Position description

Position description
Position title:
Professor, Lecturing discipline
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Academic Level E
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Position description
Professor, Subject area
The School of Business (Ballarat) is within the Higher Education Division and comprises 30 fulltime equivalent academic staff, seven administrative staff, and a number of sessional staff. The
School also includes: CRIC (the Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness) a
designated research centre with the University; and CECC (the Centre for Electronic Commerce
and Communications) a research and consulting centre focusing on e-Business applications of
organisations and communities. The total budget of the School in 2005 is in excess of $7 million.
The School is responsible for three main Bachelor’s degree awards (Commerce, Business and
Management), and a suite of graduate programs including Graduate Certificates, Graduate
Diplomas and Masters of Business Administration.
The School is also involved in the provision of elective and core units to other Faculties and/or
Schools in the Higher Education Division of the University.
Research and consultancy forms a major aspect of the School’s activities, with numerous
partnerships established with local, state, national and international organisations. The School,
through its research centre CRIC, is a founding member of the VURRN (Victorian Universities
Regional Research Network).
Position summary
The Professor, Subject area will strengthen the academic leadership in teaching and research
programs in Subject area and managerial decision-making within the Faculty and/or School.
The appointee will have an outstanding record in a relevant research area which will support the
achievement of one of the University’s priorities of developing its research capacity. This position
is a strategic appointment which forms part of the University’s priorities to further develop its key
research strengths.
Key responsibilities
Provide academic leadership in Subject area and managerial decision-making in the Faculty
and/or School.
Undertake research of an international calibre and generate research income.
Supervise research students at doctoral, masters and honours level.
Provide policy, strategic and planning advice regarding research activities to the Executive
Dean and Head of School/Deputy Dean and other appropriate colleagues within the
Make a distinguished personal contribution to teaching at all levels, including conducting
lectures, tutorials and workshops as required.
Foster interactions with industry, government, and community groups.
Provide leadership in the discipline.
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Develop collaborative opportunities for undergraduate teaching, postgraduate coursework and
supervision of research higher degree students.
Interact with relevant disciplines in the Faculty and/or School and other Faculties and/or
Schools of the University, both higher education and TAFE, in developing research
opportunities and teaching programs which are attractive to domestic and international
10. Take an active role as part of the leadership of the Faculty and/or School and serving on
committees of the University as required.
11. Contribute to the growth of the Faculty and/or School through its research and teaching, and
its international and income generation activities.
12. Reflect and embed the University’s Principles, Strengths and Strategic Priorities when
exercising the responsibilities of this position. For a more complete understanding and further
information please access the Interim Charter at:
13. Undertake the responsibilities of the position adhering to:
Equal Opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation and requirements;
the requirements for the inclusion of people with disabilities in work and study;
Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation and requirements; and
Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV) legislation.
Level of responsibility
The Professor, Subject area demands excellent analytical, conceptual and research skills, together
with substantial, sustained and proven educational, research and professional experience.
The Professor, Subject area must be able to develop and implement long and short-term research
strategies for the Faculty and/or School within the strategic framework of the University and in
accordance with its mission. S/he must also possess significant problem solving abilities, creativity
and initiative to resolve complex issues in a multi-sectoral regional university environment.
Training and qualifications
Doctorate or equivalent in Subject area.
Position/Organisational relationships
The Professor, Subject area will work under the general direction of the Executive Dean and Head
of School/Deputy Dean, and work as part of the Faculty and/or School’s team of academic and
administrative staff.
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Key selection criteria
Applicants must demonstrate they are able to undertake the inherent responsibilities of the position
as contained in the position description and are able to meet the following Key Selection Criteria:
Doctorate or equivalent in Subject area.
Possession of an international scholarly reputation including an outstanding record of research
publications in refereed international journals in the area of Subject area.
Expertise in developing research programs in Subject area and managerial decision-making.
Ability to attract funds for research and/or consultancies from a variety of sources including
significant success with national and/or international competitive research grants.
Industry experience in a relevant area including involvement in inter-disciplinary projects.
Strong record of supervision of Doctoral students to completion.
Demonstrated experience in establishing, leading and managing research groups.
Demonstrated experience in developing teaching programs and ability to conduct high quality
teaching in one of the relevant disciplines.
Excellence in communication and negotiation that will facilitate leadership in the Faculty and/or
School, the University and the wider community.
10. Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse range of students, including those
with disabilities.
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Minimum Standards for Academic Levels (MSALs)
Teaching and research academic staff
Level E
A Level E academic will provide leadership and foster excellence in research, teaching and policy
development in the academic discipline within the institution and within the community,
professional, commercial or industrial sectors.
A Level E academic will have attained recognition as an eminent authority in his or her discipline,
will have achieved distinction at the national level and may be required to have achieved distinction
at the international level. A Level E academic will make original, innovative and distinguished
contributions to scholarship, researching and teaching in his or her discipline. He or she will make
a commensurate contribution to the work of the institution.
The standards are not exhaustive of all tasks in academic employment, which is by its nature multiskilled and involves an overlap of duties between levels.
Federation University Australia
Union Collective Agreement
Academic and General Staff Employees
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