Opportunities at Melbourne Business School
Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor

Melbourne Business School  
Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Fixed Term  
KNO - Faculty
Closing Date:

Position: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor – Strategy (Two positions, open rank)

Position Description

The Melbourne Business School (MBS) seeks to fill two open-rank positions in Strategy. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Strategy or a related field and must demonstrate a record of publishing in top academic journals and have achieved excellence in teaching. Applications are open to all areas of Strategy and would be particularly welcome in the areas of innovation & entrepreneurship, sustainability, or international strategy. It is anticipated that teaching for one of the positions will be concentrated in executive education.

Melbourne Business School, affiliated with the University of Melbourne, is a leading graduate business school in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. MBS offers MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Marketing, and Master of Business Analytics programs, as well as a suite of Executive Education offerings. The School’s full-time MBA program has consistently featured in the Financial Times rankings and was ranked 1st in Australia by The Economist in 2021. The School’s Master of Business Analytics program was ranked 15th globally and is top ranked in the Asia/Pacific region in the QS Business Masters Rankings: Business Analytics in 2021.

The position is in the Strategy cluster, which currently has four full time academic faculty: Glenn Hoetker, Brandon Lee, Kwanghui Lim and Geoff Martin. Members of the cluster have active research interests in corporate finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, networks and alliances, strategic decision making and sustainability. More information about the current research areas of the school can be found on the faculty and research page at https://mbs.edu/faculty-and-research.

The position is located at the school’s main building, which is part of the University of Melbourne’s Carlton campus in inner Melbourne. Flexible working arrangements are available to all staff. The occupant will have an employment contract with Melbourne Business School Limited, and an internationally competitive package will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Employee benefits include a subsidised School gym; health and wellbeing programs; year-round social events; NFP salary packaging; and access to world class learning and development programs.

Applications should be e-mailed to Julie Burns, Faculty Support Officer at J.Burns@mbs.edu and include the following items: full CV, a list of publications, a summary of recent teaching, including teaching evaluations, and contact information for three referees. Closing date for applications is February 15, 2022.

The Melbourne Business School is committed to all aspects of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to providing all staff, students, contractors and visitors with a safe, respectful and rewarding environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation. The Melbourne Business School makes decisions on employment, promotion, and reward based on merit.

Selection Criteria


  • D. in Strategy or related area
  • Demonstrated record of publishing in leading peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in post-graduate and, particularly, post-experience programs
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and constructively within an academic community, making a range of contributions to the intellectual life of the school


  • Keen interest in cross-disciplinary business research
  • A minimum of two years post-PhD experience
  • Willingness to supervise research students and apply for competitive research funding
  • Experience in technologically enabled and/or online teaching.
  • Experience in executive education

Key Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be expected to pursue excellence in teaching and a highly active research agenda. They will be expected to teach into the school’s post-experience MBA degrees and—either immediately or in the future—to help develop and teach content to audiences in the school’s executive education program (short courses and custom solutions).

The school stresses quality rather than quantity of research. Therefore, preference is for faculty to publish in internationally recognised top tier journals. MBS has low administration expectations from its junior faculty.

About Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is affiliated with the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics and one of the Asia Pacific region’s leading providers of management education as well as executive development. Since offering Australia’s first MBA in 1963, MBS has built a reputation for program excellence and a high-quality learning experience. It is one of two Australian business schools ranked in the Financial Times global top 100 for MBA programs.

MBS has around 40 full time academic faculty, and a strong focus on research excellence. Faculty members are all PhD qualified, have taught at some of the world’s leading business schools, publish their research in top academic journals and consult to the world’s leading companies and organisations.

MBS houses three academic centres, the Centre for Business Analytics, the Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership and the Centre for Sustainability and Business. All three Centres work with faculty from multiple disciplines across research, teaching and engagement.

Located in one of the world’s most liveable cities, MBS is a values-based organisation with guiding principles of respectfulness, integrity, diversity, collaboration, excellence, accountability and experimentation. It is a dynamic and welcoming place where people are inspired, engaged and challenged—personally and intellectually.

About the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. With outstanding performance in international rankings, Melbourne is at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Established in 1853, shortly after the founding of Melbourne, the University is located just a few minutes from the centre of this global city. The main Parkville campus is recognised as the hub of Australia’s premier knowledge precinct comprising eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide range of knowledge-based industries.

Further information about Melbourne Business School is available at http://www.mbs.edu/ and information about The University of Melbourne at http://www.unimelb.edu.au.