Dean, College of Asia and the Pacific

Salary Not specified
Oct 22, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Australian National University (ANU) is seeking to appoint a distinguished scholar and outstanding leader as the next Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

ANU is one of the world’s great universities and is unique in Australia, with a national mission and global horizons. The University is charting a new strategic course to redefine the role of a contemporary national university, delivering a student experience that is equal to the world’s best, conducting research that transforms society and creates capability, and renewing its compact with the nation it serves.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific plays a critical role, developing and nurturing intellectual leaders, engaging with public policy, and enhancing Australia’s understanding of our region. With its reputation for excellence, the College brings together one of the world's most distinguished communities of scholars and practitioners, and is recognised worldwide for its leadership in research, education and public policy. 

The Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides the academic leadership, strategic direction and broad oversight of the research, education and community engagement outcomes of the College and its four Schools and one Centre. The Dean will work collaboratively to enhance the national and international engagement and impact of the College, ensuring effective partnerships are developed with key stakeholders, research institutions, industry and government.

The successful candidate will be a leader able to inspire and engage with an esteemed scholarly community. They will be innovative and ambitious, with unwavering commitment to delivering successful outcomes for the College and the University. Their academic work will be renowned, and will relate to the College’s disciplines, and their experience in leading a research strategy, exercising influence, achieving impact, and working collaboratively will be demonstrable.

For further information and a copy of the information booklet, please contact Kent Vidler, Deputy Manager, ANU Executive Search on

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

Closing Date: 18th November, 2020

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in Australia and will be required to undergo pre-employment and background checks.