Professorial Chair in Ethics

Brisbane, Australia
27 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Area: Faculty of Business, Economics & Law
Salary (FTE): By Negotiation
Work type: Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

The University of Queensland Business School

The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. Our mission is to cultivate courageous thinkers who empower future leaders to positively transform business and society.

Based at the St Lucia campus as part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the School brings together 12,000 students and 200 subject experts. 

About This Opportunity

As the Professorial Chair in Ethics, you will provide education (teaching), academic and research leadership in the area of Ethics. Working closely with Disciplines and Industry to ensure the applied relevance and translational value of your work, you will design or lead the design of Ethics as either part of courses, standalone courses or Award/Non-Award Programs.

You will be a leading authority in content and practice in the area of ethics. Through research activities, educational leadership and thought leadership, you will drive the conversation and application of ethics in business, government, community and society.

You will establish a relevant teaching, Industry Advisory and research groups, with capacity for expansion by attracting postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows through external funding schemes, and developing collaborative research projects with the KPMG Chair in Organisational Trust, staff in the Business School, and elsewhere (both at UQ and in other institutions) to build capacity in applied and transferable research.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located close to Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

The capital of Australia’s sunshine state, Brisbane is the third largest city and one of the most affordable cities in Australia. It boasts over 250 days of sunshine per year with a safe, friendly, and multicultural environment for residents and visitors alike.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an engaged and collaborative academic leader whose previous experience matches the following:

  • Possess a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline with a distinguished record of scholarly teaching and academic leadership,
  • Recognition as a leading international authority in ethics and/or ethics-related areas as evidenced by grants, publications, research supervision and other research performance based on recognised performance indices at a Professorial level,
  • Desire to engage with industry and contribute to the community within the School and wider University community.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Professor Tyler Okimoto at

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, please apply through the UQJobs portal:

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Statement addressing suitability to the role (no more than 3 pages)
  • Resume/CV (Curriculum Vitae)

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: 27 Mar 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time