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Classification: ANU Officer 6/7
Salary package: $84,019 to $96,713 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed Term (up to 2 years) with a possibility of extension
Position Description: PD_SoCO_ANU06 07_Project Officer 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 three thousand students, staff, and visitors. Our College is comprised of three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics, and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group. We aim to bring together expertise in social, technical, ecological and scientific systems to build a new approach. In the College, we draw on our disciplinary foundations to find and solve problems of global importance. 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 computing and information sciences at ANU. We are a transformative center for research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer systems and software, and theoretical foundations of computing. We span traditional and modern thinking, connecting decades of computer science methodologies with modern data and computational science. Our mission is motivated by the need to design, drive and sustain strategic activities via 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 be taking the lead on a range of discrete projects related to Learning & Teaching in conjunction with the Education Transformation team such as: design and implement consistent approaches to class summaries and LMS sites (Wattle and web-based), auditing curriculum , action plans for re-accreditation, and policy related research. They will be troubleshooting complex procedural or administrative issues arising within the Education Portfolio, and ensuring solutions are enacted. They will work to support the Associate Director Education through the provision of quality advice, research and briefing documents on education matters within the School. The Project Officer will also provide some administrative support for the Associate Director Education.

This role would suit someone with an interest in education, who enjoys operating with a high level of autonomy and taking ownership of projects and seeing them through to completion. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal, analytical and troubleshooting skills, who enjoys the learning process associated with new tasks and challenges. We can offer a supportive and collegiate work environment and opportunities for professional development and career progression.

To inquire about this position please contact Peter Hoefner, Associate Director Education, E:, or Scott Rickard, Education Transformation Officer, E:

ANU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and particularly welcomes applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is practice in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to actively seek a gender mix of shortlisted candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, 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 disruptions or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of the higher education sector . We support applicants who require flexible arrangements in their work environments or patterns. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve described, but you’re passionate and motivated by this position, we welcome your inquiry and application.

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, visit:

Application information

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

  • A max 2 – 4 page statement addressing 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 these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: 3 July 2022


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