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Senior Lecturer, Operations Management, School of Business

Parramatta, Australia
$164,764 to $189,004 p.a.
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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About Western 

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. We are proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and hold the top position in the Times Higher Education Impact rankings, with 85% of its research being at or above world standard. At Western Sydney University, we recognise that unlocking your true potential is the key to your success, just as we do for our students. Our core values - Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence – serve as guiding principles for our organisational culture and influence the work we do. With a team of 3,000 dedicated staff members, we foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture deeply rooted in research and dedicated to student-centred excellence. It's the perfect environment for you to thrive professionally. If you are a dedicated and forward-thinking academic seeking a career that can make a meaningful difference, we invite you to discover the abundant opportunities, innovation, and impact that await you at Western Sydney University.

About the Team 

The School of Business takes pride in educating students in an environment that is contemporary, challenging and adapted to a rapidly evolving world, and we seek enthusiastic academics and emerging leaders to join our team. The School provides innovative business education to the Greater Western Sydney region and beyond.  Our comprehensive program is designed to lead to rewarding business careers in Australia and the global marketplace.

About the Role

We are seeking to strengthen our existing management expertise within the School by appointing a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management to join the team. We are particularly interested in appointing a management scholar with evidence of high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and research expertise in one or more areas of operations management: business operations and logistics, supply chain management, compliance management, enterprise resource planning and global logistics.

The position of Senior Lecturer contributes to a broad range of academic activities within the School and is involved in the development, implementation and delivery of teaching and learning in the Management program for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Senior Lecturer will be expected to maintain professional associations, remain relevant in the industry, and attend information sessions, Open Day, and similar events.

A PhD in an area of Operations Management and understanding of contemporary business via industry engagement are vital attributes. The successful applicant will be expected to review curriculum and ensure currency within the field in an ongoing capacity.

This is a full-time, ongoing position based at Westerns Parramatta City Campus, although travel to other campuses of the University may be required. 


Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally. If you share our passion for creating a more equitable and inclusive world, and if you are ready to contribute to meaningful change, join us in our mission to promote equity, inclusiveness, and wellbeing.

What We Offer in Return

At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week 17% super contributions Salary Packaging options
  • Professional development opportunities

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for further information.

Remuneration Package:  Academic Level C $164,764 to $189,004 p.a. (comprising Salary of $139,368 to $160,086 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please direct specific enquiries regarding the role to Professor Meg Smith via email at

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 10th March 2024.

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. You must provide evidence of your working rights in Australia at time of application.

Please note, if successful in obtaining this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are double vaccinated against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with the University's requirements to attend campus.

How to Apply

Please use the following link to submit your application to be directed to Western Sydney University’s website, to submit your application:

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in your application.

Please note, only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.


Western Sydney University is a major urban university spread over six campuses in Western Sydney, the nation’s third largest economy and a region of great opportunity, diversity, challenge and growth. The University has a strong connection to Greater Western Sydney, working with its communities and businesses to contribute to the region’s growth. The University is culturally diverse, with approximately 3,315 staff and 44,000 students drawn from Australia and around the world.

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