Professor, Business Information Systems

Boroondara, Australia
24 May 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Faculty of Business and Law, Business Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Academic Level E, Salary starting at $178,698 + 17% Superannuation
  • Full-time, Ongoing, Hawthorn Campus

About Swinburne

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

The Professor, Business Information Systems will be focused on providing outstanding and energetic leadership in research, teaching and other professional activities within the Faculty. Working with other senior staff, the position will foster a culture of innovation and excellence and advance cross-disciplinary programs in Business Information Systems in the Faculty and more broadly the University. In this role, the appointee will maintain and develop partnerships with a wide range of industries and public institutions.

The Professor, Business Information Systems will also maintain a significant program of public and institutional engagement, working with other Swinburne researchers, to strengthen and amplify existing and acknowledged research strengths of the University, in accordance with its strategic plan.

The position is expected to foster and participate in activities that build further on existing links with government, business, communities and professions in Australia and internationally. The appointee will be expected to maintain an internationally significant record of publications, and a nationally competitive record of research funding.

The position will also make a strong contribution to the mentoring of early career researchers and in attracting and supervising relevant higher degree candidates. The research foci of the discipline are digital business, information systems for social impact, and project management. In addition, the appointee will have teaching responsibilities, which will involve preparing and delivering classes and assessing students in key areas such as business analysis, data analytics and database management both on campus and online. The appointee will be expected to have a commitment to and expertise in new technologies and the future of information systems in the business space.

About the department/faculty/organisational unit

The Faculty of Business and Law is committed to delivering excellent education courses, quality research with impact and engagement activities with deep industry connections. Entrepreneurship, innovation and social impact underpin all of our activities and infuse our undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The faculty comprises two schools and two research centres:

  • Swinburne Business School
    • Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
    • Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship
    • Department of Management and Marketing
  • Swinburne Law School
  • Centre for Social Impact Swinburne
  • Centre for Transformative Innovation

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • An earned PhD in Business Information Systems or a closely related field 
  • An outstanding national and international reputation as a leader with an internationally recognised track record of research in the discipline area as evidenced by an extensive range of publications in top-tier journals and by measurable high impact outcomes
  • Demonstration of a significant track record in attracting and managing external research income through competitive grants and/or industry collaboration

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Keryn Chalmers on +61 3 9214 5696 or via email at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at : 5 pm, Wednesday 20th June 2018