Director, Institute for the Future of Business

Melbourne, Australia
$162,590 to $209,428 p.a
13 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Level E, Professor - $209,428 p.a
  • Level D $162,590 – $179,123 p.a

Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full time 1.0 FTE
Basis of Employment: Fixed term 5 years

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business & Economics and Melbourne Business School are jointly establishing the Institute for the Future of Business. The Faculty is the leading provider of programs in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management & Marketing and Actuarial Science. The Melbourne Business School is home to Australia's best MBA and business analytics degrees (Financial Times 2022), as well as custom solutions for organisations and short courses for professionals. Together the Faculty and the Melbourne Business School have over 60,000 alumni in more than 100 countries.

About the Institute

The Institute will engage in and enable thought leadership that draws on academia, business and industry using a partnership approach. It seeks to bring together and enable future thinking about business directions and emerging business models in a pro-active way. At the same time, the Institute will provide concierge services into the resources and the researchers of the University. The Institute is partner based and has already attracted support from the business community.

About the Director Role

The Director will head the new Institute, providing leadership and fostering excellence in engagement within the Institute for the Future of Business, the Faculty, Melbourne Business School and the wider business community. The Director will be closely engaged with businesses to build strong partnerships with the private and public sectors as well as the not-for-profit sector. This role will work with an Advisory Board that provides advice to the Director on the Institute’s strategy and offers support in approaching prospective partners. External members of the Advisory Board are drawn from people engaged in business, public service and academic research.

Key Attributes for the Director

High quality candidates could have a demonstrated track record either as a senior business school academic with well-developed business networks, or, as a business leader with strong academic credentials who is known as a forward-thinking thought leader. Quality candidates will have very good business connections, knowledge and expertise. If from the academic sphere, they will have a clear track record of sourcing external funding and identifying funding opportunities, especially from business and government. They will have the leadership experience and management skills appropriate to ensuring the success of a self-funded Institute.

EEO Statement

The University of Melbourne 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, rewarding and flexible working environment, free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation. The University of Melbourne makes decisions on employment, promotion, and reward that are based on merit.

Further Information and To Apply

To apply, please email, citing the Director, Institute for the Future of Business - J116029.  If further information is required after reviewing the documentation and the Faculty and Melbourne Business School websites, please contact Dr Marianne Broadbent or Grant Nichol on +61 3 8626 0600 or 1300 138 863.

Applications are required no later than 12 December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description (UoM): 0057311_UoM PD_Director-Institute of the Future of Business.pdf

Position description: NGS_FB&EMBS_Director_InsfortheFutureofBus_InfoforCands.pdf

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