Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Financial Planning

Geelong/Melbourne, Australia
Monday, 3 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 3 April 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join an internationally renowned Accounting Department (Financial Planning)
  • Located at our Melbourne Burwood Campus or Geelong Campus
  • Level B/C AU$99,346-AU$139,291 p.a + 17% superannuation, full-time continuing position

Deakin Business School’s Department of Accounting comprises 44 full-time academics and is internationally renowned for its innovative and high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in both the Accounting and Financial Planning disciplines. Our Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Our Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning), Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and Master of Financial Planning are all accredited by the financial planning standards body - the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

The Department boasts strong industry engagement, world-class teaching facilities and is at the forefront of innovative research. Recently achieving an ERA of 4 which indicates research above world class, the department members have published in leading journals in the Accounting and Financial Services discipline including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Australian Journal of Management, Contemporary Accounting Research, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, ABACUS, Journal of Business Ethics and Accounting and Finance.

We have an exciting position for experienced Financial Planning academics to join the Department. As an Assistant Professor (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) in Financial Planning, you will contribute to the Department’s teaching programs at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels whilst also undertaking high-quality research and publishing in leading academic journals in areas such as superannuation, insurance, estate planning, client relationships, ethics and financial behaviour.

An attractive remuneration package is offered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and research record. Relocation support may also be available. You may be required to travel from time to time to and from campuses to meet work requirements.

Your key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • teach programs offered by the Department at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including supervision of students at honours and/or doctoral level
  • produce high-quality research in journals of national and international standing including a contribution to the department’s research agenda and strong performance in Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
  • partake in activities which enhance the profile and reputation of the Financial Planning discipline
  • develop and maintain relationships with relevant research, community, industry, government and professional partners to establish collaborations and industry partnerships

To be successful, you will have:

  • a PhD (or be working towards completion) in an area of relevance to Financial Planning; financial planning curriculum accreditation
  • practical experience in financial planning advice would be highly advantageous
  • commitment to quality teaching; experience teaching across multiple financial planning units including but not limited to superannuation, insurance, estate planning, client relationships, ethics and financial behaviour at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including supervision of honours and/or higher degree by research students
  • a developing or established research profile on-track to publish in high quality journals
  • evidence of success in obtaining competitive research funding
  • existing relationships and an ability to foster engagement with external bodies to enhance the national and international standing of the discipline

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Applications for this position close on 3 April 2020.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Mr Marc Olynyk, Course Director, Financial Planning at

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Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.