Dean, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 04/03/2022
REF: ANUcec0122
Applications for this listing are closed

Dean, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Fixed Term
Close Date: 04/03/2022
REF: ANUcec0122
  • Leadership opportunity at Australia’s highest ranked university
  • Foster innovative research and engagement
  • Drive outstanding outcomes for students

The Australian National University (ANU) seeks to appoint a distinguished scholar and outstanding leader as the next Dean of the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS).
The ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital, with excellence embedded in its approach to research and education.  The highest-ranked Australian university (QS rankings 2022), the ANU is unique, with a national mission and global horizons, delivering an outstanding student experience and conducting transformative research.
The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is a vibrant and diverse community of more than three thousand students, staff, and visitors.  The College comprises three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics, and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group.  The College draws on disciplinary foundations to find and solve problems of global importance, bringing expertise in social, technical, ecological and scientific systems to build a new approach.
The Dean, CECS, provides leadership to the College and across the University as a member of the ANU senior management group.  Internationally recognised and with an outstanding track record in academic leadership and reputation in their field, the Dean will be a dynamic, entrepreneurial and visionary leader, able to inspire and engage with a range of stakeholders across academia, government and industry.  With a commitment to delivering successful outcomes for the College and University, the Dean will foster innovative and strategic research and education that aligns with the University’s strategic plan and the College’s priorities in engineering, science and technology.  The successful candidate will be innovative and ambitious, with a passion for working collaboratively and the gravitas to represent the College and broader University on an international stage.
For more information about the College visit and for more details about the opportunity, please click here.
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:
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.
To apply, please click on ‘Apply now’ below, addressing your application to Andrew Norton and quoting reference ANUcec0122.
Your application should include:

  1. A letter of expression of interest, outlining your vision for the role and your experience as it relates to the selection criteria;
  2. A comprehensive curriculum vitae, detailing professional qualifications, full employment history and relevant achievements;
  3. The names and contact details of three (3) referees with a brief statement of the capacity in which they have known you (we will not contact your referees without your permission).

To request a copy of the position description, including key selection criteria, or further information and a confidential discussion about your application or the selection process, call Andrew Norton, Managing Partner on +61 1300 347 437 or email

Lead Consultants

No, thank you.