Canberra, Australia
28 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Australian National University (ANU) is distinctively excellent. Our ranking in the global top 20 isone of many characteristics that make us unique in Australia and a valued resource for the nation. Based in the national capital, ANU is renowned for the high quality of our research, the excellence of our teaching, and the breadth of our ongoing contribution to public policy and public life.

Our new five-year Strategic Plan will ensure ANU redefines the role ofa contemporary national universityand consolidates its place among the finest universities in the world. To drive delivery of the Plan, the new role of Provost of the University has been created.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and President, Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt AC,the Provostwill be his senior deputy. Working in partnership with the University Executive and our College Deans, the Provost will have an extensive academic leadership role across the ANU.

The Provost will be a distinguished leader and exceptional communicator, with a record of strategic engagement and delivery that reflects the high expectations of our community. They will possess the insight, skill and networks to guidethe University’s unique education and research culture in our rapidly changing world.

Candidates will require the scholarly standing, leadership capabilities, professional confidence, and record of success to consider themselves among the world’s best academic leaders.

How to Apply

A national and international search is being conducted.

For a confidential discussion and to receive the Information Book for candidates, which outlines the position and the process, please contact the local Odgers Berndtson as per below:

Julie Steiner, Managing Director, Australia  
Direct: +61 2 8905 3711

Colleen Keenan, Partner Education Practice, Canada
Direct: +1 416-366-1990 ext. 350

United Kingdom
Alex Acland, Partner and Head, UK Education Practice
Direct: +44 20 7367 0688

Nicholas Brill, Partner and Head of US Education Practice
Direct: +1 617-932-7945

Closing date: Wednesday 4th October 2017 – 5:00pm (AEDT)