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Professor of Accounting (Fitzgerald Chair)

Melbourne, Australia
Level E, an attractive remuneration package is negotiable
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Job no: 3060130
Location: Parkville
Salary: Level E, an attractive remuneration package is negotiable
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full Time 1.0FTE
Basis of Employment: This is a continuing position.


Since its establishment, the Fitzgerald Chair has been held by distinguished scholars who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made a significant impact in the field of accounting.

This endowed Chair is situated within the Department of Accounting. There is an expectation that the holder of this Chair has capacity and willingness to participate in public discussion and debate about important national and international issues relevant to accounting and be active in the seeking of research funding from government and business sectors.

About You

The successful applicant will be an international expert in any field of accounting, with a demonstrated track record of high-quality, impactful research, teaching, and leadership.

You will possess;

  • A PhD in accounting or a related discipline.
  • The capacity to make a significant contribution to the vision, aspirations, and state of the Department of Accounting at the University of Melbourne.
  • A clear commitment to providing academic leadership in the discipline of accounting across the profession and in the wider community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and engaged teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

A full list of the key selection criteria can be found in the attached candidate pack.

About Us

The Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting carries out research, teaching, and industry engagement across financial and managerial accounting, auditing and assurance services, and accounting information systems. The Department offers both undergraduate and post-graduate programs. There are over 40 academic staff and six professional staff in the Department.

Faculty of Business and Economics

The Faculty of Business and Economics [FBE] at the University of Melbourne has been preparing students for exciting and challenging careers in industry since 1924. We have developed an outstanding reputation, locally and internationally, for the quality of our teaching and research. The faculty has an active board of business leaders, government representatives and community leaders who contribute to the implementation of our vision.

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family-friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women, and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a cover letter, CV, and document with responses against the selection criteria found in the candidate pack for the role.

Position Description

Applications close: 19 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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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