Gender Equality

Business and Economics has often traditionally been an area that is male dominated, an area that, in this day and age should be more balanced. FBE aims to increase the ratio in our current academic staff cohort.  We strongly encourage applications from female candidates in all our advertised positions to help us achieve this goal.

A key area of focus for FBE is to increase the percentage of female academic staff, with a focus on staff retention, promotion and recruitment. We are committed and proactive in reaching gender equality in the Faculty and supporting women in all stages of their personal and work life.

To foster the recruitment and retention of female talent in FBE, the University of Melbourne has set gender targets for each Faculty. A recruitment strategy is being developed to ensure that we meet these targets.

Additionally, the University of Melbourne is one of the 40 organisations including universities and research agencies to participate in the SAGE pilot of the Athena Swan Charter in Australia, a framework that enables structural and cultural change to achieve gender equity and has been successfully implemented in the UK. We are committed to this initiative and are excited to improve gender equity.

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