Professor and Director, Pacific Action for Climate Transitions 
Advertiser: Monash Business School, Monash University
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Health; Education; Welfare - Operations Research
Position type(s): Full Professor
Location of job: See advertisement
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Application deadline: 11 Jan 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 20 Jan 2023
Ad text:

Professor and Director, Pacific Action for Climate Transitions

Job No.: 637534

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $203,891 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

The University

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Faculty

The Monash Business School is structured into seven discipline-based departments (Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Law and Taxation, Econometrics and Business Statistics, Economics, Management, and Marketing) along with the specialist Leadership and Executive Education unit and a number of research centres, units and groups in specialist areas such as behavioural economics, development economics, employment and work, finance, global business, and retail studies. To learn more about the Monash Business School, please visit our website,

Monash Business School is leading a major new initiative aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan Impact 2030 with respect to the global challenge posed by climate change. Through PACT, a co-designed Pacific-focused joint research centre with Fiji National University (FNU), we will expand collaborative research partnerships to empower Pacific Island Countries (PIC) to mitigate the effects of climate change to ensure sustainable economic and social growth and development. With the Pacific increasingly feeling the direct impacts of climate change and the global policy agenda on climate change prevention, mitigation and adaptation, there is a greater need for high-quality policy research focusing on, and led by, the PIC for meaningful climate change policies and regulation. Through PACT, strategic collaboration between academia, government and industry can form important contributions to developing resilience to climate change.

The Opportunity

The newly created Professor and Director Pacific Action for Climate Transitions overall role is to provide strategic leadership to the joint research Centre, which will formally launch in 2023. As a champion of the Pacific, this role is responsible for developing the research strengths of Pacific Island researchers, connecting funders, experts and policymakers, and building productive research connections across the Monash ecosystem that lead to global solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation to build business (SMEs in particular) resilience to climate change. This role will be expected to:

  • Provide strong leadership to PACT and manage the Centre in the context of the Monash Business School’s vision and business plans and the University’s Strategic Plan 2030
  • Provide inspirational leadership to build sustainable research collaborations that leverage Monash and FNU research strengths
  • Develop productive partnerships across the PIC to embed PACT as a trusted partner for meaningful climate change action
  • Achieve continued growth in the quality and impact of the research produced through PACT
  • Develop a strong financial base of research income for the Centre
  • Build and establish PACT’s reputation and profile as a leading international centre for climate change research


The appointment as a professor will be continuing and will include the role of Director of PACT for up to the first five years of the appointment. Subject to performance and other criteria, a further term as the director may be negotiated.

The Benefits

Monash Business School is very proud to have been awarded 'Triple Accreditation' by three global accrediting bodies. Monash Business School is one of only 97 business schools in the world – and the only institution within Victoria – to have achieved this accreditation. As well as the ‘Triple Accreditation’ Monash Business School is among the top 1% of business schools in the world ranking 2nd in Australia in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2023.

We offer you an engaging and dynamic role that includes many opportunities to network with highly motivated colleagues around the globe, as part of a committed and professional team. Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits, including a competitive salary (including 17% superannuation), travel and relocation support, and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high-quality research environment.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Russell Smyth, Deputy Dean Research,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 11 January 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

Please note: Monash University will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2022 until Monday 2 January 2023 inclusive

At Monash University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our top priority. In accordance with the Pandemic Orders issued by the Victorian Government Health Minister, staff appointed to this position must be be fully vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend these locations.

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