Head of Department, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

The Australian National University - Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

The Australian National University (ANU) has an international reputation as a leading university in research, education, and policy expertise. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

The ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (Bell School) is a world-leading centre for research, education and policy analysis in the international, political, societal, diplomatic and strategic affairs of Asia and the Pacific. The School comprises a number of vibrant, interdisciplinary, intellectual communities; the Department of International Relations, the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, Department of Political and Social Change and the Department of Pacific Affairs. 

Located in the Bell School, The Strategic Defence Studies Centre is seeking an accomplished academic leader with relevant discipline and policy expertise, as their new Head of Department. Reporting to the Director of the School, the Head will be responsible for the operational management, research and educational leadership and strategic direction of the Centre, consistent with the strategic plan of the College and School. This will include national and international policy outreach and partnership with multiple stakeholders. 

Highly developed communication skills and the capacity to influence effectively should be complemented by the ability to engage across the Centre and School to encourage integrative research and teaching frameworks. Excellent people management capability should be combined with effective financial planning skills. The ability to build relationships while engendering a positive culture of collaboration will be essential.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au 

For confidential enquiries and to obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Booklet, please contact the ANU Human Resources Division, Senior Consultant Mrs Abigail Agyei at hrd.recruitment@anu.edu.au or on 61+ 0 26125 7990

Applications Close on Sunday, 29 April 2018

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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

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