Coordinator of the Masters Program in Physics

Canberra, Australia
19 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C
Salary package: $115,729 - $128,825 AUD per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, tenure track appointment

Position overview

The Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE) constitutes Australia's largest university-based research activity incorporating major national facilities and an innovative undergraduate teaching program. The School is home to a vibrant and highly collegial community of Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, professional and academic staff, all of whom form the School's greatest asset. The School has a large HDR program, equally constituted between Australian students and a diverse international cohort representing over 30 countries. The School is growing the HDR-coursework offerings further, in particular for industry relevant fields that span several discipline areas at ANU. The Deputy Director (Education) seeks an energetic, highly motivated, experienced and professional researcher to lead the suite of Masters programs in the School. The role will be equally split between contribution to industry engagement and coordinating the entire Physics Masters program.  It will be co-funded between a research department and the Physics Education Centre.

Role Statement:

The Coordinator of the Masters Program in Physics is expected to contribute 50% of their time to the teaching and coordination of the Masters program in Physics.  The Coordinator is also expected to devote 50% of their time to the pursuit of applied physics research and scholarship. The Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Convening a Masters program
  • Supervision of major honours or postgraduate research projects
  • Overall coordination of all Masters programs in Physics
  • Conduct applied physics research with a focus on engagement with industry and government agencies

This position will be a tenure track appointment to engage a world-class academic for an initial period of seven (7) years, with the option of renewal or conversion at the end of the initial employment agreement.

The Australian National University 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 further information please contact Joseph Hope T: 02 6125 2780 or E:

Closing date: 17 July 2018

Position description:  Convenor_Masters_Program_150518_draft.docx

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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.

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