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The Australian National University

Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level E1

Classification: Academic Level E1
Salary package: $174,814 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)
Position overview

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) is seeking to appoint a person of international renown to the Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration. The appointee will be expected to primarily make contributions to the research activities of ANZSOG as Deputy Dean (Research) as well as meet some of the teaching needs of the School. The successful candidate will have outstanding records of demonstrated excellence in research, publications, and education. 

The Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration is expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing leadership and in fostering excellence in research and make significant, independent, and original contributions to the field of Public Administration and Governance, ANZSOG’s research program within their field of expertise and provide leadership to the ANZSOG organisational unit at ANU. The person will work collaboratively within the ANZSOG network of scholars and practitioners across the two countries and internationally. 

The position will be located within the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra and reports to the Head of School.

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) is recognised globally as a leading provider of executive-level education for the public sector. ANZSOG was created by government for government, with the active collaboration of its member universities. It is owned by the 10 Governments across Australia and New Zealand (both national and each state/territory in Australia) and 15 member universities, including ANU.  

For all enquiries, please contact Dr Andrew Banfield, T: +61 2 6125 2679 E:

ANU 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, 17% employer contribution to superannuation and eligibility to apply for 6-month research leave every three years. For more information on working at ANU please visit

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. 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.

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

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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