Professor Duncan Ivison is currently Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney.
Prior to this, he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2010-2015) and Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (2007-2009). He continues to teach in the Department of Philosophy.
Professor Ivison has also held appointments in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, the Department of Politics at the University of York (UK) and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU. He did his BA at McGill University in Montreal, where he grew up, and his MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (where he was awarded the Robert Mackenzie Prize for his PhD).
Professor Ivison was Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, as well as Visiting Fellow in Ethics and Public Affairs, at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2002-3). He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities in 2009.