Opportunity for Academics in Entrepreneurship

Melbourne, Australia
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, continuing (equivalent to tenure-track in the Northern American context) position
  • Attractive salary and benefits
  • Attractive Melbourne CBD location
  • Generous research support, including funding for conference travel, data collection, research assistance

About RMIT and Melbourne

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The College of Business comprises six schools delivering a broad range of programs in Business, ranging from Certificates up to PHD levels. Many programs articulate between Vocational Education and Higher Education, creating pathways for further study. RMIT Business programs are delivered in Melbourne, Vietnam, Singapore, Shanghai and Jakarta, as well as through Open Universities Australia (OUA).

The School of Management offers undergraduate programs in management, international business, entrepreneurship and HRM and postgraduate programs in international business and HRM. We offer our programs in Melbourne, Singapore, Shanghai, Vietnam and Jakarta and on line. We have over 5,000 course work students and 70 Higher Degree Students. Our underlying philosophy is a commitment to social responsible management.

Melbourne is home to one of the most vibrant, multicultural, inclusive societies in the world. Melbourne has gained the reputation as the "cultural and sporting capital" of Australia with a range of international events and festivals each year. If food is your thing, Melbourne offers a vibrant café/restaurant scene offering a diverse range of cuisines.

Entrepreneurship at RMIT

Entrepreneurship is part of our DNA and is demonstrated through an unrivalled network of entrepreneurial experiences that extend across RMIT's global community of alumni and industry partners. Our Entrepreneurship and Innovation reserch priority area brings together scholars, practitioners and policy makers dedicated to better understanding the relationship between entrepreneurial work and wellbeing. At the moment our group consists of 10 faculty members and around 15 PhD students. We investigate questions within two broad domains.

The first relates to the inputs of entrepreneurial work - the range of individual traits, motivations and contextual factors that shape decisions to engage in entrepreneurship. The second relates to the outputs of entrepreneurial work - the range of psychological, social and economic effects on those directly and indirectly involved in entrepreneurial activity. We work closely with entrepreneurs themselves to better understand and support their experiences.

The priority area currently has four broad areas of focus:

  • Entrepreneurship and Neurological Diversity
  • Entrepreneurial Wellbeing and Performance
  • Entrepreneurship among Women, Immigrants and Refugees
  • Innovation and the Emergence of New Industries

About our expectations

As a member of our faculty you are expected to engage in teaching, research and industry engagement activities. To be suitable you will have a passion for entrepreneurship which can be evidenced by prior academic achievement and experience in terms of qualifications, relevant experience, research outputs and external projects. You will also be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities within a blended learning environment and providing excellent student care.

Initial enquiries can be made to Professor Pia Arenius by contacting her at pia.arenius@rmit.edu.au. Pia will be in attendance at the Academy of Management Annual Conference being held between August 10th-14th in Chicago and will be available to meet with and informally interview any interested individuals during this period.

To submit your interest including a covering letter, Curriculum Vitae and your job market paper (if applicable), please do so by visiting yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 564529.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. 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