Advance your career at UQ Business School

About this opportunity

UQ Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. We are one of the best research-intensive business schools in the Asia-Pacific region, and our mission is to leverage our cutting-edge research expertise to cultivate courageous thinkers and empower future leaders to positively transform business and society. The School carries AACSB International and EQUIS accreditation across the full range of programs, and we are the only school in Australia to hold UNWTO accreditation. We have a sustainability strategy that complies with the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education by embedding ethics, sustainability, and indigeneity across our teaching programs.

The School has approximately 200 academic staff and 70 professional staff.  We are the largest school in the university, delivering a broad range of teaching programs to over 11,000 passionate students.  The School is organised in traditional discipline areas of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Tourism, Business Information Systems, Management, International Business, and Strategy & Entrepreneurship; however, we also maintain interdisciplinary research strength in key areas: Business Sustainability, Trust/Ethics/Governance, Service Innovation, Future of Health, and Practice & Process Studies. To support this research activity, we also maintain a cutting-edge Behavioural Science Lab.  A complete list of job duties and responsibilities is available in the Position Description. 

The School is located on the St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre.  We also conduct MBA and Executive Education at our 293 Queen Street campus in the Brisbane central business district.  Brisbane is one of the most affordable cities in Australia, boasting over 250 days of sunshine per year, with a safe, friendly, and multicultural environment.

About you 

We are seeking academic expertise and leadership from senior scholars (i.e., Associate Professor [Level D] and Full Professor [Level E] in the Australian system, respectively) who are capable of helping us transform education, theory, and practice to meet the needs of future-focused organisations.  In addition to research and teaching excellence, we are particularly interested in individuals with an established track record of effective leadership, high-level industry engagement, and an ability to attract competitive grant funding.  A full list of selection criteria is available in the Position Description. 

We welcome applications from excellent scholars in any business discipline area. However, we strongly encourage applicants to conduct work that also aligns with our interdisciplinary research hubs and/or our strategic priorities in the following areas:

  • Future of Commerce” – e.g., Fintech, Sustainability, Assurance, Audit, Investments, New Economy Minerals and Resources, Technology-Assisted Accounting, Venture Capital, and related areas of future growth.

  • Digital Management and Marketing” – e.g., Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, Marketing Analytics, People Analytics, Tech Ethics, Data Security, Digital Health, and related areas of future growth.

  • Responsible Governance, Growth, & Innovation” – e.g., Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Trust/Ethics/Governance (esp. digital), Tourism, Hospitality, Event Management, and related areas of future growth.

We are also looking to fill multiple identified positions for academics of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, available at all academic levels; further details about this initiative can be found in the Pathways position description.

Interested in Joining the UQ Business School? 

We will begin accepting applications on 23 January 2022, and closing 20 February 2022.

The selection process is organised into these three interdisciplinary strategic priority areas.  When submitting your application, you should select the priority area that best aligns with your research expertise.  Please also indicate in your Cover Letter which discipline area(s) are indicative of your research and teaching profile.

On application, all applicants must supply the following documents: 

  • Cover Letter, which should:
    • State the academic level you wish to be considered for (Level D, Level E, or both)
    • Indicate your disciplinary affiliation(s)
    • Address each of the Selection Criteria  
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) 

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for an interview will also be required to present a seminar to members of the school community.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline.  Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted. 

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A top 50 university

The University of Queensland (UQ), located in Brisbane, Australia, ranks consistently among the world’s top universities and delivers unparalleled teaching, learning, and research excellence.

The University contributes positively to society by engaging in the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ helps shape the future by bringing together and developing leaders in their fields to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that benefit the world. UQ strives for the personal and professional success of its students, staff and alumni. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

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Living in Brisbane 

The capital of Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland, Brisbane is the third-largest city and the fastest-growing capital with a population of more than 2.4 million people. It boasts a safe, friendly, and multicultural environment for residents and visitors alike.

With an edgy arts scene, thriving nightlife, strong sporting community, and music and cafe culture, Brisbane has endless opportunities to explore within and around the city.

The inner city is characterised by the Brisbane River, parklands, convention facilities, museums, art galleries, a casino, malls, shopping districts and a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés.

The city is perfect for any of your metropolitan needs, while if you venture just outside the city limits, you will find lush rainforests and sandy beaches, ideal for a relaxing getaway.

The golden beaches and fun parks of the Gold Coast are just an hour’s drive south. The beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches are a short drive to the north, along with National Parks, rainforests, and attractions such as Australia Zoo.

Not only does Brisbane enjoy over 250 days of sunshine, it also is one of the most affordable cities in Australia. Housing in the Greater Brisbane area is 83% more affordable than Sydney and 28% more affordable than Melbourne (REIQ 2017).