Job no: 0060466
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 https://dataportal.arc.gov.au/ERA/NationalReport/2018/pages/section5/index.html?for=15- commerce-management-tourism-and-services).
About the Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets
The Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets (https://unimelb.edu.au/cbmm) 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
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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!
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 -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:
- 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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at Faculties-TA@unimelb.edu.au, 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