Director, Research School of Biology

Canberra, Australia
05 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
19 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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

The Australian National University (ANU) is seeking to appoint a Director for its Research School of Biology. The ANU is ranked amongst the top universities in the world. Based in the capital city, the ANU is renowned for the quality of its research, the excellence of its teaching, and its ongoing contribution to public life.

The Research School of Biology has a strong tradition of excellence in research and teaching in the Biological sciences, with graduates of the School playing lead roles in academia, other research institutions, industry and government.  The School undertakes high-impact research across a broad range of biological and biomedical sciences, supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure, both within the School itself and through access to ANU-wide facilities and centres. The School attracts strong research support from a broad range of sources and top students from around Australia and from all over the world.

The ANU is looking for an outstanding academic leader who will shape the Research School of Biology in the next phase of its evolution. The Director will be an effective advocate for the School as well as working collegially with other senior members of the College and University to achieve the University’s broader strategic aims. If you are a proven academic leader, with a world-class research record in the field and a vision for Biology education and research in the twenty first century, we would encourage you to apply.

For a confidential discussion please contact: Kent Vidler, Senior Recruitment Consultant at

Download a copy of the candidate information booklet here: Candidate Information Booklet_ Director, RSB_ (Web).pdf

Application Information

In order to apply for this role please include:

  • A statement outlining your vision for the role and an overview of your skills and experience as they relate to the selection criteria; and
  • A current resume which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).

Applications close: Sunday, 19 May 2019, 11:55pm AEST

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 05 Apr 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 19 May 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time