Dean, Higher Degree Research

at Australian National University

Job no: 534365 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Academic

The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the great universities of the world and is unique in Australia. ANU is charting a new strategic course to redefine the role of a contemporary national university and create impact and change nationally, regionally and globally.

Our higher degree research program is focused on excellence, ensuring our graduates are in demand globally and are well-prepared to address complex contemporary challenges.

The Dean, Higher Degree Research provides the academic leadership, strategic direction and oversight of the University’s higher degree research program and ensures the effective delivery of high quality, internationally benchmarked research training. The Dean has responsibility for strategic planning, developing and implementing research training policy and creating a vibrant, supportive and responsive environment in which research students flourish.

The successful candidate will have a significant research profile with demonstrated success in supervising doctoral students, together with experience in leading research strategy, high-level influencing and communication skills and a collaborative leadership style.

For further information, please contact Christie O’Higgins, Manager, ANU Executive Search on 02 6125 2555 or

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

Applications Close: 18th December

Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia

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