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Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

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

Classification: Level E1

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 School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) undertakes research and education in governance and regulation associated with major social, environmental and health challenges. Our work is based on principles of social justice, environmental sustainability and human wellbeing. We test and develop theory; provide rigorous qualitative and quantitative empirical evidence on important issues, and proactively engage in the policy debates in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and internationally.

RegNet’s world renowned approach to interdisciplinarity draws critically upon theory and methodologies from a range of fields including anthropology, criminology, economics, international relations, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, public health, and sociology. Currently we work in the following thematic areas: Climate, Energy & the Environment; Law, Justice and Human Rights; Society, Safety & Health; Trade, Investment & Intellectual Property. We welcome new areas.

RegNet is seeking an internationally renowned scholar and accomplished academic leader 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 School, College and ANU. This will include leading national and international research collaborations, 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 School, College and ANU to encourage integrative research, teaching and outreach 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.  

For confidential enquiries and further information about the School please contact Professor Michael Wesley (

Download a copy of the candidate information booklet here: Candidate Information Booklet_Director, RegNet (Web).pdf

Applications close: Wednesday, 31 July, 11:55pm AEST

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