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Multiple Academic Positions in Economics

The University of Melbourne

Faculty of Business and Economics

Department of Economics


Job no: 0010442
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full time; Continuing
Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Economics
Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 per annum plus 17% super
             Level C - $135,032 - $155,698 per annum plus 17% super
             Level D - $162,590 - $179,123 per annum plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of Economics
The Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne is a leading economics department in Australia.  The US News and World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings place the University of Melbourne 56th in the world in the disciplines of Economics and Business. In the widely used Tilburg ranking of economics departments, the University of Melbourne is ranked 32nd.

The Department of Economics has 65 academic staff and is part of a larger community of economists at the university. This includes the Melbourne Business School with 11 academic economists and econometricians and the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research with 43 researchers who undertake a range of research and consultancy projects for government and private sector clients.

About the Roles
The Department invites applications for continuing Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent of tenure track Assistant Professor in North America) and Associate Professor positions. Candidates specialising in macroeconomics, econometrics and applied microeconomics will be highly regarded.

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing high quality research in economics and/or econometrics that is published in leading international refereed journals.
  • Teaching to required standards in specialist subject at third year, honours or graduate level in economics or econometrics.
  • Fostering a high level of achievement in undergraduate and graduate students.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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