Head of School of Banking and Finance

Sydney, Australia
08 Feb 2019
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08 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Established in 1949, UNSW is already one of the world’s leading universities, currently ranked 45th in the world (QS) and distinguished by pioneering research with a focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. UNSW is currently implementing its 2025 strategy and its ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 16,500 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners. The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels (PhD), including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs. Its direction is guided by a business advisory council of leading CEOs, chairpersons and other business leaders. The Business School is frequently ranked among the top 50 in the world, and in some areas among the top 20, according to global indicators. For further information, see:

One of the top finance schools in Asia-Pacific, the School of Banking and Finance has over 40 finance academics and offers a diverse range of courses in all sub-fields of finance including banking, corporate finance, investment management, international finance, asset management, financial analysis and risk management and insurance. The School’s faculty cultivates an enthusiastic and exciting research and teaching culture with ties to industry, both in Australia and internationally.

The School of Banking and Finance, which has been consistently ranked amongst the top 20 in the discipline of finance around the world over the last decade, is now seeking a new Head of School. The successful candidate will be a respected scholar in the finance discipline, with a track record of publications in the top three finance journals and other top tier, well-known journals in the field of financial economics. The candidate will demonstrate an appreciation of the breadth of sub-disciplines within the School. She/he will have demonstrated people skills and a track record of collegiality, collaboration and consultation, leadership capacity, the ability to create an inclusive and high-performing work environment, with a commitment to equity and diversity. The Head of School will be adept at sustaining academic collaborations and engagement with industry. and foster excellence in research, teaching, and engagement in the School that enables the University and the Business School’s overarching strategies.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact Grace Ware in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at or on +61 2 8354 4013.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at quoting reference number 3808 before noon on 8th March 2019 AEST.