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Professor / Director, Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA)

Professor / Director, Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA)

  • 549950
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Continuing
  • Closing at: Oct 1 2023 at 23:55 AEDT

Classification: Academic Level E
Salary package: $190,180 - $201,449 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Continuing, Full time

  • Access to world leading technical facilities
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • Attractive start-up package

The Area

The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA), is a joint facility of the Research School of Physics (RSPhys) and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA), featuring pre-eminent astrophysicist Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, Australia’s leading Relativist Susan Scott and fellow Prime Minister Prize recipient and leader of Australia’s gravitational wave instrumentation program David McClelland. The Centre encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It brings together existing ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella.

CGA is a team of experimental and theoretical physicists, engineers, and astronomers who work collegially towards their shared goal of advancing gravitational wave astrophysics research and translating the science and technology to a wide range of high-precision measurement applications. We thrive on learning and advancing together. We value equity and diversity and implement action-oriented strategies toward fostering an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and respectful culture in our workplace where everyone can bring their whole self to work and flourish.

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The Position

We are seeking an inspirational scientific leader in any field across Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with equity agendas, who can grow ANU’s leadership in gravitational wave astronomy. It is an expectation that this position will take on the role of Director and play a significant part in shaping the future of the Centre.

The appointment comes with an attractive start-up package. The University may also consider placement for a partner as per the University dual career procedure.

The Person

To excel in this role, you will have:

  • A strong track record in Gravitational Wave Instrumentation Science and or Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
  • A strong track record in leading research teams at national and international levels
  • An agenda for promoting equity and diversity and positive culture in workplace

CGA is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the culture of our research disciplines and looking at a number of initiatives to support gender equality within the centre including improving gender balance amongst staff and students in the Physics and Astrophysics disciplines.  As part of this initiative, we are strongly encouraging applications from underrepresented backgrounds.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

For more information about the position please contact Distinguished Professor David McClelland on T: +61 2 6125 9888 or E:

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

The Selection Committee will shortlist from 1 August 2023.

Please Note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.



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