Professor in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Melbourne, Australia
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Convenient Melbourne CBD location
  • Full time, continuing position
  • $176,353 p.a + 17% super

RMIT is a global University of technology and design focussed on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments. With its principal campus in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, RMIT has an increasing international presence with campuses in Vietnam and Barcelona and significant partnerships in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The School of Business IT and Logistics is the largest provider of Business IT and Supply Chain Management programs in Australia, with programs at undergraduate and graduate level. It has a vibrant research agenda, with over 100 Higher Degree research students. It is a truly international School, with programs in Melbourne, Vietnam, Shanghai, Singapore and online. The School is dedicated to industry connection and placements and has close partnerships with industry and professional associations.

The School has an ambitious agenda to establish RMIT University as a world leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The field has a 40 year history of successful research and education and is now in a period of considerable growth. The area has also attracted large and growing numbers of PhD candidates. The appointee will join a strong group of researchers and educators and have access to state of the art facilities in the centre of Melbourne.

The School has identified the following focus areas for logistics and supply chain research: sustainability and green supply chain, global operations and supply chain modelling; retail logistics, technologies in supply chain, and transport logistics.

The Professor in Supply Chain Management will be a senior academic and researcher and will be expected to contribute to the future direction of the School in research and teaching. The role will provide high level academic and research leadership and foster an exciting research culture and building research performance. The incumbent will undertake academic leadership roles within the School, College, and University and externally with industry.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Supply Chain Management or a closely related field, strong research track record in areas of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the development, implementation and delivery of best practice, innovative learning and teaching, with experience of an on-line environment desirable. A commitment to collaborative relationships is required.

To apply

For further information please contact Professor Caroline Chan on +61 3 9925 5808 or visit our website at

Applications close on Wednesday 4th October, 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined above.

RMIT strongly encourages expressions of interests from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons. To have a confidential discussion about your future career with RMIT for this opportunity, please contact Prof Mark McMillan, Deputy PVC Indigenous Education and Engagement on 03 9925 1461 or 0427 426 512.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.