Director, Mathematical Sciences Institute

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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

The Mathematical Sciences institute is one of the leading mathematics departments in Australia — ranked 1st in Australia for Mathematics and 31st in the world in the 2019 QS Rankings. The MSI has an exceptionally strong record in attracting research support and fulfils both a national and international role as a research institute in mathematical sciences.

The culture at MSI is one of collegiality and of fostering a supportive environment in which excellence in research and education thrives. The Institute is consistently ranked as one of the happiest academic units within the ANU. Located in the new purpose-built Hanna Neumann Building, which is a modern and sustainable building with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, MSI is well placed to continue its strong track record of outstanding performance into the future.

The ANU is looking for an outstanding academic leader who will shape the Mathematical Sciences Institute in the next phase of its evolution. The Director will be an effective advocate for the Institute as well as work 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 mathematical sciences and a vision for education and research in the twenty first century, we 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, MSI_(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, 14 July 2019

Position Description & Selection Criteria