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Computer Science (CS) Futures Fellow

Australian National University

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/09/2017

Job Category:

Education / Research

Job description:
Classification: ANU Academic Level B/C
Salary package: $110,316 - $148,619 (including 17% superannuation) per annum
Terms: Full time, Fixed term 5 years
  • ANU, the place to be - #1 in Australia and in the World Top 20
  • Exciting opportunities available to join our community of scholars and researchers
  • Innovative research partnerships

Position overview

The Research School of Computer Science (RSCS or the School) is one of two Research Schools within the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). The School is going through a period of rapid growth and expansion. Our staff and students are engaging with industry and government partners to solve the toughest problems and to shape the next generation technology innovations in the areas of Algorithms and Data, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Systems, Information and Human Centred Computing, Logic and Computation, Cybersecurity and Software Intensive Systems Engineering.

We are seeking applications from enthusiastic early career academics who have the potential and deep commitment to help define the future of the computing discipline. You will have the opportunity to present a ground-breaking vision for your research and its importance to the future of computer science. Applications are particularly invited from researchers whose interests are synergistic with existing research groups within the Research School and whose breadth of vision reaches across traditional discipline silos. 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 or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

The positions are initially for a period of 5 years. Longer term and/or tenure-track appointments may be offered in exceptional cases subject to experience, skill and performance with consideration given to the candidate’s achievement relative to opportunity. Successful candidates will be offered individualised attention and be part of a culture with a strong sense of community to define their own research agendas, apply for competitive funding, develop their own laboratory facilities and where appropriate, building a research team. These positions come with a yearly budget to cover visitors and conference travel as well as the possibility to negotiate significant start-ups funds.

This recruitment process is part of the wider ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science initiative, where we are looking to make up to 10 appointments of this type across Engineering and Computer Science over the next two (2) years. For information on the Future Engineers Research Leadership process running in the Research School of Engineering please visit here.

Applications with experience and skills that overlap with the Engineering discipline may be referred to the Chair of the Engineering selection panel for consideration and will be notified accordingly.

The Australian National University 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 CS Futures enquiries please contact Professor Alistair Rendell. T: +61-2-6125 4386, E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

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

Application information

Applications for these positions must be made using the ANU online system, with detailed guidelines found in the candidate information booklet. In applying for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents.

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria;
  • A research vision statement;
  • An education vision statement;
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes 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;

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

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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