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Associate Professor of Finance

University of Sydney

  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding senior academic who is a leading authority within their discipline
  • Located on the University’s Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time continuing position with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Business School is one of the Asia-Pacific region’s premier centres for engaged and innovative business education and research. With a highly international outlook, we have over 560 FTE (full-time equivalent) staff and more than 16,000 students (10,695 EFTSL) from diverse backgrounds enrolled in a comprehensive suite of programs including the high-profile MBA.

The Discipline of Finance at The University of Sydney Business School is a primary centre for finance research in Australasia, located in the exciting and multicultural city of Sydney. Our expertise is reflected in our sought-after degree programs, both undergraduate and postgraduate (including PhD), which promote a deep understanding of the key concepts and contemporary applications of finance.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic as an Associate Professor of Finance who will:

  • provide research leadership through high quality publications, industry engagement and collaboration
  • foster an ambitious and positive research culture that encourages junior staff
  • actively contribute to the governance of the discipline

About you

With a PhD in Finance or a related discipline, you will have expertise in one or more of the major areas of finance, as well as the ability to develop and maintain strong links with business and industry. You will be able to demonstrate excellence and leadership in teaching, including a track record of successful PhD supervision, and be a leading researcher in your field with publications in highly ranked international journals and success in obtaining competitive research grants.

We are looking for strong mid-career academics with a demonstrated commitment to research excellence and a dynamic research culture. We anticipate that this appointment will demonstrate the potential quickly to fill positions within the professoriate.

We value positivity, excellence, collaboration and cooperation. We are looking for individuals with a passion for research and a desire to contribute to the development of an encouraging, safe-to-fail, and ambitious research culture. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to student outcomes through teaching excellence and possibly Doctoral supervision.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicants will be offered a full-time continuing position, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Relocation assistance may be provided if required, however, visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications

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How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter and CV) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details, including the skills.

Candidate Information Brochure – Associate Professor of Finance

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For a copy of the candidate information brochure, a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Mr David Hourigan (Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on +61 2 8627 9086 or by email


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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this role.

Closing Date: 20 September 2021

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