Job ID: 172084

Cisco Chair in Trusted Retail and Logistics

Queensland University of Technology

  • Nov. 12, 2021
  • Nov 2021
  • by July 2022
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering

QUT seeks an ambitious Professor for the position of the Cisco Chair in Trusted Retail and Logistics. This newly established Chair will be within QUT’s Faculty of Business and Law’s School of Management and embedded in the Centre for Future Enterprise. At the nexus of industry and academia, this Chair will explore exiting new opportunities for how trust can be developed, managed and leveraged within the retail and logistics sector and beyond. The focus of the Chair’s research will be on how emerging technologies can be used to design new trusted value propositions in dataintensive environments. Overall, the Chair will contribute to the professionalisation of trust and the development of a well-defined trust management discipline. The Chair will also be integrated in Cisco’s National Industry Innovation Network and benefit from the global partnerships and complementary capabilities offered by this network. A Senior Project Officer will support the Chair in terms of industry engagement and communication strategy.

This position reports to the Head of the School of Management for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR) and will work closely with the Director of the Centre for Future Enterprise. In particular, the Chair will work closely with CFE’s Signature Project Agile Trust. Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students will be made available to ensure the Chair can scale the proposed research program and deliver the desired impact.

Key responsibilities include:
Academic Leadership
- Lead and grow a team of academic staff (post-doctoral fellows, higher degree research students) and professional staff
- Design and manage a portfolio of realworld-inspired research projects in the domain of trusted retail and logistics

Research and scholarship
- Conduct research in the areas of trust management, retail and logistics information systems and innovation
- Publish papers in internationally leading journals and conferences
- Submit applications to competitive research grant schemas of relevance

Teaching performance and leadership
- Foster excellence in learning and teaching within the university, the university system and its ecosystem
- Prepare and deliver lectures and seminars to coursework and research students
- Develop and deliver keynotes, seminars and workshops to the wider community
- Supervise higher degree research students

External engagement
- Develop and implement new engagement models with external organisations from the retail and logistics sector and beyond
- Work closely with representatives from Cisco and further external partners as part of the Chair’s governance
- Participate as Queensland representative in Cisco’s National Innovation Network working collaboratively with other statebased and international Cisco funded Chairs
- Participate in and provide leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the portfolio of the Chair

- Be accountable for the development, provision, promotion and evaluation of systems of work, manage the work environment, and provide appropriate instruction, supervision and enforcement leading to a safe and healthy workplace
- Complete required health and safety induction and training (incl. general evacuation instruction)
- Ensure that staff and students under the control of the Chair complete the required induction and training programs

To ensure job flexibility the successful appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by the university consistent with the relevant classification descriptors detailed in the
    Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

To be appointed as the Cisco Chair in Trusted Retail and Logistics the successful applicant must meet the position classification standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff). The successful candidate may be appointed at, Level D or Level E depending on their level of attainment against the position classification standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff). The position classification standards provide the basis to differentiate between the various levels of appointment and define the broad relationships between classifications.

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Contact Information

  • Centre for Future Enterprise Director Prof. Michael Rosemann
    Faculty of Business and Law
    Queensland University of Technology
    Brisbane, Queensland

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