Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor, School of Project Management

Camperdown, Australia
28 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join a growing Faculty and be part of a University that places amongst the world's best research and teaching institutions
  • Located in the heart of Sydney, close to the city centre, beaches, parks, and public transport
  • Seeking outstanding academics to provide leadership and help create a world-class, internationally recognised Faculty for research and education excellence

About the opportunity

The School of Project Management at the University of Sydney is searching for faculty members that design and deliver world-leading research and teaching into Project Studies. Preference will be given to people that have or are showing strong desire and plan for developing a track record of excellence in project research. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • emerging and changing project-based industries: e.g., Net Zero transition projects; project-based interfaces with manufacturing industries; sustainable development projects
  • technology and engineering management: e.g., projects for innovation and industry disruptions and their organisational and business challenges
  • projects and programs in the face of global grand challenges: e.g., emergency management or crisis management projects, or projects for adaptation to climate crisis
  • project leadership and management: e.g., managing project teams, project sponsorship, change management, project models and how project set-up affects outcomes
  • engineering projects: e.g., temporary organising and institutional complexities
  • project supply chain management: e.g., supply chain risks in capital projects; and
  • projects in context: e.g., new understandings of the value of projects and their benefits and projects, programs and portfolios in a wider societal context

A novel disciplinary angle to project research that is transferrable between industry sectors is desirable, including a range of established expertise in research methods that can cross-fertilise Project Studies. The School delivers world class research, PhD, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, executive education, and engagement to study all forms of projects, and to draw lessons across diverse project-based industries.

The teaching program is accredited by the Global Accreditation Centre of the Project Management Institute. In this role you will also have an opportunity to work as a member of the John Grill Institute for Project Leadership, which is a cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary institute with researchers across the University and works with leading industry and government agencies to develop new insight into projects, and runs an annual International Symposium on Project Leadership in a Changing World. Research through the Institute on project leadership covers topics, including: Project models and digital transformation; Organizational dynamics of projects; and Projects for sustainable, resilient and just futures.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for academics of all levels who have:

  • a track record of high-quality, independent and collaborative research within the strong track record or potential to cross-fertilise to the broad cognate discipline of Project Studies, published in leading peer reviewed journals, with a commensurate scholarly impact
  • demonstrated ability and skills for Project Management course development, inspired by academic research excellence and industry engaged inquiry
  • a track record of, or potential to, securing external funding within Project Studies
  • experience in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research students
  • potential for, or demonstration of, industry interaction and liaison
  • ability to contribute to administration of the School, the University and wider communities
  • completion, or near completion, of Ph.D

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate's skills, experience and knowledge. The appointees will contribute to academic scholarship, research excellence and community service at the University of Sydney. Candidates should submit a CV, a research statement and a teaching statement specifying how they aim to contribute to broader discipline of Project Studies and engage with the existing academics at the school, and the names and email addresses of three references (for Lecturer and Senior Lecturer positions) and six references (for Associate Professor and Professor positions). In your online application in Workday under the Education Section, please select: Degree with extensive relevant experience and Field of Study: Doctorate or PhD (Other).

The School of Project Management seeks to increase the gender equity and diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages women and candidates from underrepresented groups in Engineering to apply.

Term and Remuneration

Successful candidates will be offered tenured continuing full-time appointment based in Sydney. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated dependent of level of appointment. Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We're Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students. To learn more about the School of Project Management click here, and for more information on Dr Nader Naderpajouh, click here. For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Monika Browning, Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Closing Date: 11:59pm, 30 November 2023 (Sydney time)

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