Of the Practice Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, School of Computing

Canberra, Australia
$129,049 - $163,808 per annum plus 17% superannuation
18 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Academic Level C/D
Salary package: 

  • Level C (Senior Lecturer): $129,049 - $143,433 per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • Level D (Associate Professor): $154,217 - $163,808 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full time, Fixed-Term (up to 3 years)

Position description & Selection Criteria: Download File OTP_Computing_PD&Criteria.pdf

This is an exciting opportunity for industry-grown practitioners to help nurture the computing professionals of the future and contribute to the School of Computing’s innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research and engagement programs.

This is your chance to help guide the people who will engage with real-world projects that go beyond academic interests. You will use your experience to organise projects that engage with industry stakeholders to equip our graduates with the relevant skills to deliver solutions. 

College overview 

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering, Computing, and Cybernetics (CECC) 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 the Software Innovation Institute. Be part of an innovative and forward-looking intellectual agenda, built on a diverse, inclusive culture.

Position overview

The Appointee will be a member of the School of Computing within one of the four activity clusters (Computational Science, Computing Foundation, Data Science, or Intelligent Systems), accountable to the Activity Cluster Lead and to the School Director. The staff member will contribute cooperatively to the overall intellectual life of the School, College, and University. In this specific position, the appointee will also be a point of contact for external engagement and work in partnership with both professional and academic staff to achieve the strategic priorities of the School, College and University.

The Appointee will undertake work in all three areas of academic activity: innovation, education, and service (including outreach). The allocation of time to each area will be discussed with the position supervisor annually and be reflective of appointees independent research agenda and interdisciplinary teaching requirements and leadership opportunities within the School environment. The Academic may also be required to supervise or mentor less senior staff, and undertake leadership roles as applicable. 

For more information about this position please see our website: https://comp.anu.edu.au/join/of-the-practice-academic-positions/ 

For further information, please contact Professor Antony Hosking, Director of the ANU School of Computing, T: +61 2 6125 9358, E: director.comp@anu.edu.au.

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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion.

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 have 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: https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources.  

Application information 

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

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including 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 statement addressing the selection criteria. 
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your approach to coursework education and student supervision. 
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your research / engagement and impact objectives for the next 3 years if appointed
  • (Optional) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 
  • (Optional for applicants) achievement relative to opportunity statement where appropriate
  • Other documents, if required. 

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

Please note: The successful applicant 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: 31 March 2023