Economic policy

Director, Center for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research job with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)

Classification: Academic Level D/E

Salary package: Level D $149,002 – $158,269 / Level E $183,749 – $194,637 per year plus 17% superannuation

Term: Five-year director with an underlying full-time continuing academic appointment

Job Description : CAEPR Director Booklet 2022 v1.6-compressed.pdf

Job Overview

The Australian National University (ANU) enjoys an international reputation as a leading university in research, education and policy expertise, with particular strengths in the humanities and social sciences . Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, ANU attracts leading scholars and exceptional students from Australia and around the world.

Since 1990, ANU has supported leading Australian social science research on Indigenous policy issues through the Center for Indigenous Economic Policy Research (CAEPR). The University is now seeking to renew its commitment to Indigenous policy research by appointing a new director. This is an excellent opportunity to lead and renew the vision and dynamism of the Centre. The Director will be a seasoned and accomplished Indigenous leader with relevant academic and policy expertise. Reporting to the Director of the School of Social Science Research within the College of Arts and Social Sciences, the Director will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of CAEPR’s research and education, in line with strategic plans from the College of Arts and Social Sciences. and the UNA’s First Nations portfolio. This will include raising awareness of national and international policies and partnering with multiple stakeholders, as well as the continued development of relationships between ACRPM and government agencies and research networks in Australia and overseas.

The successful candidate will have highly developed communication skills and the ability to influence effectively as well as the ability to engage across the College of Arts and Social Sciences and with the ANU First Nations portfolio to encourage collaborative research and teaching. Excellent people management ability must be combined with effective strategic visioning and planning. The ability to build relationships while engendering a positive culture of collaboration will be essential.

Information: Professor Catherine Waldby T:02 6125 2449 E: [email protected]

This is an identified position in accordance with the ANU identified position policy. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant at [email protected]

ANU values ​​diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. CAEPR actively encourages women and gender non-binary applicants to apply for this position. CAEPR is committed to developing a diverse staff profile and supporting flexible working arrangements that take into account family responsibilities. If desired, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with older women within CAEPR, RSSS and ANU, and CAEPR will support mentorship opportunities.

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Application Information

To apply for this position, be sure to upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes the names and contact details of at least three references (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete them online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if necessary.

Applications that do not meet the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. A job offer is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: May 15, 2022