gather to support and build stronger networks with each other and also the wider Bond community. Opened in October 2020 by the Vice Chancellor, the Jimbelung Room is located upstairs from the Nyombil Centre.
The mural titled “Paradise” that has been painted for the room was a joint effort of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff. It is represents the beautiful Gold Coast, its flora and traditional foods.
Bond University is home to Australia’s largest private collection of Indigenous Art on public display, thanks to the generosity of Dr Patrick Corrigan (AM).
Dr Corrigan almost single-handedly created the Bond University Indigenous and non-Indigenous Art Collection through personal donations and procurement. The University is extremely grateful for his generosity.
As an avid collector, Dr Corrigan’s motivation for these works is that they be shared. Whilst many collectors prefer to house artworks in their homes, or even a storage facility, Dr Corrigan is adamant that his selected pieces provide enjoyment for a wide audience.
The Corrigan Walk was created to provide a tour of the Indigenous Art held in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. The Corrigan Walk tour is guided by a Bond staff member or student and takes approximately one hour. During the tour, guests learn the history of Indigenous Art, interesting facts about the artists, as well as the stories behind the paintings.
Public tours are held once a semester; with staff, students and the general public welcome to attend.
Bond University treats all staff with the same level of consideration, empathy and duty of care including those who may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or questioning (LGBTIQ). We strive to provide an environment that is safe and supportive and one that has a genuine respect for individuality and diversity.
The Bond University Ally Network provides support to LGBTIQ staff and students. Members of the Ally Network act as a point of contact for staff and students to discuss LGBTIQ issues and concerns.
An equal opportunity employer, Bond University is committed to providing an environment for all staff and students to participate in employment and study without obstacles. The University, when requested can make reasonable adjustments to work and/or the workplace to ensure staff with a disability or health condition are able to fulfil the requirements of a position.
The Bond University Women’s Network (BUWN) strives to empower women at Bond to connect and make a tangible difference, by instilling a sense of compassion, care, community and respect. The Network are active and has made a strong contribution to the culture of bringing people together through various initiatives that they host throughout the year.