- Join a growing Faculty and be part of a University that places amongst the world’s best teaching and research institutions
- Located in the heart of Sydney’s bustling inner west quarter, close to beaches, parks, public transport and shopping districts
- Seeking outstanding academics to provide leadership and help create a world-class, internationally recognised Faculty for research and education excellence
About the opportunity
The School of Project Management at the University of Sydney aims to deliver world class teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The program courseware is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center of the Project Management Institute. It builds the capacity of graduates to examine the key interdependencies inherent in managing and leading complex projects. The program engages with these dynamics to develop skills for effective planning, management and leadership. For more information about the academic program structure and courses for the undergraduate program and postgraduate program please see the website.
The School of Project Management at the University of Sydney is searching for faculty members who are able to contribute in areas of:
- Digital innovation and project delivery
- Projects as complex socio-technical systems
- Project leadership and governance
- A process perspective on project organizing
- Sustainable projects and urban megaprojects
These areas are indicative. We are also interested in candidates that work in other aspects of project, program, and portfolio organising, candidates whose work combines or crosses a number of these topics, and candidates taking an interdisciplinary approach to projects. The School seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and encourages women to apply.
In this role you will be asked to design, and deliver teaching and research into project, program and/or portfolio management. Preference will be given to people with a background in practice and of qualitative research into the social aspects of project management, although other approaches to project management research will also be considered. A history of project research that is transferrable between industry sectors is desirable.
The School of Project Management includes education programs ranging from short courses through to corporate executive education as well as undergraduate and masters coursework programs. Demonstrated ability to delivery executive education will be advantageous.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for academics who have:
- completed, or is near completion of, a Ph.D. in a project management related area
- project management, undergraduate and / or postgraduate course development skills, inspired by academic research excellence and industry engaged inquiry
- quality teaching and learning delivery approaches
- a track record of or potential to securing external funding and producing high-quality, independent and collaborative research
- a track record of or evidence of potential for publication in leading international peer reviewed journals, with a commensurate citation impact
- experience in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research students
- the ability to develop new areas of curriculum should the need arise
- potential for or demonstration of industry interaction and liaison
- the ability to contribute to the administration of the School, the University and the wider community
The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate’s skills, experience and knowledge.
The appointees will contribute to academic scholarship, research excellence and community service at the University of Sydney.
Term and Remuneration
Successful candidates will be offered a full-time appointment. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated dependent of level of appointment.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 1089/0920C to apply.
Candidates should submit a CV, a research statement and a teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of three references (for associate lecturer, lecturer and senior lecturer positions) and six references (for associate professor positions). The School seeks to increase the gender equity and diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages women to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 30 November 2020 (Sydney Time)
Late applications will be considered, but priority will be given to applications received before this date.
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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