It has set aside $3 million for the initial phase of the recruitment program that comes comes less than six months after Joondalup campus-based Professor Steve Chapman moved from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland to start as the 24-year-old university�s fifth vice-chancellor.
�We are now seeking a number of outstanding researchers to join us in taking ECU to the next level � people who can demonstrate a strong track record in publications, as well as a passion for making a difference in their field,� he said.
�This is an exciting initiative not only for ECU students and staff, but the wider West Australian community.
�Attracting researchers with fresh ideas and international reputations will help boost the State�s research output and focus on working towards solving real world problems across social, economic, physical and environmental spectrums.�
The recruitment campaign will primarily target the North America, UK and South-east Asia regions. It will seek to strengthen the university�s research areas but Professor Chapman said they may also recruit professors from disciplines not represented at ECU.