ECU casts net abroad

ECU vice-chancellor Steve Chapman.
ECU vice-chancellor Steve Chapman.

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.