Professor, School of Computing, Level E

Canberra, Australia
01 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Professor (Level E)
Salary package: $180,146–$194,637 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

The ANU School of Computing seeks to build diversity and leadership critical mass in each of its activity clusters: Computing Foundations, Computational Science, Intelligent Systems, and Data Science/Analytics. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to lead within the ANU School of Computing in building on its established reputation to enhance the role of computing at Australia's national university.

College overview 

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is a vibrant and diverse community of more than three thousand students, staff, and visitors. Our College is comprised of three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics, and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group. We aim to bring together expertise in social, technical, ecological and scientific systems to build a new approach. In the College, we draw on our disciplinary foundations to find and solve problems of global importance. Our people build on our traditional world-class expertise and take it in creative, unconventional directions. Through the Reimagine investment, we have the privilege and the responsibility to build a new legacy for the University, the country, and even the world. We will deliver on our mission by building a strong community, providing transformative educational experiences, conducting high-impact research, seeking meaningful engagement, and becoming a resilient organisation post COVID-19. Join us in shaping a new intellectual agenda to reimagine engineering, computing, and the use of technology in the world.

The School of Computing has a strong foundation in computing and information sciences at ANU. We are a transformative centre for research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer systems and software, and theoretical foundations of computing. We span traditional and modern thinking, connecting decades of computer science methodologies with modern data and computational science. Our mission is motivated by the need to design, drive and sustain strategic activities via five broad focus areas: Computing Foundations, Computational Science, Intelligent Systems, Data Science and Analytics, and the Software Innovation Institute. Be part of an innovative and forward-looking intellectual agenda, built on a diverse, inclusive culture.

Position overview 

This position is a continuing appointment to contribute to building a critical mass of leading academics within each activity cluster of the new School of Computing.

Applications are particularly invited from researchers who undertake high impact collaborative and cross-disciplinary research, and whose expertise contributes to the activity cluster, School, and College.

ANU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and particularly welcomes applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is practice in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to actively seek a gender mix of shortlisted candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break, had career disruptions or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of the higher education sector. We support applicants who require flexible arrangements in their work environments or patterns. If your experience looks a little different to what we’ve described, but you’re passionate and motivated by this position, we welcome your enquiry and application.

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, visit:

Application information

Position Description: PD_SoCo_Academic_Level E_Nov21.pdf

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including a full publication list and 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. 
  • A 1-2 page statement addressing the selection criteria. [OR: A response of no more than X words addressing each selection criteria.] 
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your approach to coursework education and student project supervision. 
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your research objectives for the next 3 years if appointed
  • A statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 
  • A statement on achievement relative to opportunity where appropriate.

The ANU conducts background checks on potential employees, and employment in this position is conditional on satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure, which sets out the types of checks required by each type of position.

To enquire about these positions please contact Professor Antony Hosking, Director—ANU School of Computing, via phone at +61 2 6125 9358 or email to