Teaching Specialist in Behavioural Finance

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)
04 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time or Part time; Continuing / Fixed-term for 6 months
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Department of Finance
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)
Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)
Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

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.

About - Department of Finance


The Department of Finance is one of four teaching and research departments within the Faculty of Business and Economics. It has over 35 full-time academic staff, 5.6 FTE professional staff and finance practitioners who serve as sessional teaching staff. In 2022, the Department has over 14,000 enrolments across 70 subjects. The Department also incorporates the Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets.

The Department places a high value on teaching quality. Its objective is to offer excellent teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs. This is achieved by offering a set of subjects that meet the job ready requirements of employees, are up-to-date with developments in the field of finance and delivered using innovative methods of teaching.

The Department’s main teaching activities focus is the Bachelor of Commerce degree, the graduate programs offered in the Melbourne Business School, and the Executive Education programs, administered by the Faculty.

About the Role

The Teaching Specialist contributes to teaching, engagement and administration activities in the Department. A commitment to quality teaching is essential.

As subject coordinator, the Teaching Specialist is responsible for the preparation, delivery, assessment, grading and administration of the postgraduate subject FNCE90086: Behavioural Finance. Further information about this subject can be found at https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/2022/subjects/fnce90086

The Teaching Specialist will also hold two hours of student consultation hours each week during the period over which each subject is taught plus an additional two hours of consultation hours during the period between the end of classes in the subject and the final assessment in the subject. In addition, responsibilities include grading, attending the examiners’ meeting (or arranging for a delegate to attend), attending exam viewings, and the preparation and grading of any special exams that are required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining currency with the latest ideas in the topic area and for teaching in the discipline
  • Acting as subject coordinator as directed
  • Participating in Department and Faculty meetings, particularly as it relates to teaching and learning.

About You

You will bring a sound knowledge and expertise specifically in behavioural finance and an ability to teach in this area. You will also show an ability to develop relationships and work effectively with business, industry and/or professional associations as well as an ability to work effectively in a team environment and develop expertise in teaching and learning scholarship.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in a Finance discipline or extensive business-related work experience and networks
  • A sound understanding of business education pedagogy including simulations, case teaching, on-line and experientially based learning methodologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within an academic department

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Applications close: 19 December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: Download File 0057881_Teaching Specialist in Behavioural Finance.pdf