This is an exciting opportunity for industry-grown practitioners to help nurture the computing professionals of the future and contribute to the School of Computing’s innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research program. Your unique perspectives will help shape the future research directions of the discipline and help foster partnerships and collaborations across a range of sectors. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and delivery of research programs, courses and masterclasses; the publication of traditional and non-traditional research outputs; the supervision of students; and the development of creative and practice-orientated work programs and initiatives.

Engagement & Impact

The School of Computing and the ANU play an important role in advancing the prosperity, health, and wellbeing of society through its education programs and research. This can only be achieved through active engagement with industry, government, and the broader community. Engagement and Impact takes many forms, from collaborative partnerships that translate our cutting-edge research into products and services, through policy advice and leadership, through to the research-led education that places our highly sought-after graduates into high impact roles in the workforce.

Discover more about our programs and how we engage here: Engage with us

Teaching and Student Pathways

The ‘Of the Practice’ roles provide an unrivalled opportunity for highly experienced industry and government practitioners to create and develop the career pathways of the next generation of computing graduates. Bring your wealth of experience to training and guiding our students into fulfilling and rewarding careers. The Digital Skills in the Australian and International Economies report from the National Skills Commission shows that Digital Skills are dominating emerging skills in Australia. For example, demand for software orchestration/automation skills has grown almost 30 times, with growth in this skill exceeding all other skills from 2016 to 2020. With Digital skills in high demand, in occupations beyond traditional IT and Computing professions, it is critical for industry and government to play an active role in preparing students for their careers in the workforce. Our ‘Of the Practice’ positions will play a key part in developing the necessary professional skills and providing professional context to our students. You can hear about the teaching experience in the School of Computing from some of our amazing lecturers below.

Discover more about our programs and courses here: Study with us

Projects and Research

Joining the School of Computing at the ANU will situate you within one of the best communities of researchers in Australia. Here you will have the opportunity to get involved in leading research across disciplines such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, and many others.

In an ‘Of the Practice’ role, you will have the opportunity to embark on translational research projects of interest to your sector or industry. Guide research on a professional interest and collaborate with some of the world’s leading experts in your field.

Discover more about our research groups and projects here: Our research


Information for Applicants Booklet

To apply please submit an application here: ANU Jobs Website

To enquire about these positions please contact the Director of the ANU School of Computing, Professor Antony Hosking.

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