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Associate Professor in Finance (Teaching & Research)

Camperdown, Australia
$204,303- $225,074 + competitive market loading
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

  • Full-Time, continuing Associate Professor (tenure-track equivalent) position in Finance
  • Contribute to world class Finance research and education within the University of Sydney Business School, in a collaborative and supportive environment
  • Academic Level D $204,303- $225,074 + competitive market loading

About the opportunity

The Discipline of Finance in the University of Sydney Business School is recruiting talented and ambitious senior academics to join our dynamic and diverse team. Your leadership in this position is crucial in further elevating the Discipline’s profile and impact locally, nationally, and internationally in line with the University of Sydney Business School’s purpose-driven Strategy 2023-27, and the University of Sydney’s “Sydney in 2032” strategy.  We offer a vibrant and innovation-driven environment, located in Sydney, Australia’s largest financial centre.  Working on topics at the forefront of finance scholarship, you will be an internationally recognised scholar, actively engaged with a wide range of academic, industry, government and community stakeholders, deepening understanding and developing solutions to the most pressing challenges. Your research agenda will be supported by a thriving PhD program, an extensive set of database subscriptions, and significant internal research funding support. We are leaders in business education and offer cutting edge curricula in undergraduate, postgraduate and post experience programs to our outstanding student and alumni body, and provide future focused opportunities to support graduates and professionals throughout their career and life journeys. 

The Discipline welcomes applications from all areas of finance. We particularly encourage applicants that have developed expertise in emerging fields of research, including financial technology, digital finance, financial innovations, ESG, sustainable investment, and the application of big data and AI in Finance.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work successfully in a collegial team environment, taking leadership in developing that team
  • extending your outstanding record of academic excellence in research
  • modeling and supporting an ambitious research culture in a spirit of positivity, collaboration and cooperation
  • engage with the School's expanding program of multi-disciplinary and industry research collaborations
  • design and deliver innovative educational offerings to culturally and linguistically diverse learners
  • demonstrate a strong commitment to lifelong learning and responsible management education
  • contribute actively to the leadership, governance and service activities within the Discipline, School and University.

About you

We are looking for ambitious mid-career researchers with a record of high-quality research, excellence in teaching, a commitment to service, and a capability to lead team-based initiatives. The Discipline is seeking to make one appointment at Associate Professor level for an academic who demonstrates:

  • an active and internationally recognized research program including high-quality outputs in top-tier journals in finance and related fields
  • an established record of research income generation evidenced by research grants and research contracts/consultancies. A willingness to support junior staff with funding applications is highly valued
  • a track record of developing and maintaining strong links with industry and regulators
  • a consistent record of high-quality teaching in Finance at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • ability to work effectively in a team environment both in research and teaching
  • willingness and ambition to contribute to academic leadership, staff development and management in a team setting, encouraging and developing a positive and ambitious research culture.

To be considered for this position, please provide a CV and a cover letter which demonstrates your suitability and enthusiasm for this role.  These will provide evidence of how your experience and scholarship aligns with the role and should be uploaded online, along with any additional information you may have in support of your application. 

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.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Visa sponsorship is available for these positions.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role 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.

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.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, Job Market Paper and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. 

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For a further discussion about the roles, please contact Professor Peter Pham by email at  For further information please see here.

If you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Lena Jiang, Recruitment Operations by email to

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Applications Close

Sunday 05 May 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

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15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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