Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship

Swinburne University of Technology

Academic Level E $185,917 + 17% superannuation + loading
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5-year fixed-term Director title underpinned by continuing role, Hawthorn campus

About the Job
Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Business and Law invites applications for the role of Director, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship. We seek a senior academic and experienced leader to head this vibrant, industry and research-engaged school. Our teaching and research spans the discipline areas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Reporting directly to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law, the Director will be actively engaged with entrepreneurship education through postgraduate courses and the promotion of the entrepreneurship ecosystem across the University.

With a suite of opportunities for collaborative research across traditional and practice-led areas, the school features specific research strengths. The school holds a distinguished record of pedagogical excellence with the established Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and is progressing towards its advancement with the development of B2B accredited micro-units and executive education. The appointee will encourage the continued commitment to student employability by fostering our multiple connections with industry, professional organisations and active partnerships with national and international research institutes.

The Director will be charged with managing a significant program of public and institutional engagement. Competitive applicants will possess extensive academic leadership experience and demonstrated capacity to manage and further develop the breadth and depth of the graduate school’s cross-disciplinary programs in entrepreneurship and innovation in the Faculty and the broader University. The successful candidate will also initiate and lead high-profile external partnerships and projects with industry, enterprise and government, in addition to extending existing internal and external engagement projects across the school’s teaching and research portfolios.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Forge strong industry connections, become workplace-ready and gain an edge on the competition. Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Law equips you with the knowledge and skill-set to thrive in the future of business, including the opportunity to conduct impactful research into the changing shape of industry, economy and society.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • Relevant postdoctoral qualification in Entrepreneurship and Innovation or a relevant field and an exemplary national and international reputation as a leader
  • Internationally recognised track record of research in a relevant field as evidenced by an extensive range of publications in top-tier journals and by measurable high impact outcomes
  • Proven record of initiating, obtaining and managing competitive research grants and involvement in research collaborations
  • Demonstrated, strengthened linkages with industry, research communities, business and/or government, coupled with proven industry or consulting experience

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Professor Michael Gilding, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 10 June 2020


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