Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems

Sydney, Australia
19 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Discipline of Business Information Systems
University of Sydney Business School

  • The opportunity to contribute to world class business information systems research and education within the University of Sydney Business School and to work in a collaborative and supportive environment
  • Academic Level C or D
  • Full-time, continuing, remuneration package: $147K- $195K (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation). A salary supplement may be negotiated with the successful applicant

About the opportunity

The Discipline of Business Information System (BIS) is a collegial group with an established international reputation for high quality research and for teaching innovations. The Business School is homed in excellent new facilities and well supported with research resources and flexible teaching spaces.

Current Discipline research includes digital disruption and innovation, digital humans, enterprise/platform development in China and Australia, systems interoperability, adaptive/agile project management and design. We are known for examining emergent phenomenon and a willingness to engage with non-traditional perspectives in research. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate units of study and also teach units into specialized programs including the EMBA, MBA, and Interdisciplinary Data Science.

About you

The Discipline of Business Information Systems invites applicants for the position of Associate Professor (Level D) or Senior Lecturer (Level C). As a successful applicant you will contribute to:

  • the research strengths of the School, including competitive research grants and regular publication in top tier international journals
  • the School's expanding program of professional and industry research collaboration, with a focus on the school’s core research areas and existing research groups
  • the effective teaching in Business Information Systems units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to culturally-diverse student cohorts, curriculum development and the enhancement of teaching methodology
  • the School’s engagement with professional bodies in order to develop innovative teaching programs that enhance the student learning experience and their employability
  • the supervision of higher degree research students
  • academic administration and service activities.

To be successful at Level C (Senior Lecturer) you will possess:

  • a PhD in Information Systems
  • an established research record including publications in high quality refereed outlets
  • the ability to supervise business information students at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • an active research program in any area of Business Information Systems with significant potential for future publication in quality journals
  • a demonstrated IS theoretical and methodological background
  • proven record of application for research funding
  • evidence of engaged research in working with industry and/or government organisations
  • evidence of high quality teaching and demonstrated ability to lead course development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels 
  • teaching expertise in areas such as: Business Intelligence, Visualization, Big Data Infrastructures, Business decision making (big data, little data, no data), Digital Innovation and Technology Management, Social Media, Internet Business, Digital Business, Design Science
  • demonstrated experience in course coordination/administration
  • demonstrated involvement in disciplinary administration, (e.g. through committee work of school roles).

In addition, to be successful at Level D (Associate Professor) you will possess:

  • demonstrated international visibility of research influence through publications, editorial/reviewing history; and conference chairing/participation
  • demonstrated history of Faculty/University committee service
  • demonstrated ability to supervise PhD students
  • evidence of curriculum/program development
  • proven record of successful application for research funding.

About us

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The University of Sydney Business School is regarded as a leader in the region, and is one of the very few Australian schools to hold business and accounting accreditation from AACSB International and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. It is also the only Australian member school of CEMS, the Community of European Management Schools & International Companies.

The Business School has an outstanding international reputation in management research, learning, development of resources, and journal publishing and works in close cooperation with industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. It is situated in a new $180m state-of-the-art learning environment which, in the highly competitive global market for business education, will further enhance its ability to attract the best and brightest students, staff and researchers from around the world.

Founded in 2002, in direct response to requests from the local business community, the Discipline of Business Information Systems forms a regional hub that is internationally recognised for its innovative business education, industry engagement, and high-impact research. We share a passion for genuine collaboration with the business community through qualitative, interpretive, often non-orthodox approaches to investigating a wide range of phenomena of organising with IS. Our areas of interest include business intelligence, risk management, information governance, enterprise systems, digital commerce, social media, project management, interoperability and sustainability.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 15 February 2017 (11:30pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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