Professor and Deputy Head, Research, Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

Brisbane, Australia
14 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Within the Griffith Business School, The Department of Business Strategy and Innovation (BSI) focuses on a number of areas of strategic relevance, including innovation and entrepreneurship, information management, international and Asian business, strategy, supply chain management, leadership and sustainability.

With more than 35 staff, the Department has a strong and active research focus with a long history of success in securing external research and of successful PhD completions.

The opportunity

We are seeking a Professor who, reporting to the Head of Department of BSI, will play a critical leadership role as Deputy Head of Department. The role will support the Head in discharging their responsibilities for the performance of the Department in learning and teaching, research and external engagement; and for planning and aligning financial and staff resources with the University's and School's strategic objectives. The role will have a particular focus on the research performance of the Department, including oversight of the Doctoral and Honours Programs.

This is a three year, full time, fixed term appointment with an underlying substantive full time, continuing (tenured) Professorial position, primarily based at either the Gold Coast or Nathan campus.

About you

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research profile, demonstrated leadership qualities, have shown significant contribution to one or more of the areas of strategic relevance of the Department, be highly committed to teaching excellence, and will actively and effectively supervise Honours and Postgraduate Research student projects.

Salary range

An attractive salary package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the information pack
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Applications close at 5 pm on the closing date.

All applications should be emailed to UniRecruit's Janine Walker at

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

Obtain the information pack and application requirements by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the information pack.

Griffith University is working in partnership with UniRecruit to find outstanding candidates. Further information is available on the UniRecruit website or by contacting Janine Walker ( , +61 (0) 407 621 306), Ann Newton ( , +61 (0) 412 358 234) or Michael Toohey ( , +61 (0) 418 883 807).

Closing date: Monday, 18 March 2019 at 5 pm AEST.