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Essentials

  • The School is seeking an accomplished academic leader with relevant discipline and policy expertise, as their new Director.  Reporting to the Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Director will be responsible for the overall operational management, research and educational leadership of the School, consistent with the strategic plan of the College and School.
  • Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs website
  • Application deadline: 15 February 2017
  • Job description website

Summary

The Australian National University (ANU) has an international reputation as a leading university in research, education and policy expertise.  Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

The ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs is a world-leading centre for research, education and policy analysis in the international, political, societal, diplomatic and strategic affairs of Asia and the Pacific.  The School comprises a number of vibrant, interdisciplinary, intellectual communities; the Department of International Relations, the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, Department of Political and Social Change and the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program.

The School is seeking an accomplished academic leader with relevant discipline and policy expertise, as their new Director.  Reporting to the Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Director will be responsible for the overall operational management, research and educational leadership of the School, consistent with the strategic plan of the College and School. This will include international policy outreach and partnership with multiple stakeholders.

Highly developed communication skills and the capacity to influence effectively should be complemented by the ability to engage across the College to encourage integrative research and teaching frameworks.  Excellent people management capability should be combined with effective financial planning skills. The ability to build relationships while engendering a positive culture of collaboration will be essential.