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Head of Department - Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain

Job no: 591983
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Economics / Business, Accounting, Audit and Finance

  • Full-time, 3 year fixed term position 
  • Salary Level HEW Level E  + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • 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.



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.

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About the role

As one of the largest Business Schools in the Asia Pacific region, the College of Business and Law is comprised of six schools – five in Melbourne and one in Vietnam - delivering a broad range of programs in Business, ranging from Certificates up to PHD levels.


The Head of Department is an integrated leadership and management role in the School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain. The role is responsible for strategic and academic leadership and for driving learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline. This includes being accountable for program quality, relevance and compliance of the School’s academic programs and courses.  


In addition, the Head of Department is a key member of the School executive and contributes at a senior level to the strategic planning and development of the School. The incumbent is required to work collaboratively with all members of the School’s academic and professional staff to ensure that the School achieves its strategic objectives within the context of the overall College and University objectives.


About you

  • You will have a PhD or demonstrated equivalence in an Accounting discipline.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in initiating, leading and managing academic teams and projects in a collegiate environment to deliver strategic objectives.
  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically and to act tactically based on organisational priorities and objectives.
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to liaise with senior executives and external bodies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial management, academic management and good governance in a University context.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing learning and teaching leadership and expertise that contributes to improved student outcomes.
  • Substantial record of academic, research and professional achievement in an area relevant to the discipline, and the capacity to exercise academic leadership to enhance the standing of the School nationally and internationally.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to key College strategic priorities including: praxis (integrated, practice led, industry-engaged, teaching and research); and cross-disciplinary academic collaboration which delivers meaningful outcomes for our students and external stakeholders.


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.


To Apply 

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


Applications close on Sunday Jan 24th.

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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:

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