University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Professor of Accounting (Fitzgerald Chair)


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Professor of Accounting (Fitzgerald Chair)

Job no: 3060130 Location: Parkville Salary: Level E, an attractive remuneration package is negotiable Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17% Working Hours: Full Time 1.0FTE Basis of Employment : This is a continuing position.

Opportunity Since its establishment, the Fitzgerald Chair has been held by distinguished scholars who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made a significant impact in the field of accounting.

This endowed Chair is situated within the Department of Accounting. There is an expectation that the holder of this Chair has capacity and willingness to participate in public discussion and debate about important national and international issues relevant to accounting and be active in the seeking of research funding from government and business sectors.

About You The successful applicant will be an international expert in any field of accounting, with a demonstrated track record of high-quality, impactful research, teaching, and leadership.

You will possess;

  • A PhD in accounting or a related discipline.
  • The capacity to make a significant contribution to the vision, aspirations, and state of the Department of Accounting at the University of Melbourne.
  • A clear commitment to providing academic leadership in the discipline of accounting across the profession and in the wider community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and engaged teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A full list of the key selection criteria can be found in the attached candidate pack.

    About Us

    The Department of Accounting The Department of Accounting carries out research, teaching, and industry engagement across financial and managerial accounting, auditing and assurance services, and accounting information systems. The Department offers both undergraduate and post-graduate programs. There are over 40 academic staff and six professional staff in the Department. https: //

    Faculty of Business and Economics The Faculty of Business and Economics FBE at the University of Melbourne has been preparing students for exciting and challenging careers in industry since 1924. We have developed an outstanding reputation, locally and internationally, for the quality of our teaching and research. The faculty has an active board of business leaders, government representatives and community leaders who contribute to the implementation of our vision. www.

    Employee Benefits We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family-friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women, and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

    To find out more, go to https: //

    How to apply

    Your application submitted should include a cover letter, CV, and document with responses against the selection criteria found in the candidate pack for the role.

    Advertised: 25 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 21 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Professor of Accounting (Fitzgerald Chair)


    University of Melbourne




    March 25, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment,Associate Professor/Professor


    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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