Transforming our business education

UNSW Business School is hiring education focussed academics to redesign our program offerings

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UNSW Business School is experiencing an exciting period of opportunity and growth, with record student enrolments, high satisfaction ratings, and a global reputation for research quality and industry collaboration. I am delighted to announce that we are adding up to 50 new academic roles in the Business School during 2022. Over half of these will be for specialised education focussed academics, who will help us continue to build a transformational learning environment where students are highly engaged, where societal impact is at the forefront, and where career opportunities are created.

Professor Chris Styles, Dean UNSW Business School

UNSW Business School Future-Focussed Education Initiative 

As Australia’s leading business school, we are currently seeking world-class educators with expertise and leadership potential in several contemporary disciplines to transform our curriculum, to create inclusive student learning communities and make a difference to society.

There are up to 22 Education Focussed positions available, which will double the number of education focussed academics in the Business School. Teaching faculty will develop educational improvements across several specialisations, challenge themselves to deliver outstanding teaching experiences and pursue initiatives to transform the educational opportunities for our students.

To achieve these ambitions, we are transforming the way we design and deliver immersive education to our students across the faculty, from undergraduate through to postgraduate and MBA programs. 

Courses and programs are being redesigned to focus on knowledge activation, interpretation and integration– not only knowledge transfer. Course content is being refreshed with more focus on future-oriented topics including how technology disruption, data-based decision making, cybersecurity and AI are transforming business operations, regulations, and the market. 

Immersive learning enables students to apply knowledge developed in their programs to real-world business problems. Combining experiential learning, deep reflection, leading industry practice and research will provide our students with both practical business acumen and innovative and creative thinking. 

The UNSW Business School faculty already includes thought leaders from academia and industry who are sought-after experts in their profession. They’ve contributed to developing management best practices around the globe and encourage our students to apply what they learn through simulations and case studies. Many of our faculty have received international research and teaching awards, and several have been identified in international surveys as the leading figures in their fields. With our focus on active research and adaptive leadership skills, students get a real-world perspective on business: continuously learning and mirroring the future of work.  

An educational highlight is that the redesigned Bachelor of Commerce program includes three new, integrated first-year courses that embed ethics, corporate responsibility, and sustainability. 

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UNSW Business School is seeking world-class educators with expertise and leadership potential in several business disciplines to transform our curriculum and create an inclusive student learning environment. 

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As one of Australia’s leading business schools, we are constantly challenging ourselves to look to the future. To make a positive difference by equipping our graduates and stakeholders to find better ways to create responsible, sustainable, economic and social values. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused a rapid disruption to how we teach, assess, and the way our students learn. Because of this, at the UNSW Business School, we see an enormous opportunity to transform the student experience. Boosting our educators will accelerate our award-winning teaching innovations, enable new technology platforms, and create unique opportunities for collaborative learning to solve business problems. The educational future at UNSW combines digitally savviness with an engaging, sustainable, and inclusive student experience. We are delighted to welcome 22 education focussed academics to the Business School to join our current outstanding educators. I am excited to be part of a new era of growth in the Business School. We practice what we teach; our digital transformation mirrors Business. At UNSW our future is bright.

Professor Leisa Sargent, Senior Deputy Dean (Academic), UNSW Business School

UNSW Business School, Australia’s leading Business School, is seeking world-class educators to transform our Business Curriculum, to create inclusive student learning communities and make a difference to our society.

We our transforming our learning experience to focus on more active, problem-solving, and critical thinking based on advances in knowledge activation and interpretation – not only knowledge transfer

  • Students collaborate to apply what they learn to solve real-world business problems and by doing so connect with practice. 
  • We have high demand for educators who can enhance knowledge by designing and delivering immersive learning experiences

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  • The Education Initiative is an exciting multi-year project with the over-arching goal of transforming the student experience through investments in teaching and learning, which will impact the classroom and business. We are phasing in a new, more engaging teaching model. We will do this by enriching and adding to our exceptional existing Education Focussed academics to double the number who are education focussed. Please see our flyer for specific details about the why, how and who. 

  • Applications are now open and will close on 17 May 2022. Click here to apply

  • There is no ideal applicant. You may be an academic at a top tier university, or someone with a non-academic but relevant professional background who is looking for purpose and start an educational career at a top-tier university. If you are not at a university, you maybe in a learning and development role in a large organisation, in an education role in the VET or high school sector, or in a professional services firm. Those appointed will bring their industry insight and professional experience to the role and will seamlessly deploy educational technologies to deliver superior online, blended and on-campus experiences for our students. You will need to hold a minimum of a postgraduate masters degree, in a Business discipline, or an equivalent qualification and have a deep commitment to transforming the educational experience for our students 

  • Find out more about the steps in our application process here

  • All employees working in Australia must either be permanent residents or have a valid working visa. The University may sponsor an applicant for a visa at its absolute discretion.

  • UNSW is unlike any other place you've worked before. Yes, we are a huge organisation with a varied and exceptional workforce; a workforce that is achieving life changing results. We are all motivated to be intelligent, sensible, and meaningful in whatever we do. Our work is meaningful because of our vision. It's why we're Australia's most impactful institution and one of the country's top 20 employers. You've come to the perfect place if you're looking for a role where you can grow, be challenged, and accomplish meaningful work.

  • We have learned a lot from teaching through the pandemic and from student feedback over the past two years. We had a very strong base before, with high student satisfaction, but we also have demands for greater engagement, for more direct industry experience, and to leave behind learning experiences that were decades old such as large-scale lectures (which can be available on-demand)). We see a future that is problem-based, collaborative, inclusive and flexible. ,

    We see technology enabled learning as part of our DNA and mirror the future of work. Many channels of information flow and dialogue are crucial, from VR to video, to podcast, to asynchronous, to synchronous face-to-face. We see teaching technology innovation and new methods being developed rapidly and we are innovators as well as early adopters and these are accompanied by pedagogies that underpin learning

  • Persa Tzakis
    Talent Acquisition Consultant
    p.tzakis@unsw.edu.au

  • Click here to review the Position Descriptions for the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor academic roles available.  

    Click here to download our Education Focussed Academic flyer for more information.

    Or if you have a specific question, please contact the Business School Education Focussed team on EI@unsw.edu.au

We are determined to improve student experience – which is already strong on most measures, but which students continue to see as important for both their education and for their future career. I am most excited by the innovations which were made out of necessity during the pandemic, but which will now be made possible by the appointment of a large group of new staff with skills in many areas. We need to continue to remake and redesign much of our offerings to meet future student needs, and we look forward to welcoming teaching-focussed academics with a passion to do just that over the next few years.

Professor Mark Uncles, Deputy Dean (Education & Student Experience), UNSW Business School

About UNSW Business School

UNSW Business School’s mission is to make a difference by equipping our graduates, alumni, and stakeholders to find better ways to create sustainable economic and social value. We are dedicated to being leaders in inclusive and responsible business practices. We will do this through innovative research and transformative learning experiences in collaboration with our business, government, university, and community partners in Australia and globally.

Our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform and thrive in the global workplace and are encouraged to pursue lifelong learning to be productive, responsible, and active leaders into the future. . We are redesigning our learning experience, including the formal curriculum, to develop engaging, immersive and inclusive learning communities.

We are committed to shaping how the Business School, and our industry and alumni networks create sustainable social and economic value by developing innovative theories, insights, and frameworks. We also bring researchers and educators from different disciplinary backgrounds together with industry, institutions, and communities to partner in solving important societal and business challenges such as the transition to net zero emissions and gender equity.

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Persa Tzakis
Talent Acquisition Consultant
p.tzakis@unsw.edu.au
 

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