Associate Professor or Professor in Finance x 2

Melbourne (Suburb), Greater Melbourne (Inner) (AU)
Attractive salary package inclusive of 17% superannuation
Jul 22, 2019
Aug 21, 2019
Prof Xiangkang Yin
Contract Type

Associate Professor or Professor in Finance x 2

Join a team of established colleagues within the Deakin University, Department of Finance at our Melbourne Burwood campus!

The Deakin Finance discipline is ranked top 76-100 in 2019 ARWU subject ranking and rated “above world standard” in the 2018 round of Excellence in Research Australia.  Staff in the Department are committed to attaining high standards in both research and teaching.  Finance faculty have published in many high-quality journals in the discipline, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Finance.  They been successful in obtaining research income from competitive funding schemes, such as the ARC Discovery and Linkage programs, as well as from industry.  The Department is also committed to using the latest teaching and learning technologies to teach content relating to corporate finance, financial markets, banking, and property.

We have two exciting positions for experienced Finance academics to join the Department where as the successful candidate, you will lead and contribute to the Department’s teaching programs at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels whilst also undertaking high-quality research and publishing in leading finance journals.

This is a full-time, level D (associate professor) or level E (full professor), continuing position, based at our Melbourne Burwood campus.  An attractive salary package is on offer inclusive of 17% superannuation and will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and research track record.

Appropriate relocation and/or immigration support will be offered to interstate/international candidates.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • provide leadership which enhances the achievement of the Department’s strategic plan in research, teaching and external engagement
  • teach programs offered by the Department at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including supervision of students at honours and/or doctoral level
  • produce high-quality research in journals of national and international standing including a contribution to the Department’s research agenda and strong performance in Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
  • to partake in activities which enhance the profile and reputation of the discipline
  • develop and maintain relationships with relevant research, community, industry, government and professional partners to establish collaborations and industry partnerships

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • a PhD in an area of relevance to Finance
  • experience teaching relevant units/courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including supervision of honours and/or higher degree by research students
  • a significant research profile including publications in high quality journals
  • evidence of success in obtaining competitive research funding
  • existing relationships and an ability to further enhance engagement with external bodies to enhance the national and international standing of the discipline

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 495015 - Associate Professor in Finance - PD.pdf

 495015 - Professor in Finance - PD.pdf

Applications for this position close on 1 September 2019.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Xiangkang Yin, Head of Department, Finance on +61 3 924 45075 or



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