Head of Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship
RMIT University School of Management

Professor of Management and Head of Department, Department of Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship, School of Management

Job no: 595369
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Economics / Business, Dean, Education and Training, Teaching and Research

  • 3-year fixed term appointment as a 0.5 FTE Head of Department, underpinned by an ongoing full-time Professorial position
  • Salary Level HEW E  + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University. We work in a hybrid model so you may choose to do your best work from other locations on certain days.

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.

About the role /College

As one of the largest Business Schools in the Asia Pacific region, the College of Business and Law is comprised of five schools – four in Melbourne and one in Vietnam - delivering a broad range of programs up to PhD level.

The School of Management has two Departments – the Department of Management, International Business, and Entrepreneurship (MIBE), and the Department of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (HRM&IR). These Departments were created within the School in December 2020 and provide an opportunity to work with colleagues to shape a shared narrative and recognised areas of strength for the future.

The Department of Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship comprises 26 full-time members of academic staff. Members of the Department currently manage and teach into programs in management, international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation and enterprise. The School is developing new curriculum and programs, including in organisational analytics and evaluation, social impact, and technology and business.

The Head of Department is responsible for academic and operational leadership and for driving learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for members of the Department. This includes being accountable for program quality, relevance and compliance of the School’s academic programs and courses. The incumbent will mentor, influence, guide and lead staff in the Department.

The Head of Department is a key member of the School executive and contributes at a senior level to the strategic planning and development of the School. The incumbent is required to work collaboratively with all members of the School’s academic and professional staff.

In addition, the role is responsible for establishing and maintaining important external relationships relevant to the Department’s scholarship, including with national and international scholarly and professional associations, funding bodies, industry partners, and key journals and conferences.

About you

You will have:

  • Strong academic leadership and management skills with demonstrated ability to lead people to shape a narrative, build recognised strengths, and deliver on strategic objectives. 
  • High-level interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiating skills including the ability to consult, network, collaborate, mentor and build relationships within the organisation and externally.
  • Internationally recognised research standing in one or more of: organisation or management theory; quantitative or qualitative or mixed methods research; applied research and/or program and policy evaluation in one or more specific sectors (e.g., healthcare); business analytics or organisational analytics.
  • A strong record of innovative and effective teaching in a discipline relevant to the School. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically and to act based on organisational priorities and objectives.  
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of relevant industry and training priorities, and demonstrated scholarly, professional and industry networks. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a collegial environment, to develop and achieve shared goals and objectives, and to negotiate agreed directions and outcomes. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of University systems in regard to managing to the budget, maintaining and improving quality, and good governance. 


Tertiary qualifications, including a PhD, in the relevant management discipline.

Please 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/the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.

Applications close on May 7th at 11:55pm.

If you would prefer to have a confidential discussion please reach out to Gabrielle Bassett at gabrielle.bassett@rmit.edu.au

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

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: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Application close: 07 May 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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