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Centre for Workplace Excellence

We have an exciting career opportunity as an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management.

Working within a vibrant and collaborative centre, one engaged in industry, with international recognition of their strong research group, these opportunities are seeking the brightest minds and best leaders to join an outstanding team.

The Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX) is a leading research Centre in the areas of organisational behaviour and human resource management. CWeX's research agenda is designed to identify the organisational cultures, leadership, and management practices that are the most valuable drivers of organisational effectiveness. Managed well, these factors enable organisations to fully engage a diverse workforce and achieve high performance.

CWeX is an inter-disciplinary centre that brings together researchers with a wealth of experience and expertise in diversity and employee well-being, work health and safety, organisational culture and change, leadership, and people management practices. Learn more about the centre from this brief video: Centre for Workplace Excellence at UniSA.

People come in contact with a plethora of organisations on a daily basis. But how can organisations achieve and sustain excellence through their people and practices? For many organisations, it is an increasingly elusive goal. Our cutting-edge, applied research explores how to develop organisational cultures, strong leadership and a coherent set of human-resource management practices that foster employees’ best contributions. CWeX enables organisations to achieve success through people and practices, as the global marketplace, technology, and the workforce continue to change. Our researchers bring a scientific approach to find cutting-edge solutions to workplace challenges in the areas of people management practices, diversity, employee well-being, organisational culture and change, teams, and leadership.

Business School at UniSA

The UniSA Business School has held EFMD EQUIS accreditation since 2004, the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools; and ranked in the top 1% worldwide* and awarded five stars**.

Our programs are internationally recognised for their excellence, relevance to industry and global outlook, and develop business professionals and leaders in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Property, Marketing, Management and Human Resource Management, Tourism, Sports and Events, and Law. Our 5-star MBA is recognised and respected globally for its excellence. Develop your talent pool with a dynamic, engaging and flexible program that prepares you and your employees to think and act as enterprising business leaders.


Awarded overall five-stars for excellence – 2019 QS Stars Ratings


MBA awarded five stars for ten consecutive years – Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA)


Top 10 MBA for 12 years – 2019 Australian Financial Review, BOSS Survey

We attract and foster a workforce of global thought-leaders who engage in world-class applied research in collaboration with renowned international scholars, industry and government partners. These leading-edge findings inform our teaching, help transform businesses and benefit communities. Our major research strengths include marketing, human resource management and organisational behaviour, applied economics, tourism, and international business.

*UniSA Business School is one of just nine in Australia and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS, from a total pool of 16,500 business schools worldwide, EFMD, October 2019.
**2019 QS World Subject Rankings

UniSA Business School

We support business success and sustainable economic development on a local and global scale to influence change where it matters. Our workforce of thought-leaders engage in world-class applied research and share their insights with our students, industry and government partners. These discoveries inform our teaching, transform businesses and affect communities for the better.

How to apply

To apply for the position advertised, please visit our Working at UniSA website. Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 2 February 2020.

For a confidential discussion, please contact:

Samantha Matthews
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Recruitment Central (People, Talent and Culture)

Professor Ruth Rentschler
Head of School: Management
School of Management

Carol Kulik
Research Professor in Human Resource Management
Centre for Workplace Excellence

Need to get in touch with Recruitment Central?

If you need support with your application or have a question, call Recruitment Central on (08) 8302 1700 or email us at and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.