Assistant / Advanced Assistant Professor, Finance

Melbourne, Australia
18 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Description

The Melbourne Business School seeks to fill a position of tenure-track Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor in Finance. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Finance and must demonstrate the potential to publish in top academic journals and achieve excellence in teaching. Applications are open to all areas of Finance; however, candidates with research/teaching focus on sustainable finance, behavioral finance, FinTech, and investment analytics will be given priority.

Melbourne Business School, at the University of Melbourne, is a leading graduate business school in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. MBS offers MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Marketing, Master of Business Analytics, and PhD in Business Administration programs, as well as a suite of Executive Education offerings. The School’s full-time MBA program has consistently featured in the Financial Times rankings and was ranked 1st in Australia by The Economist in 2021. The School’s Master of Business Analytics program was ranked 15th globally and is top ranked in the Asia/Pacific region in the QS Business Masters Rankings: Business Analytics in 2021. Melbourne Business School has a strong cross-disciplinary research culture and encourages multidisciplinary scholarly collaboration.

The position is located in the Finance cluster, which currently has 3 full time academic faculty. Members of the cluster have active research interests in corporate finance, behavioral finance, FinTech, and machine learning. The position is located at the school’s main building, at the University of Melbourne’s Carlton campus in inner Melbourne. Flexible working arrangements are available to all staff. The occupant will have an employment contract with Melbourne Business School Limited, and an internationally competitive package will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Employee benefits include a subsidised School gym; health and wellbeing programs; year-round social events; NFP (not-for-profit) salary packaging; and access to world class learning and development programs.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach into the school’s MBA degrees and the Master of Business Analytics degree. There may also be opportunities to develop and teach content to audiences in the school’s executive education program (short courses and custom solutions). The successful applicant will be expected to pursue excellence in teaching and a highly active research agenda. The School stresses quality rather than quantity of research. Therefore, preference is for faculty to publish in internationally recognised top tier journals.

Application Process and Interviewing

To apply, please complete the application survey online at

Application materials should be e-mailed to Julie Burns, Faculty Support Officer at and include the following items: full CV, a list of publications, a summary of recent teaching, including teaching evaluations, and contact information for three referees. Both survey and materials must be received for applications to be complete; the closing date for applications is December 10th, 2022. We shall be interviewing candidates at American Finance Association Meeting 2023 in New Orleans.

The Melbourne Business School is committed to all aspects of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to providing all staff, students, contractors and visitors with a safe, respectful and rewarding environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation. The Melbourne Business School makes decisions on employment, promotion, and reward based on merit.

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