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Associate Professor in Experimental Finance/Decision Neuroscience

Job no: 0010977
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full time; Continuing
Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Centre for Brain, Mind & Markets and Department of Finance
Level D – $162,590 – $179,123 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wuurang people. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Centre for Brain, Mind & Markets

The Centre for Brain, Mind & Markets is a new research centre focusing on inter-disciplinary research on decision-making. The centre is hosted by the Department of Finance.

The centre brings together researchers from economics, finance, computer science, psychology and neuroscience to study fundamental aspects of human and machine decision-making. Research streams include learning, reasoning, social interaction and markets. The centre also has a growing translational research program.

More information about the Centre is available at:

About the Department of Finance

The Department of Finance is one of four teaching and research departments within the Faculty of Business and Economics. It has over 30 full-time academic staff, six full-time professional staff and finance practitioners who serve as sessional teaching staff. In 2021, the Department had over 14,000 students across more than 70 subjects.

The Department’s research objective is to produce high-quality research, publishable in elite international journals. There is a strong emphasis within the Department on encouraging a positive research culture, promoting collaboration, and providing a supportive atmosphere.

The Department places a high value on teaching quality. Its objective is to offer excellent teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs. This is achieved by offering a set of subjects that meet the job ready requirements of employees, are up-to-date with developments in the disciplines of Finance, delivered using innovative methods of teaching.

Information about the Department is available at:

About the Role

The position of Associate Professor of Experimental Finance and/or Decision Neuroscience contributes to leadership in research, teaching and service activities in the Department of Finance. Based in the Centre for Brain, Mind & Markets, the incumbent will undertake scholarly research activities, leading to publications in high quality journals in the fields of decision sciences, finance, economics, neuroscience, computer science and psychology, and in presenting his/her research at prominent international conferences on decision sciences and related areas. The incumbent will undertake high quality teaching in relevant finance and decision sciences-related subjects and have a strong commitment to student learning outcomes. The incumbent will also apply for competitive research grant funding leading to high quality publications and have the ability and willingness to engage with industry, government and the wider community. Service duties commensurate with the position will also be undertaken.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research, leading to scholarly publications in top-tier and high-quality journals in experimental finance, experimental economics, neuroscience, decision science and or psychology
  • Supervise Honours projects, Masters and PhD students
  • Deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Produce, develop and review teaching materials and teaching courses and programs in relevant fields
  • Provide leadership in research by mentoring junior colleagues in establishing their research program, leading a research group and by actively collaborating in the Centre’s research activities

About You

A substantial and internationally recognised research record, as evidenced by publications in top-tier and high-quality journals in finance, economics, neuroscience, decision sciences, computer science, neuroscience and/or psychology. You have the ability to effectively supervise Honours and PhD students and provide leadership in both teaching and research.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in finance, financial economics, economics, neuroscience, computer science or psychology
  • Substantial high-quality teaching experience and or ability, at undergraduate, postgraduate and/or PhD level
  • The ability to attract competitive research funding
  • An evident concern for the welfare of students
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

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