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Associate Professor in Experimental Finance / Decision Neuroscience

Melbourne, Australia
$169,904 – $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super and a negotiated market loading
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

Job Details

Job no: 0060466
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Department of Finance
Centre: Centre for Brain, Mind, and Markets
Salary: Academic Level D – $169,904 – $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super and a negotiated market loading

About the Role

The position of Associate Professor of Experimental Finance and/or Decision Neuroscience contributes to leadership in research, teaching and service activities in the Department of Finance. Based in the Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets, the incumbent will undertake scholarly research activities, leading to publications in high quality journals across various fields such as finance, economics, neuroscience, decision sciences, computer science and psychology. The incumbent will present his/her research at prominent international conferences on decision sciences and related areas. The incumbent will also undertake high quality teaching in relevant finance and decision sciences-related subjects and have a strong commitment to student learning outcomes. The incumbent will apply for competitive research grant funding leading to high quality publications and have the ability and willingness to engage with industry, government and the wider community. Service duties commensurate with the position will also be undertaken.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting research, leading to scholarly publications in top-tier and high-quality journals in experimental finance, experimental economics, neuroscience, decision science and psychology
  • Delivering high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Providing leadership in research by mentoring junior colleagues in establishing their research program, leading a research group, and by actively collaborating in the Centre's research activities

Who We Are Looking For

You should have a substantial and internationally recognised research record, with publications in top-tier journals across various fields such as finance, economics, neuroscience, decision sciences, computer science and psychology. Additionally, you will need experience in high-quality teaching at multiple educational levels, the ability to supervise Honours and Masters students effectively, and the capacity to provide leadership in both teaching and research, as well as attract competitive research funding.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in finance, financial economics, economics, neuroscience, computer science or psychology
  • An evident concern for the welfare of students
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

About the 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 40 full-time academic staff, five full-time professional staff and finance practitioners who serve as sessional teaching staff. In 2023, the Department had over 13,000 students across more than 60 subjects.

The Department’s research objective is to produce high-quality research, publishable in elite international journals. There is a strong emphasis within the Department on encouraging a positive research culture, promoting collaboration, and providing a supportive atmosphere. The Department is also interested in supporting the Faculty’s strategy of having a strong research focus on new and emerging fields. The strength of the Department’s research culture was recently indicated by the Australian Government’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, where it received the highest possible ranking of 5 (“Well above world standard”) in “Banking, Finance and Investment” (see commerce-management-tourism-and-services).

About the Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets

The Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets ( is a newly established research centre focusing on inter-disciplinary research on decision-making. The centre brings together researchers from economics, finance, computer science, psychology and neuroscience to study fundamental aspects of human and machine decision-making. The centre also has a growing translational research program. Centre members collaborate closely with researchers in departments in the University and affiliates research institutes. Most of the research in the centre is based on laboratory experiments, ranging from behavioural, eye-tracking, pharmacology, neuro-imaging and markets experiments to non-human animal research.

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 30 November 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: Associate Professor PD CBMM - Final (19 Oct 23) (1).docx


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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