Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Lecturer in Business Analytics


Closing in 22 days


This is an exciting opportunity for a experienced and driven Lecturer to join our energetic team in Macquarie Business School.

• Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B), from $115,787 to $136,995 p.a. plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing • Location: Macquarie University (North Ryde)


Macquarie University's growing discipline of Business Analytics seeks a Lecturer with scholarly expertise in business analytics, applied data science, and information systems.

To be successful in the role you will make a strong contribution to research and to teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You may also proactively contribute to the efforts of the Department to enhance its reputation with external audiences.

The position is open to both domestic and international candidates. Visa arrangements can be made for successful international candidates.

About Us Macquarie Business School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs and employs casual academic staff to support the teaching of these programs. Each year, there are employment opportunities for casual academic staff to participate in the delivery of programs. Teaching roles will be undertaken under the supervision of full time academic staff. Please consider this opportunity if you feel that you have the ability to help prepare the next generation of business practitioners.

The Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics is home to the discipline of business analytics and information systems and a leading provider of business analytics education in the Australasian region. The Department has been one of the first in Australia to offer a bachelor's in Business Analytics since 2015. The Department offered Master of Business Analytics in 2020, which is currently ranked #2 in Australia and #71-80 worldwide as per 2023 QS Ranking. In addition to courses in business analytics, the Department also offers programs in cyber security governance and business information systems. In the latest QS 2024 Subject Rankings, Macquarie is also ranked 48th globally in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and fifth in Australia.

The Department actively engages in and promotes research in both qualitative and quantitative aspects of business analytics, data science, information systems and technology management. We have expertise in a range of endeavours from applied through to the more theoretical. Our expertise covers quantitative, statistical and mathematical data modelling methods and qualitative methods into investigation of organizational and societal implications of data analytics as well as applications of artificial intelligence and technology management. Staff are given generous financial support for their research endeavour. Being a member of a large department, you will have a fair teaching load that provides you with time to engage fully with your research.

To Apply To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the relevant selection criteria below; and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Selection Criteria

    Level B – Lecturer

  • A PhD (completed or near completion) in business analytics, information systems, applied data science, or a related field;
  • A record of quality research publications in business analytics, data science or a related field in FT50, UTD24 100, and/or in A and A rank journals as per ABDC journal list;
  • Engagement, or a plan for engagement, with the wider community in order to further enhance teaching and or research outcomes;
  • A record of high-quality teaching in business analytics and data science;
  • Experience with Python or other programming languages
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and database management
  • Experience with data visualization tools and platforms (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, etc.)
  • An ability to develop new approaches to teaching in business analytics, data science including application of large language models and GenAI;
  • Evidence of work as a team player in the delivery of administrative tasks related to teaching and research;
  • Membership of relevant professional organizations is desirable but not essential for the right candidate.
  • Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Babak Abedin, Head of Department, on [email protected]

    General Recruitment Enquiries: Samantha Poulos, HR Consultant on [email protected]

    Applications Close: Friday, 21 June 2024 at 11:59PM (AEST)

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    Applications Close:

    21/06/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

    Job details


    Lecturer in Business Analytics


    Macquarie University




    May 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 21, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Mathematics

    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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