Communications and Outreach Manager

Canberra, Australia
08 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2018
Contract Type

Classification: ANU Officer Level 8
Salary package: $94,094 - $100,864 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Continuing Contingent Funded

Position overview

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language is a national, cross-disciplinary centre with researchers involved across four participating universities (ANU, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland and Western Sydney University), as well as numerous domestic and international partner institutions.

The Centre has an ambitious and broad-reaching research program, with studies spanning linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and engineering. We are committed to shift the focus of the language sciences to a dynamic model where diversity, variation, plasticity and evolution, lie at the heart of language and its investigation.

The Communications and Outreach Manager will play a key role in publicising the Centre’s research, in influencing the public agenda in relation to language and language learning and in inspiring interest in the dynamics of language in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The position has overall responsibility for translating the academic work of Centre members to a range of audiences, from scientific to policymakers to general public, through modalities such as the Centre’s website, news and media stories, press releases, annual reports and e-mail newsletters.

This is a continuing (contingent-funded) appointment. Part-time applications will be considered. Applications must include responses to the selection criteria and updated CV with links to websites or samples illustrating ability to communicate research to the general public in one or more relevant media outlets.

For more information about the position, please contact Romina Paskotic, Chief Operating Officer T: +61 2 6125 6046 E: 

Closing date: 5 February 2018

Position description:  Communications Manager_CoE_ANU8_approved.pdf

ANU offers an excellent remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation and salary packaging arrangements including on-campus child care, car parking and a variety of other benefits.

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

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit .

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes 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.
  • Other documents, if required.

As part of the selection process shortlisted candidates will be required to prepare at representative webpage, story or press release on an aspect of the Centre’s activities.  An excerpt of the grant application will be provided to these candidates.

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

Please note: Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

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