Senior Fellow / Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Canberra, Australia
$124,685 – $158,269 per annum plus 17% superannuation
18 May 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C or Academic Level D
Salary package: $124,685 – $138,583 (Academic Level C) or $149,002 - $158,269 (Academic Level D) per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed Term (up to 3 years)
Position Description & Selection Criteria: PD_SoCO_C D_Senior Fellow Associate Professor May 2022.pdf

  • Contribute to both foundational and applied research and education within the ANU-ASD partnership
  • Achieve impact through education and research translation
  • Work with both academia and government in a diverse team

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 comprises 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.

The ANU has a unique relationship with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), stemming from common interests with the Mathematical Sciences Institute and the School of Computing. The resulting ANU-ASD collaboration (Co-Lab) dedicates itself to enhancing and promoting research collaboration, recruitment, training, and outreach activities in areas of mutual interest, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Position overview

This position is based in the School of Computing, with a focus on contributing to the ANU-ASD Co-Lab through engagement and impact activities that support the strategic goals of the partnership. The appointee will also contribute to the educational activities of the school, and the supervision of students.

This role is an Academic "Of The Practice" appointment, and is designed to be open to people coming from both traditional and non-traditional academic career pathways.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dirk Pattinson, Co-Lab Director of Research, E, to find out more about this role.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. 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, 17% employer contribution to superannuation, 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

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

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including any publications, 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 max 1-2 page statement addressing the selection criteria. 
  • A brief statement describing research and development, recognition, and achievements in the field of computing in industry, business, academia or government.
  • A max 1-2 page statement outlining your approach to education for a range of different stakeholder groups, such as university, secondary school or professionals.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: 19 June 2022

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