Professor and Head – Business Law and Taxation

Monash, Australia
24 May 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job No: 650677

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time


Professor - Continuing appointment

Head of Department - Up to 3 years with the opportunity for renewal

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 60 universities 
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

Learn more about Monash.

Monash Business School is structured into seven discipline-based departments (Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Law and Taxation, Econometrics and Business Statistics, Economics, Management, and Marketing) along with the specialist Leadership and Executive Education unit and a number of research centres, units and groups in specialist areas such as behavioural economics, development economics, employment and work, finance, global business, and retail studies. 

The Monash Business School operates across all three Australian campuses (Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula) and, together with the business school in Malaysia, makes up Monash University’s Faculty of Business and Economics.

With an international reputation, Monash Business School is in the top 1% of business schools in the world. As a university we are also ranked within the top 50 universities worldwide. 

For more information about Monash University, please visit our website:

The Opportunity

The Department of Business Law and Taxation is seeking to appoint a Professor and Head of Department. The Department of Business Law and Taxation is a leading undergraduate and graduate business law department in Australia, with a comprehensive teaching and research program that focuses on the many dimensions of commercial, business and taxation law in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Being located in the Monash Business School, our academic staff have a unique opportunity to demonstrate to our students the key role that law plays in a business context and to undertake the highest quality research that draws on the business insights of our colleagues in other departments. Our teaching equips the business professionals of the future with a sound understanding of the fundamental regulatory and compliance issues they will face and with the ability to understand the language and perspectives of legal professionals and regulators. Our professional staff provide support to our academic staff as they work to discover solutions to the complex problems that will be faced by organisations in the future.

This position will be a leadership role within the department and will be expected to demonstrate leadership capability, that may be within research, education, and engagement. We are seeking a candidate who shares a passion for excellence in leadership, research and education. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic educational programs and vibrant, high quality research environment. This professorial appointment will be a continuing appointment in the department of Business Law and Taxation and will include the role of head of department for an initial period of up to three years with opportunity for renewal.

To be appointable into this role you must have a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline and proven capacity for leadership at a senior management level that includes developing and leading strategy, financial management and the management of staff to achieve excellence in teaching, research and engagement.

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

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Your application must address the selection criteria and we encourage you to keep your application concise. Please refer to How to apply for a senior academic position.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory Police Check.


Professor Michelle Welsh, Senior Deputy Dean Faculty Operations,

Position Description

Professor and Head – Business Law and Taxation

Closing Date

Thursday 22 June 2023, 11:55pm AEST