Director, Centre for Gambling Research

Canberra, Australia
10 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
02 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C or Level D
Salary package: $119,844 - $133,202 (Level C) or $143,216 - $152,124 (Level D), plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Fixed Term - 5 years, full-time

Position overview

The Centre for Gambling Research (CGR)  was established at the ANU in the early 2000s as a joint initiative between the ANU and the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission. The CGR has a track record of undertaking high-quality, evidence-based policy relevant gambling research. The primary aim of CGR is to undertake research with the goal of informing the direction of gambling-related policy and service provision in the ACT and Australia, as well as placing a significant emphasis on the dissemination of research findings to relevant stakeholders and the community more broadly.

The CGR has undertaken extensive research on the social and economic impacts of gambling, the regulation of gambling, the impacts experienced by people and families with gambling problems, and the development of prevention and harm-minimisation strategies to reduce negative impacts from gambling. At the start of 2017, the CGR was relocated to the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM).

The appointee will be responsible for the management of the CGR, including oversight of the research activities, management of relationship with key stakeholders including the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission and attracting research funding.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For more information about the position, please contact: Professor Matthew Gray T: 0400 525 325 E: 

Closing Date: 2 May 2021

Position Description: Download File Position Description_Director_CGR.pdf

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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.