Who is building, managing and decommissioning our AI-enabled future?

This question is at the heart of our mission, and our way in is cybernetics. We are drawing on the history of cybernetics and reimagining it for our 21st century challenges.

A non-traditional school based in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University, we are making space for different futures. Futures that consider the environment, the people within it, and how technology can help, rather than harm. Futures that are safe, sustainable and responsible.

The School of Cybernetics is now the home of the 3A Institute, and is building upon the foundational work and mission of 3Ai under the leadership of Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell. Throughout 2021 we will add Systems and Design capability to our portfolio in the School.

How will we build it?


Explore different ways into education and training—from training a new type of engineer to bringing skills development to the broadest cross-section of society.


Conduct novel research and connecting existing research to yield insights that lead to action.


Bring together people from different places, backgrounds and disciplines to activate a systems approach to safely, sustainably and responsibly building the kind of world we want to live in.

Job Vacancies

We are currently recruiting multiple positions in the School of Cybernetics.

  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer: This position is a full-time fixed-term appointment. We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.
  • Engagement & Impact Lead: This position is responsible for leading and managing the engagement portfolio within the School and is expected to lead the development, negotiation and management of industry, collaborative and broader engagement opportunities and strategies.
  • Engagement & Impact (Marketing) Coordinator: This position is responsible for the marketing and communications, events, outreach, business development, external partnerships and research to impact activities of the school.

To explore all current opportunities at the Australian National University, visit the ANU Jobs catalogue.

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