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3 Faculty Positions in Human Resource Management

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The Department of Management is offering three teaching/research positions within the human resource management and employment relations discipline. 

  • Melbourne, Burwood Campus location
  • 3 x Full-time and continuing positions
  • Level B $104,619 – $123,739 + 17% Superannuation
  • Level C $127,561 – $146,683 + 17% Superannuation
  • Leve D $153,058 – $168,353 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The incumbent will play a major role in scholarship, research and make significant contributions to the teaching effort of the department. The purpose of the position is to conduct research and teach students in the multidisciplinary field of management, to improve the standing of the faculty’s courses, enhancing the national and international reputation of the Department. The incumbent will be responsible for developing, and, where appropriate, leading research collaborations, programs, and projects, including supervision of PhD students.

This is an opportunity for us to invest in our growing flagship undergraduate and graduate programs. We warmly invite applications from academics from human resource management, employment relations and related disciplines. Join our dedicated, collaborative, and collegial team for cutting edge research and preparing the next generation of human resource leaders.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Education and Employability

  • Leading the integration of industry and research practice to inform unit / course design and teaching practices across the discipline within the Department.
  • Leading teaching teams to develop courses and materials and innovation in curriculum design which influence teaching for the discipline or across multiple disciplines.
  • Delivering learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery.
  • Building and leading unit and course teaching teams and work collaboratively with other teaching teams in the faculty.

Research and Innovation

  • Leading growing, increasingly productive, high-quality research, scholarship activities generating high impact outputs.
  • Engaging in and increasingly develop and lead academic or other collaborations that enable novel and high-quality research activities.
  • Widely communicate research outputs to discipline(s), other sectors and the community, nationally and internationally, ensuring impact in the field and the community.

University Citizenship and Engagement

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of the university’s strategic agenda through formal and informal leadership and contributory roles to deliver core outcomes at the discipline and Departmental level.
  • Providing leadership and contribute to the development of the University’s community engagement agenda and activities.

Key selection criteria for this role:

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD in Human Resource Management or closely related discipline.
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design.
  • Nationally recognised research reputation underpinned by publications in quality journals and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research grants.
  • Positive engagement with research, community, industry, and government to enhance the national standing of the discipline.
  • Demonstrated capacity and passion for leadership of teaching, research and/or administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.

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

Applications for this position close on 31st August 2023

Please outline the desired level you wish to apply for in your cover letter.

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Occasional interstate or overseas travel may be required and regular travel within Victoria will be required.
  • Working with Children Check.
  • May be required to teach from other campuses in addition to home campus.

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Colin Higgins, Associate Dean, International and Partnerships on [email protected].

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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