Professor, Management (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations)

Melbourne, Australia
Academic Level E + 17% Superannuation
30 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Academic Level E + 17% Superannuation
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the Role

The School of Management is within the College of Business and Law. The School is comprised of two Departments: the Department of Management, International Business, and Entrepreneurship (MIBE), and the Department of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (HRM & IR). This position is in HRM & IR.

The Professor is a senior academic and eminent researcher in the specialist field, contributing significantly to teaching and research outputs, building capability of staff and promoting strong academic performance. The Professor will provide high level research leadership developing and leading research project teams and programs and fostering a vibrant research culture. They will be required to develop a high-quality and productivity-driven research network across RMIT and with external national and global partners. The Professor will also teach and make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the discipline with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students. The Professor will make a significant contribution to the planning and strategic direction of the School, taking on major academic leadership roles involving participation in various committees within the School, College and University and external to the University, as appropriate.

About You

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Ability to manage award program/s and lead program reviews.
  • Distinction at the national level and an internationally recognised research track record.
  • Extensive experience in attracting and supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.
  • Evidence of demonstrated strategic leadership in a large organisational unit or University-wide initiative and effective membership of a management team that developed and achieved shared goals and objectives.
  • Experience in financial, governance and quality management systems within a University.
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.


Mandatory: PhD in Industrial Relations/Employment Relations, Human Resource Management, or a closely related field.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

About the School of Management

The School of Management is part of the College of Business and Law. The School is pluralist in nature; we are a diverse community of scholars who recognise and embrace multiple perspectives on organisations, management, and work. We are proud of our strengths in translating the knowledge we produce for real world application. We aim to improve public policy, organizational practice, and working life. We do this by advancing leadership, management, employment, innovation and entrepreneurial practices that are inclusive, responsible, and enable people and organisations to thrive.

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To Apply

Please submit your CV, covering letter, and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Kassie McKnight, Senior Talent Advisor via email on or Professor Timothy Bartram, Head of Department HRM & IR on

Applications close on Thursday, 21st July at 11:59 pm.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

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