Melbourne Business School


Deputy Dean, Academic


Carlton, Victoria, Australia

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Deputy Dean, Academic
Melbourne Business School

About Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School is Australia’s leading provider of business education and insight. It is home to Australia’s best MBA and business analytics degrees (Financial Times 2022), as well as custom solutions for organisations and short courses for professionals.

About the Role

In embarking on a new era of growth and impact, Melbourne Business School is seeking an outstanding leader to become the Deputy Dean Academic. This role will be integral to the School’s next chapter. The Deputy Dean Academic provides leadership and management to enhance the academic reputation of the School, the experience of the students, and the School’s impact on the community through both its education offerings in award programs and its research.

As a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team, the Deputy Dean Academic will be a key contributor to the development and execution of the School’s strategy and major decisions arising as part of the School’s operations. The role will also be important in cultivating and strengthening the School’s relationship with the University of Melbourne.

Key Attributes for the Role

  • As a high quality candidate for this role, you will have strong leadership skills and experience in a similar role of initiating, leading, managing and developing academic teams or functions within a collegiate environment. You will have the ability to think and successfully execute strategically and operationally with a whole-of-School approach to meet business objectives and organisation priorities.
  • You will have excellent verbal and interpersonal skills, together with a demonstrated ability to collaborate, consult and negotiate within networked, cross-functional teams and with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. This will be accompanied by a demonstrated presence and ability to articulate a compelling story about the School’s suite of offerings to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline combined with strong academic achievement and profile commensurate with the standing of the School is essential.
  • This is a 5 year fixed term appointment.

Further Information and To Apply

To obtain the Candidate Brochure for this role, including the role description, or to apply, please email, citing Deputy Dean, Academic – J15945.

If further information is required after reviewing the documentation and, please contact Dr. Marianne Broadbent or Grant Nichol on +61 3 8626 0600 or 1300 138 863.