Professor in Business Analytics

RMIT University

Professor, Business Analytics

Job no: 595049
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Economics / Business, Teaching and Research

  • Full-time, continuing position   
  • Academic Level E + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements 
  • Based at the City campus

About us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

About the role

Join RMIT University and make a significant contribution by leading and fostering excellence in teaching and research in the School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain within the University. You will have an opportunity to bring together business analysis academic staff across the College of Business and Law and lead the creation of a research network that has the potential to convert into a university strategic investment vehicle, enabling capability platform or research centre. You will provide high level research leadership developing and leading research project teams and programs and fostering a vibrant research culture. You will also teach and make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the discipline with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students.  In addition, you will make a significant contribution to the planning and strategic direction of the School, taking on major academic leadership roles involving participation in various committees within the School, College and University and external to the University, as appropriate.

About you 

You will be a senior academic and eminent researcher in the specialist field of Business Analytics, contributing significantly to teaching and research outputs, building capability of staff and promoting strong academic performance. You will have a strong track record working across multiple disciplines to solve industry problems in a research setting. You will have a distinguished record in quantitative or qualitative research, external research grants and outstanding publications in the area. Evidence of demonstrated strategic leadership in a large organisational unit or University-wide initiative and effective membership of a management team that developed and achieved shared goals and objectives will be imperative to your success in this role. In addition, you will have a proven ability to plan, create, sustain and grow Research Groups and Centres including the attraction of significant external funding and have experience in attracting and supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials of Learning and Teaching (login required) or possess (or eligible to apply for) appropriate HEA fellowship (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation). 

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

To Apply  

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.  

Download File Position Description - Professor, Business Analytics.pdf

Applications close on Thursday 15th April 2021 at 11:55pm. 

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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 and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: 

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Application close: 15 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time