Professor, Research School of Physics

Canberra, Australia
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level E
Salary package: $176,614 - $187,079 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full-time Continuing

  • Excellent employer superannuation contributions
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • Attractive start-up package

The Australian National University’s newly established Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA), is a joint facility of the Research School of Physics (RSPhys) and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA). The Research School of Physics represents Australia's largest university- based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics is a world-respected astronomy and astrophysics research institute that operates Australia’s largest optical observatory.  The Centre encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It will bring together existing ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella.

The position is based in the Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics.

We are seeking inspirational scientific leaders with equity agendas from any area of research covered by the Centre, who can grow ANU’s leadership across all areas of gravitational wave astronomy.

To excel in this role, you will have:

  • A strong track record in any areas related to gravitational wave research
  • A strong track record in leading research teams at national and international levels
  • An agenda for promoting equity and diversity and positive culture in workplace

The appointment comes with an attractive start-up package. The University may also consider placement for a a partner or spouse subject to due diligence in relation to qualifications, field of scholarship and/or research and the availability of suitable work and funding.

There is significant flexibility in regard to actual commencement date and physical presence at the ANU.

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For more information about the position please contact Prof. David McClelland on T: +61 2 6125 9888 or E:

Closing Date: 25 April 2021

Position Description: Download File PD - Academic Level E_Professor.pdf

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.