Senior Lecturer in Business

Sydney / Brisbane / Melbourne, Australia
$133,726 to $171,949 p.a. employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
28 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Teaching and research focussed role in management, HRM, accounting, finance, marketing or entrepreneurship
  • Lead and manage postgraduate programs, with a focus on the MBA program
  • Full time, continuing role which may be based at our Melbourne, North Sydney or Brisbane campus

About ACU:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses - Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

About the Faculty of Law and Business:

The Faculty of Law and Business comprises two schools, the Peter Faber Business School and the Thomas More Law School. The faculty provides both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs across a range of business disciplines and law and is staffed by a dedicated, nationally and internationally recognised team of academics whose teaching is supported by their active involvement in relevant industries, professional industries, professional associations or links to eminent international business and law schools, as well as their research. Teaching staff have an established research record with a commitment to conducting research in areas aligned with the broad values of the University mission as well as innovative industry led projects. Students are valued as individuals and teaching staff are directly involved with students' learning journey from prospective student to alumni. The Faculty aims to equip graduates with the necessary skills to become leaders, not only in their chosen profession, but in the community.

About the Peter Faber Business School:

Named after St Peter Faber SJ, the school's mission is to develop reflective business leaders and independent learners who are global in their outlook, ethical in their actions and practical in the application of their professional skills. Research is a strategic priority for the School and academic staff are expected to publish their scholarly works regularly in journals rated 'A' or 'A*' by the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC). PFBS staff have published articles in such journals as The Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Human Factors in Computing Systems, European Journal of Marketing and similar top-tier outlets. The School operates over five campuses and online and offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. All programs are underpinned by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education. All undergraduate students are required to undertake a unit in community engagement which involves them working directly with not for profit and community organisations. The school's major undergraduate degree is the Bachelor of Commerce which offers majors in accounting, human resource management, management and marketing. At the postgraduate level, the school offers the Master of Professional Accounting, Master of IT, Master of Commerce and Master of Business Administration across selected campuses and the Master of Business Administration and Master of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment online.

About the role:

As Senior Lecturer, you'll play a key academic role with a leadership dimension. You'll be expected to contribute to academic governance, programs within the school and in a range of roles such as National Lecturer in Charge, Course Coordinator and Course Advisor. You'll be an experienced contributor to the design and delivery of programs, high quality research and/or industry engagement and support the school and students through specified academic administration and advisory roles. This role may be focussed on any one of the following key disciplinary areas: marketing, human resource management, management, organisational behaviour, accounting, finance or cognate areas.

More specifically the role entails:

  • Leading and managing postgraduate programs within the Business School with a focus on the MBA program.
  • Providing leadership in teaching innovations and curriculum development.
  • Conducting and leading high quality research which is published, recognised high-quality research, with opportunities to contribute to future staff development, through the supervision of postgraduate students and mentoring of early career researchers.
  • Contributing to research excellence and community and/or industry engagement through high quality research publications, research grants and/or industry consultancies.
  • Leading curriculum development and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Engaging in innovative learning and teaching practices including online learning and alternative teaching methods.
  • Contributing to the research intensification strategy of the university through publications in high quality research outlets and attraction of research and/or industry funding as appropriate.
  • Actively engaging in course reviews, the development of new course proposals and accreditation.

You will need to have:

  • A doctorate in business or related discipline.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of the university and capacity to embed the mission into disciplinary activities with a focus on teaching and research.
  • Evidence of high-quality innovative teaching that builds on reflective practice and the nexus between teaching and research across delivery modes (eg face to face, online and/or blended).
  • A coherent program of quality research in marketing with a focus on high quality research publications in journals ranked as A or A* by the Australia Business Deans Council and/or commercial research with industry impact.
  • Experience in curriculum design and development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across multiple delivery modes.
  • Contribution to course development and/or course reviews Knowledge - knowledge of accreditation processes either at a disciplinary/professional level or for international accreditation such as AACSB or EFMD.
  • Experience in the leadership and management of academic staff in either teaching or research teams.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

Obtain the Position Description from the website. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description and outline how they would support the mission of the university. To apply for this role click the 'View Position Description and Apply' buttons above or below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $158,253 - $171,949 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $133,726 - $145,299 (pro rata) pa (Academic Level C), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Carol Sambucco, Executive Officer, Peter Faber Business School at:

Candidates must hold Australian work rights to apply for this position. For permanent/ continuing roles, applicants must have permanent work rights.

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ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Applications close: 14-AUG-2022 at 11:59 pm AUS Eastern Standard Time