Associate Professor / Professor - Information Systems

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Joondalup, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Mar 2024

7 Feb 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Management sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

4 Mar 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

$205,952 PER ANNUM (ALEVE)
$160,672 - $176,649 PER ANNUM (ALEVD)


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a leading multi-campus university in Western Australia serving communities nationally and internationally. For 17 years in a row, ECU has achieved a 5 (out of 5 star) star rating for teaching quality in the 2024 Good Universities Guide (GUG). ECU is ranked in the world's Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, and in the Top 400 THE World University Rankings 2024.

The School of Business and Law is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), held by less than 6% of Business Schools in the world, and develops industry-ready graduates through high-quality teaching and learning experiences and engaged applied research. The School offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, executive education, and research degrees designed to give students relevant theory, practical work experience and critical employability skills. In 2023, the School’s Business and Economics discipline was ranked in the Top 250 on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The School is Western Australia’s ‘top-ranked business school for quality’ (2nd nationally) on the 2023 Australian Financial Review BOSS Best Business Schools list.

As part of an exciting expansion plan, the School of Business and Law will move into the $853 million world-class facilities of the landmark ECU City Campus at Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2026. This state-of-the-art Business, Law, Creative Industries and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to become the leaders of tomorrow. ECU CITY campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the University as it embarks on this transformational journey.

The Roles

The Business Systems and Operations (BSO) Discipline is seeking to appoint a teaching and research focused Associate Professor (ALEVD) or Professor (ALEVE) of Information Systems.

The Business Systems and Operations Discipline (BSO) within the School of Business and Law is comprised of high performing, scholarly and impact-oriented academics who seek to transform lives and enrich society through their research, teaching and engagement activities. The profile of the BSO Discipline encompasses programs and specialisations in management information systems, supply chain and logistics management, business analytics and project management. 

Successful appointees will demonstrate capability in undertaking high-quality, engaging research that meaningfully contributes to business practice and creates a positive societal impact. They will have an excellent track-record of providing a learner-centred pedagogy that is supportive and inclusive of diverse groups of people, with a large focus on advancing work-integrated learning and job-ready skills. Academics within the School and Discipline hold the legacy, achievements and values of Edith Dircksey Cowan close to their heart. They embody a warm spirit of collegiality, rational inquiry, personal excellence, respect for all people, and courage to pursue ambitious and impactful goals. In return, we offer an engaging and dynamic role as part of a committed and collegial team. Our collaborative and supportive environment provides many benefits, including a competitive salary, a dynamic team, and further training and development opportunities.

Associate Professor ALEVD

Applicants must have a PhD in Information Systems or related discipline and be teaching and research active with a demonstrable track record of external research funding, publications in top-tier international journals as well as having timely completion of supervised HDR students. Candidates will also need to demonstrate their strive for excellence, their growing reputation in the field and their innovative and inspiring scholarship approach. The successful applicant will have a flexible attitude and the ability to adapt to circumstances, by consulting and liaising confidently with senior-level stakeholders. Demonstrable experience in liaising with external bodies, both nationally and internationally, ensuring compliance with numerous frameworks and policies is also highly desirable. Please refer to the attached selection criteria (ALEVD).

Professor ALEVE

In addition to the criteria at Associate Professor’s level, to be appointed at Professor level (ALEVE), candidates need to demonstrate international leadership in the discipline with a reputation of being a recognised expert in the field; relevant service on editorial boards of top-tier international journals across the Accounting discipline; a track record of substantial external research funding with successful project completion and impactful outcomes; relevant experience of building national and international research teams as well as mentoring junior academics in the discipline. Reporting to the Associate Dean Discipline (ADD BSO), the successful applicant will lead and encourage an environment of creativity and innovation in the discipline, by engaging with the broader academic and professional community, and promote and enhance the national and international profile of the discipline, School, and the University. Please refer to the attached selection criteria (ALEVE).

Benefits & Remuneration

This full-time, ongoing position attracts a salary of $160,672 - $176,649 (Level D), $205,952 (Level E) plus 17% University superannuation contribution. 

Visa sponsorship and/or a relocation package may be negotiated for suitably qualified international and interstate candidates. 

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements are available for negotiation to meet your circumstances. 

ECU has an award-winning health and wellness program, and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services. 

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


If you wish to discuss the role and its expectations, you can address your queries to Associate Professor Flavio Macau, Associate Dean, Business Systems and Operations (BSO) at [email protected] +61 8 6304 5251. 

How to Apply

Please upload your academic CV and a concise expression of interest (maximum five pages) addressing the appropriate Selection Criteria.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Monday March 4 at 11:30 pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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