Employment as researcher, technical writer with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)


Classification: Academic level B

Salary package: $103,841 – $117,736 per year plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full time, CDD (2 years)

Job Description : PD_SoCY_Technical Writer _Level B.pdf

Successful candidates will:

  • Design, research and write case studies that can be used in educational and engagement contexts.
  • Be autonomous with a solid experience in the creation of a range of creative products.
  • Have the ability to develop a solid knowledge of the School of Cybernetics curriculum.
  • Be able to organize data into outputs that focus on a managerial or technical decision or concept.

In accordance with their relative ability to do so, a B-level scholar will have a relevant PhD degree or equivalent accreditation and subsequent research (or R&D) experience. This may not apply to applicants from different fields such as industry or government.

College Overview

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics (CECC) is a vibrant and diverse community of over three thousand students, staff and visitors. Our College is made up of three schools: the School of Computer Science, the School of Cybernetics and the School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group. Our goal is to bring together the expertise of social, technical, ecological and scientific systems to build a new approach. At the College, we draw on our disciplinary foundations to find and solve problems of global significance. Our people take our traditional world-class expertise and use it in creative and unconventional directions. Through the Reimagine investment, we have the privilege and the responsibility to build a new legacy for the University, the country and even the world. We will fulfill our mission by building a strong community, providing transformative educational experiences, conducting high-impact research, seeking meaningful engagement, and becoming a resilient post-COVID-19 organization. Join us in shaping a new intellectual agenda to reinvent engineering, computing, and the use of technology around the world.

The School of Cybernetics is the first new school established at ANU in the 21st century. The school will build on the foundational work of the Innovation Institute for Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3Ai), and will also develop systems and design capabilities. Cybernetics is central to the school’s work as a tool that sparks new ways of thinking and new possibilities for the future. We focus on systems as the unit of analysis and driver of action for industries working with complexity and we generate new approaches to shaping the future through and with technology. The school creates programs that combine education, research and engagement, giving staff the opportunity to create new ways of working, to imagine something different, grounded in a diverse and inclusive culture.

Job Overview

This position is a fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years to develop technical case studies for different media for teaching and extension purposes.

Applications are particularly sought from researchers who undertake high-impact collaborative and interdisciplinary research and whose expertise contributes to the School.

A longer term and/or continuing appointment may be offered in exceptional cases, subject to performance and budget availability, and the candidate’s demonstrated ability and desire to complement the College’s strategic programs in teaching, research and broader engagement within the University and the community.

To inquire about this position, please contact Maia Gould, Head of Strategic Services, via P: +61 2 6125 6458 or E: [email protected]

ANU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and particularly welcomes applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and applicants from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Also, it is customary at ANU College of Engineering and Computing to actively seek a gender mix of shortlisted candidates for interview. For more information on staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

We welcome and nurture diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from people who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have had career hiatuses, had career breaks or who have reached the excellence in careers outside the higher education sector. . We support candidates who need flexible arrangements in their work environments or patterns. If your experience seems a little different from what we have described, but you are passionate and motivated by this position, we welcome your inquiry and your application.

ANU offers attractive benefits and excellent support for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and offers generous salary benefits, including four weeks of paid vacation per year, assistance with moving expenses and a 17% contribution. from the employer to the retirement pension. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part-time work arrangements, a parent and elderly support program, dual-career hiring programs, ANU school vacation programs and child care. on the campus. For more information visit: https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources

Application Information

Applicants should apply online through the ANU Recruitment Portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a full list of publications (if applicable) and the names and contact details of at least three references (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include references, you can complete them online when prompted in the application form.
  • A statement of no more than 4 pages dealing with the selection criteria.
  • A 1-2 page statement describing your approach to teaching courses and supervising student projects.
  • Optional: additional supporting documents

Applications that do not meet the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Note: The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. A job offer is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: November 28, 2022


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