Director, Research School of Psychology

Canberra, Australia
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Research School of Psychology (RSP) is a world-leading academic unit spanning all areas of psychology in research and education. The School has a comprehensive approach to education and teaching offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including a Clinical Psychology program that opens a wide range of career pathways and continued research work. Currently the School is in a period of planned growth and visualisation, committed to increasing the number of full-time academic positions and expanding new competitive research fellowships. This is an exciting time for a new Director to build on its strengths, expand the scope and add new directions to the RSP vision and its development, and help to generate an even stronger world-leading School of Psychology.

Reporting to the Dean of the ANU College of Health and Medicine, the Director will inspire, motivate and support the School while providing strategic leadership through its next phase of growth and development.

As the incoming Director you will have an internationally recognised and outstanding career in teaching and research in Psychology, with demonstrated intellectual leadership and a compelling vision for the University’s place in the future of Psychology.

You will be a natural collaborator, networker and communicator able to build, integrate, and inspire teams across areas in Psychology and other disciplines. You will also have a proven ability to enhance and develop the national and international reputation and performance in research and education. This will be complimented by your track record of leadership in building a positive, creative, and inclusive culture along with both behavioural and performance expectations.

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 RSP_Final(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, 28 July 2019