Director, Crawford School of Public Policy

Canberra, Australia
27 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Australian National University (ANU) is seeking to appoint a world-leading academic and outstanding leader as the next Director, Crawford School of Public Policy within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is like no other college at ANU or university faculty in Australia. It is one of the world’s leading centres for teaching, research and outreach in the Asia and Pacific region. For the last 75 years, the College has played a vital role in informing Australia’s public policy and intellectual engagement with societies, cultures and economies of Asia and the Pacific.

The Crawford School of Public Policy is the leading graduate public policy school in the Asia Pacific. School staff, students and alumni play an essential role in shaping public policy through research, education and policy engagement. The Crawford School is home to some of the region’s most prominent researchers. Many staff are active on government committees and in key advisory roles across government, business and civil society.

The Director, Crawford School of Public Policy, is responsible for enabling academic staff to achieve research, educational and public engagement outcomes for the School aligning with the strategic goals of the College, and the ANU 2025 strategic plan. While leading the School’s management group, the Director will also be part of the executive leadership group of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

The successful candidate will be an innovative, inspirational leader with demonstrated capacity in leading a high quality program of learning, teaching and other scholarly activities, contributing to institution-wide strategic activities. They will be collegial and ambitious, with unwavering commitment to delivering successful outcomes for School, College and University. Their academic work in public policy or related disciplines will be renowned, and will relate to the School’s world-class public policy engagement. Their institutional leadership experience exercising influence, achieving impact, and working collaboratively to cultivate national and international relationships with a wide range of political, corporate, educational, civil society stakeholders will be demonstrable.

For further information and a copy of the information booklet, please contact Christie O’Higgins, Manager, ANU Executive Search on

Applications Close: 12 pm (noon) AEST, Thursday 3 March 2022

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