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Associate Deans: Community & Inclusion, Engagement, Education, Research and Infrastructure

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level E1

Classification: Academic Level D/E
Salary package: Negotiable
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (5 years)

Position overview

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is dedicated to contributing to The Australian National University’s reputation for excellence in research and research-led education, bringing together expertise across a range of areas to reimagine the role of engineering and computing for future generations.

CECS is a diverse and exceptional community of students, educators, scholars and researchers who embrace the breadth of the computing and engineering professions. We want our people to engage in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research to solve “wicked problems” of the 21st century in collaboration with the best minds in the world from across a broad range of disciplines. Through modern, unique programmes we encourage our students to build a diverse, multidisciplinary skillset that will prepare our graduates to successful make their future mark in the world. At its core, we will equip our people to ask the right kind of questions from a people-centric, technological and scientific perspective.

We are looking for outstanding leaders who share our passion and who want to create something exceptional. Through this unique endeavour, ANU will nearly triple its capability in engineering and computer science over the next decade, in line with the Reimagine Engineering and Computer Science Strategic Intent 2019 –2025:

We have identified five areas of strategic importance and are currently recruiting for Associate Deans in each of these areas:

  • Associate Dean (Community & Inclusion)
  • Associate Dean (Education)
  • Associate Dean (Infrastructure)
  • Associate Dean (Engagement)
  • Associate Dean (Research) 

The positions are available as five-year fixed term opportunities, but are negotiable dependent on the candidate’s experience, capability and preference.  Applications are invited from outstanding thinkers with a depth of expertise in one of these areas alongside the breadth of vision needed to reframe and solve the most important, complex problems of our age. You will be a member of the College Executive and offered individualised attention and an opportunity to be a part of a culture with a strong sense of community. You will enjoy building teams, capacity and will be a natural collaborator, setting new standards of excellence and inspiring future faculty and students.

We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

For a confidential discussion or further information about the Associate Dean positions please contact Deepali Dholepatil, Human Resources Manager , T: +61 2 6125 8819 E:

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

 ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (non-traditional CVs are welcome).
  • A short cover letter advising which role/s you are interested in and explaining how you want to contribute to the College with consideration to the selection criteria.
  • Evidence of the impact of your portfolio of work, as relevant to the position

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems