Lead the leaders

19 August 2015

Are you ready to lead Asia and the Pacific’s leading public policy school? Crawford School is looking for a new Director to position the school for its next decade of development and innovation.

The position is currently advertised and applications are open until 30 September. The new Director will take over from Professor Tom Kompas, who stepped down last month after six years in charge.

Crawford School leads research and debate on public policy in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, and is the flagship for the University’s campus-wide commitment to improving the quality of public policy debate and outcomes within Australia and the region.

Crawford School is well known for its inter-disciplinary approach to policy studies, with expertise in fields ranging from political science and economics, to demography and human geography. The School’s academics engage in world-leading trans-disciplinary work that includes climate and environmental management and policy; demography; natural resources; trade and investment; governance; human geography; political economy and regulation.

Scholars across all of Crawford’s research and teaching clusters address multiple audiences: international organisations, governments, the private sector, the non-profit sector, Indigenous Australia, outstanding domestic and international graduate students, and the many public sector agencies that are the School’s strategic partners.

The School houses innovative policy networks, including the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, the Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies journal and PolicyForum.net, as well as leading inter-disciplinary centres such as the Development Policy Centre and the Social Policy Institute and well-known websites DevPolicy Blog and East Asia Forum.

Crawford has a diverse and high-achieving postgraduate student body, drawn from throughout the region. Many of the School’s students have taken time out from important government positions in the region to study at the School, and many graduates have gone on to lead policy throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Crawford School was named after former ANU Chancellor Sir John Crawford – a celebrated Australian economist and policymaker. The School has a celebrated history as a world-leading centre for applied and development economics, focusing on Australia, China, Japan, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific.

To find out more about the position download the information for candidates booklet.

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