Director, Research School of Psychology

Job Title: Director, Research School of Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: February 05, 2018 09:12

Job Description

The Australian National University is a world-leading centre, delivering the highest possible standards in education, research, policy engagement, and intellectual leadership.

The ANU Research School of Psychology (RSP) is a world-leading academic unit spanning all areas of psychology in research and education. The School has a comprehensive approach to education and teaching offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including a Clinical Psychology program.  The courses open a wide range of career pathways and continued research opportunities. In addition, the School has instigated a successful internationalisation strategy in Asia, particularly in China with a joint program at Southwest University (Chongqing, China).

The University seeks to appoint a new Director to lead the School through its next phase of growth and development. Reporting to the Dean of the ANU College of Health and Medicine, the Director will provide strategic leadership delivering innovative research and education activities at the highest level.  

A distinguished academic in the psychology field, with established leadership experience, the incoming Director will be passionate about excellence in research and education and create an environment that attracts and retains high potential staff and students.  Candidates will have a record of collaborative leadership that unites and inspires staff.  An outstanding record of personal research excellence is essential in one of the School’s major areas of research: Clinical and Health Psychology, Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology (inclusive of Applied Cognitive Psychology), Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, or Social and Organisational Psychology.

As a leader, the Director will display highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to mentor and develop staff, negotiate and manage change effectively and manage staff and diverse operational activities effectively.

Appointment as Director will be full-time for five years with a possible continuation by mutual agreement for a further term.  A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For a confidential conversation and information on the application process, please contact Jenny Sutton of Odgers Berndtson Executive Search on +61 402 548 703 or 

Applications close Wednesday 14 March 2018.