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Professor, Cognitive Enterprise

Job no: 850198
Campus: Mt Helen, Berwick or Gippsland Campus
Categories: Academic
School/Area: Federation Business School

  • Federation Business School – Ballarat, Berwick or Gippsland Campus
  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment for five years
  • Academic Level E - $187,922 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Cognitive Enterprise describes a business that utilises data and processes provided by new technologies including AI, IoT, Blockchain, automation and 5G, to enhance customer experience and gain competitive advantage. The Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise, co-designed with IBM, provides students with foundations, knowledge and skills to deal with technical and strategic demands of contemporary business settings.

About the role

This is a strategic appointment which forms part of the University’s priorities to further develop its key research and education strengths. You will work closely with stakeholders to lead the advancement of the new Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise degree, which is designed around entrepreneurship and innovation underpinned by digital transformation. 

You will:

  • lead and strengthen the teaching and research programs in Cognitive Enterprise;
  • take an active role as part of the leadership of the School and serving on committees of the University as required; and
  • have an outstanding record in research on business innovation and digital transformation to support the achievement of University’s priorities for developing research capacity.

You will strengthen the academic leadership in teaching and research programs in Cognitive Enterprise and managerial decision-making within Federation Business School.

About you

The Professor, Cognitive Enterprise demands excellent analytical, conceptual and research skills, together with substantial, sustained and proven educational, research and professional experience.

You must be able to develop and implement long and short-term research strategies for the School within the strategic framework of the University and in accordance with its mission, and possess significant problem-solving abilities, creativity and initiative to resolve complex issues in a multi-sectoral regional university environment.

You will have an outstanding record in a relevant research area which will support the achievement of one of the University’s priorities of developing its research capacity.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. 

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday 8 August 2021.

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria in addition to submitting a resume. To view the Position Description, please click here: Download File 850198.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

All University positions delivering education and/or services to children must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Please refer to the position description for WWCC requirements.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Elizabeth Spark, our Diversity and Inclusion Partner.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Lisa Pickering, our Associate Director, Organisational Development and Performance.

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For almost 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

You will be able to take advantage of our Uni Sports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, blended workforce options (work from home flexibility), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information, please visit our website.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more

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