Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Salary Package: $84,019 to $96,713 per year plus 17% pension

Term: Full-time, Fixed Term (maximum 2 years) with possibility of extension

Job Description: PD_SoCO_ANU06 07_Project employee JUN 22.pdf

College overview

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is a vibrant and diverse community of more than 3,000 students, staff and visitors. Our college consists of three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group. We want to bring together expertise in social, technical, environmental and scientific systems to build a new approach. In the College, we use our disciplinary foundations to find and solve problems of global concern. Our people build on our traditional world-class expertise and take it in creative, unconventional directions.

The School of Computing has a strong foundation in computer science and information science at ANU. We are a transformative center for research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer systems and software, and theoretical foundations of computer science. Spanning traditional and modern thinking, we connect decades of computer science methodologies with modern data and computational science. Our mission statement is motivated by the need to design, drive and support strategic activities through five broad focus areas: Computing Foundations, Computational Science, Intelligent Systems, Data Science and Analytics, and the Software Innovation Institute. Be part of an innovative and forward-looking intellectual agenda, built on a diverse, inclusive culture.

Position overview

The Project Officer will lead a range of discrete projects related to learning and teaching in collaboration with the education transformation team, such as: design and implement consistent approaches to class overviews and LMS sites (Wattle and web based), curriculum auditing, re-accreditation action plans and policy-related research. They will resolve complex procedural or administrative issues that arise within the education portfolio and ensure that solutions are identified. They will work to support the Associate Director of Education by providing quality advice, research and briefing papers on educational issues within the school. The Project Officer will also provide some administrative support to the Associate Director of Education.

This role would suit someone with an interest in education, who enjoys working with a high degree of autonomy and taking responsibility for and completing projects. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills, who enjoys the learning process that comes with new tasks and challenges. We can provide a supportive and collegial work environment and opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

For information about this position, please contact Peter Hoefner, Associate Director of Education, E: [email protected], or Scott Rickard, Education Transformation Officer, E: [email protected]

ANU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and particularly welcomes applications from women, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In addition, it is common in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to actively seek out a gender mix of shortlisted candidates for an interview. For more information about employee participation at ANU, please visit:

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, had career breaks or achieved excellence in careers outside the higher education sector. We support applicants who need flexible arrangements in their work environment or patterns. If your experience looks a little different from what we described, but you are passionate and motivated by this position, we welcome your inquiry and application.

Offering attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work-life balance, the ANU offers generous compensation benefits, including four weeks of paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation costs and 17% employer contribution to retirement. This also includes generous parental leave, the option of flexible and part-time work arrangements, a parenting and aged care support program, dual-career rental programs, ANU school vacation programs, and on-campus childcare facilities. For more information visit:

Login Information

Applicants must apply online through the ANU recruitment portal and must upload the following separate documents:

  • A statement of maximum 2 – 4 pages covering the selection criteria
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) 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 them online when prompted in the application form.
  • Any other documents.

Applications that do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered for the position.

Please note that the successful candidate must have the right to live and work in this country and must undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing date: July 3, 2022

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