Director, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Australian National University
Job Announcement Text: 

The Australian National University (ANU) is seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA).

RSAA is recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading research institute in astronomy and astrophysics. It operates two world-famous observatories and has a long history of research and technical development at the forefront of the field. The School’s mission is to advance the observational and theoretical frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics and their enabling technologies.

Reporting to the Dean of the ANU College of Science, the RSAA Director provides leadership and fosters excellence across the range of the School’s activities including research, education technology development, and external engagement. The appointee will lead the School in the next phase of its evolution, facilitating and promoting a culture of high-performance and collegiality, being an effective advocate for the School, and working collegially with other senior staff of the university to achieve the strategic aims of the College and the University.

Further information can be found here.

For a confidential discussion and/or a copy of the information booklet, please contact Kent Vidler, Deputy Manager, ANU Executive Search on +61 408 421 119 or [email protected]

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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

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$143455.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
salary commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Kent Vidler
Deputy Manager, ANU Executive Search
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