Professor of Business Ethics

Company:Edith Cowan University

Location:Australia / Joondalup

Discipline:Business Ethics

Employment Type:Full-time, Five Year Fixed-term Contract


Professor of Business Ethics



Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a leading multi-campus university in Western Australia serving communities nationally and internationally. For 15 years in a row, ECU has achieved a 5 (out of 5 star) star rating for teaching quality in the 2022 Good Universities Guide (GUG). ECU is ranked in the world's Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, and in the Top 500 THE World University Rankings.

The School of Business and Law is accredited by AACSB International and develops industry-ready graduates through high-quality teaching and learning experiences and engaged applied research. The School offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research degrees designed to give students relevant theory, practical work experience and critical employability skills.

In 2022, the School’s Business and Economics discipline was ranked in the Top 250 on the THE World University Rankings, an improvement of over 200 places and two bands in just two years. The School’s Tourism and Hospitality program is ranked in the Top 75 in the ShanghaiRankings. The School houses the ECU Strategic Research Centre for Work + Wellbeing (CW+W) which has been instrumental in raising the profile of the School for research and practice in psychosocial risk at work; appropriate workplace and leadership behaviours; new ways of working; and influencing policy and practice in diversity and inclusion.

As part of an exciting expansion plan, the School of Business and Law will move into the $853 million world-class facilities of the landmark ECU City Campus at Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2025. This state-of-the-art Business, Law, Creative Industries and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to become the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the University as it embarks on this transformational journey.

The Role

The Professor of Business Ethics at ECU is funded externally by a highly reputable charitable foundation.

The successful applicant will be expected to lead efforts and devise a strategy to grow the School’s research endeavours in Business Ethics and share good practice with industry and the professions. Together with the School’s Executive, the successful applicant will be instrumental in expanding the societal impact of the School, and further integrating Business Ethics into the curricula and the School’s co-curricular activities.

Benefits and Remuneration

This full-time, five year fixed-term position attracts a competitive salary plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

Visa sponsorship and/or a relocation package may be negotiated for suitably qualified international and interstate candidates.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements are available for negotiation to meet your circumstances.

ECU has an award-winning health and wellness program, and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


If you need to discuss the role and its expectations, you can address your queries to Professor Maryam Omari, Executive Dean, School of Business and Law at

How to Apply

Please upload your academic CV and a concise expression of interest (maximum five pages) addressing the Selection Criteria.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Thursday 1st September 2022 at 11:30 pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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How to Apply

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