Professor and Head, Department of Management

Monash University
March 07, 2024
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Professor and Head, Department of Management

Job No.: 660657

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time


Professor - Continuing appointment

Head of Department - 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Lead and inspire the Department of Management
  • Work with brilliant people every day
  • Take your career in an exciting, rewarding direction
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

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    If you are looking for the next chapter in your career, it is here. You will be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that's filled with highly motivated and inspiring scholars and professional staff. Your contribution will be vital for both the continued success of the Department of Management and for leading its staff to thrive in education, research and engagement. Talent thrives here, – and so do truly satisfying careers.

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    The Opportunity

    The Department of Management, one of the seven Departments at Monash Business School, is looking to appoint an outstanding academic to join our high- performing team. This will be a key leadership role in the Faculty's research performance, income generation and industry engagement agenda ensuring the continual growth and diversification of the School. As Professor and Head of Department you will play a key part in shaping the future of the Department of Management, providing strong and effective leadership for the expansion of the School's research strategy and PhD program.

    The Professor and Head, Department of Management is a key leadership role within the School executive group and contributes to the development of the Monash Business School's strategic plan. The Department of Management is recognised worldwide for the quality of its research and teaching in many fields of management, including: human resources and industrial relations, operations and supply chain management, international business, strategic management, critical management studies, and organisational behaviour and theory. The Professor and Head, Department of Management will play a pivotal role in providing strong and committed leadership that will inspire staff with a strong vision for education, research, and engagement.

    Reporting to the Senior Deputy Dean Faculty Operations, the Professor and Head, Department of Management is responsible for the overall operational management of the academic staff cohort, and will provide strategic leadership in academic governance and supervision, staffing and resource planning, and implementation of strategy to achieve the School's research agenda. This position will take responsibility for staff leadership and management and the strengthening of an inclusive and collegiate environment.

    About YOU!

    As Professor and Head of Department you will have an outstanding research and teaching record, and a proven capacity for leadership at a senior management level that includes developing and leading strategy, financial management and the management of staff to achieve excellence in education, research and engagement. You will provide academic leadership and have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to shape a collaborative and collegiate culture.

    To be considered for this role, you will have demonstrated experience in establishing a strong collegial scholarly culture. You will have demonstrated international reputation and leadership in the discipline of management for research (e.g., published in top tier journals), education (e.g., innovative teaching and inspiring scholarship including supervision of high- quality PhD students), and external and internal engagement (e.g., editorships, procuring research grants; or prior service as a head of a discipline group)

    With a flexible attitude and responsiveness to diverse staff needs, you will also be able to consult and liaise confidently with senior-level stakeholders. You will have demonstrable experience liaising with external bodies, both national and international, ensuring compliance with numerous frameworks and policies. As a strong inclusive leader who is receptive to feedback, you will strive towards excellence at all times and continue to maintain our positive culture and morale. With a desire to challenge the status quo in support of School and Department interests, you will be passionate and able to maintain high levels of innovation to promote positive change and process improvement.

    The Benefits

    We offer you an engaging and dynamic role that includes many opportunities to network with highly motivated colleagues around the globe, as part of a committed and professional team. Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits, including a competitive salary and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

    A competitive remuneration package, including employer superannuation contribution of 17%, relocation and travel assistance, removal allowance, salary packaging and generous parental leave. Additionally, Monash offers a range of development programs, support for research study and overseas work, and flexible work arrangements.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high quality research environment.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Your application must address the selection criteria and we encourage you to keep your application concise. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


    Professor Michelle Welsh, Senior Deputy Dean Faculty Operations, [email protected]

    Position Description

    Professor and Head, Department of Management

    Closing Date

    Thursday 7 March 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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