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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Apply now Job no: 542619
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level B

Classification:    ANU Academic Level B / C
Salary package:  Level B: $101,805 - $115,428 plus 17% superannuation

                             Level C: $122,240 - $135,866 plus 17% superannuation
Term:                   Full Time, 2 Years Fixed Term

  • Be part of the launch of a new School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University
  • Support the establishment of innovative, interdisciplinary, outwardly focused programs blending education, research and engagement
  • Join and build on the foundational work of the ANU’s 3A Institute

College overview

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is a vibrant and diverse community of more than three thousand students, staff, and visitors. Our College is comprised of three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics, and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group. We aim to bring together expertise in social, technical, ecological and scientific systems to build a new approach. In the College, we draw on our disciplinary foundations to find and solve problems of global importance. Our people build on our traditional world-class expertise and take it in creative, unconventional directions. Through the Reimagine investment, we have the privilege and the responsibility to build a new legacy for the University, the country, and even the world. We will deliver on our mission by building a strong community, providing transformative educational experiences, conducting high-impact research, seeking meaningful engagement, and becoming a resilient organisation post COVID-19. Join us in shaping a new intellectual agenda to reimagine engineering, computing, and the use of technology in the world.


The School of Cybernetics is the first new school established at the ANU in the 21st Century. The School will build on the foundational work of the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Innovation Institute (3Ai), and also develop capacity in systems and design. Cybernetics is at the heart of the work of the school as a tool that sparks new ways of thinking and possibilities for the future. We focus on systems as a unit of analysis and driver of action for industries working with complexity and we are generating new approaches to shape the future through and with technology. The school creates programs that blend education, research and engagement, giving staff the opportunity to create new ways of working, to imagine something different, built on a diverse, inclusive culture.


Position overview

This position is a full time fixed term two year appointment in the 3A team within the School of Cybernetics. We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

Longer term and/or ongoing appointment may be offered in exceptional cases subject to performance and budget availability as well the candidate’s demonstrated capability and desire to complement the School of Cybernetics' strategic agendas in teaching, research and broader engagement within the University and community.

The start date for this position is no later than January 19, 2022. The position is based on the ANU campus in Canberra.

To enquire about these positions please contact the Deputy Director of the School of Cybernetics, Alex Zafiroglu on Alex.Zafiroglu@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to require selection panels to seek a gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion  

The 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 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 more information, please visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources

Application information

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload each of the following as separate documents. Applications that do not include all documents will not be considered:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a full research output list and/or publication list and 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.
  • A short persuasive argument about the role and value of Cybernetics as an approach to shape futures through and with technology. This may be in a format of your choosing (max 1 page statement or visual)
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.

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

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

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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