Senior Lecturer in Finance

RMIT University College of Business and Law

Australia

Senior Lecturer (Industry Fellow) in Finance

Job no: 595045
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Economics / Business, Teaching, Education and Training

  • Full-time, 2-year Fixed Term position
  • Academic Level C (120, 657 – 139, 129) +17% Superannuation
  • Based at the City campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role /College

As one of the largest Business Schools in the Asia Pacific region, the College of Business & Law is comprised of seven schools – six in Melbourne and one in Vietnam - delivering a broad range of programs in Business, ranging from Certificates up to PHD levels. The Department of Economics and Finance was formed in 1990. In 2005, it became The School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. The School aims to lead the way in providing high-quality industry focused academic programs that are responsive to the needs of the professions and provide leadership in innovative thinking.

The RMIT trading facility (RTF) is amongst the largest tertiary-based facility of its type in Australia. The courses and program run in the RTF is part of RMIT Business’s commitment to providing graduates with real-world skills. The use of the facility has expanded in recent years to include a broader base of simulation-style teaching in the vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate coursework programs.

The selected candidate will contribute to optimal usability, maintaining, and promoting RTF. The candidate must possess knowledge of dealing rooms and trading in financial products gained from professional, business or community experience. Being a leadership position, the industry fellow of the trading Room (ideally- the Senior Lecturer in Practice) will be leader in determining the most appropriate use of the trading room facility to enhance the teaching and learning effort of the Finance Discipline.

The principal purpose of the role is to enhance the usability and utilisation of trading facility to Finance Discipline’s Learning and Teaching as well as Research goals.

Effective discharge of the position will mean that the Finance Discipline will be an international leader in the adoption of best practice in using the most appropriate data and software currently available to facilitate the optimal use of the trading room in delivering innovative curriculum and training.

About you

As a level C practice academic you will show strong leadership in professional scholarship and/or practice and in engagement with external stakeholders. You will be expected to have a high level of awareness of professional activities at a national level and/or a network of industry connections and strategic alliances. You will be also expected to be contribute to the overall delivery of teaching in the courses in the Trading room.

As the Senior Lecturer, Industry Fellow you will also have/be able to:

  • Demonstrate a significant personal contribution and commitment to high quality teaching at all levels with the ability to conduct financial simulations in a trading facility or similar environment.
  • Familiarity with software providers or capacity to investigate software, develop familiarity and make recommendations.
  • Ability to lead and manage a leading-edge IT laboratory facility for education and research
  • Experience with the development of operational manuals and in the delivery of in-house training sessions communicating the use of the facility to staff members.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues, students and industry and professional bodies.

Qualification

Mandatory: A PhD or equivalent in finance which will be significant industry experience in portfolio management.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV, covering letter and a document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.

Download File PD_Senior Lecturer - Industry Fellow Finance.pdf

Applications close on Sunday 18th of April  at 11:55pm

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Application close: 18 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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