Pioneering Women Lectureships

Pioneering Women Lectureships

To celebrate the achievements of pioneering women in the various fields of computer science, the School of Computing have made a commitment to supporting the next generation of female leaders through the Pioneering Women Lectureships scheme.


Computer science is an indispensable lynchpin, bridging the global scientific community in its race to address the crises and challenges facing humanity today. To power discovery, the computer science discipline needs to attract and assemble talent and expertise from the widest possible pool — from every demographic and every corner of the world.

The School of Computing at The Australian National University (ANU) is committed to supporting the next generation of women in leadership. The Pioneering Women Lectureships (PWL) scheme will provide $100,000 grants for computer scientists, who will contribute to the research and academic environment at ANU. Join us in shaping a new intellectual agenda to reimagine the use of technology in the world.

Your impact

Women are invited to apply, as part of their application to the ANU School of Computing tenure track positions. The PWL grant will fund ambassadorial, mentoring, and supervision activities designed to support women in computer science and attract more women to the discipline.

Help usher in a new era of collaboration and innovation by maximizing the contributions of women. Activities can include workshops and symposia, stipends for female students, outreach and promotions, teaching and learning activities, hackathons, datathons, the opportunities are up to you. 

How to apply

Application is by self-nomination and involves the inclusion of a one-page document along with your tenure track application pack. The document should summarise your past pioneering activities (research, teaching, or service) as well as plans for supporting women in computer science. 

Candidates for the Pioneering Women Lectureships will be assessed after acceptance to the tenure track program, and the outcome will be announced soon afterward. 

Find out more

For more information please contact Professor Amanda Barnard (Chair, Pioneering Women Lectureships).

To apply for a Tenure Track position, visit the ANU Jobs website.


Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing