Lecturer in Economics
Advertiser: School of Economics, University of Queensland
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor, Lecturer
Location of job: The University of Queensland, School of Economics, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 30 Nov 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 30 Nov 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
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About This Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Lecturers to focus their efforts on growing their profile in teaching, research and service and engagement. As a teaching and research academic at Level B you will aspire to achieve international recognition in your field of research.

For US applicants, please note that Australian universities use British terminology, so the Lecturer position is equivalent to an Assistant Professor position in the US.

Key responsibilities include:

1. Teaching

  • Contribute to the development of new programs and course material in the area of focus, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
  • Teach across different settings and actively contribute towards educational practice and innovative curriculum design including online learning and alternative teaching methods.
  • Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Maintain and improve the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.
  • Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.
  • Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.

2. Research

  • Develop a record of publications in world leading or internationally excellent journals, within any field of Economics or Econometrics, and with a preference in Applied Economics.
  • Work with colleagues and postgraduates in the development and conduct of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
  • Contribute in applications for external research funding, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
  • Present at key domestic and international conferences, as well as at other key universities.

3. Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Contribute to the supervision of Masters, Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Recruitment, selection and onboarding of appropriately qualified employees in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.

4. Citizenship and Service

  • Actively develop partnerships by fostering relationships with colleagues, industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
  • Shows leadership of self and others through mentoring and collaboration.
  • Efficiently manage allocated internal service roles and processes, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
  • Effectively perform a range of administrative functions as required.
  • Provide support to other academic positions as needed and during absences.
  • Consistently demonstrates the UQ values.

5. Other

Ensure you are aware of and comply with legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including but not exclusive to:

About the School of Economics

UQ’s School of Economics ranks in the top 50 among economics departments worldwide for our research (RePEc). We are one of the leading economics departments in Australia.

Currently, we employ approximately 60 academic staff (FTE) in research and teaching duties. Our staff undertake world-class research across a range of fields including economic theory, econometrics and applied economics.

We host an ARC Future Fellow, as well as several research academics working on externally funded projects. Within the School is a number of research groups including the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, which ranks third in the world. Our active seminar and visitor program provides exposure to leading researchers from around the world. The School hosts the Behavioural and Economic Science Cluster and collaborates closely with the University Centre for Business and Economics of Health, and the Faculty Australian Institute for Business and Economics.

We are a leading provider of economics education in Australia. Many of our academic staff have won prestigious national and UQ teaching awards and our teaching programs benefit significantly from our high-quality research. We offer a wide range of programs, from the only Bachelor of Economics in Queensland, to our flagship honours program, postgraduate coursework master’s programs, and world-class PhD program. In 2020, more than 2,100 domestic and international students were enrolled in our courses.

Details on our academic programs, research groups and staff profiles are available on the School’s web site: https://economics.uq.edu.au/

School Vision

The School strives for academic excellence in everything we do.

By leveraging on, and extending our strengths in economics research and education, we seek to be leaders in addressing the big challenges that are faced globally by private and public sector organisations.

We want to empower our students to be the adaptable, game-changing and global leaders and citizens of the future, bearing their education and employability at the forefront.

We support innovative thinking in research and education. We have a social responsibility by which we see the benefits of combining outstanding research and education with delivering impact of benefit to public sector, corporate, non-profit partners and the broader community locally and globally.

The School’s strategic plan 2019 – 2024 is available on the School’s website at: https://economics.uq.edu.au/about/strategic-plan

Information for Prospective Staff

Information about life at UQ including staff benefits, relocation and UQ campuses is available at https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources.

About You

Applicants should possess a doctorate in Economics or a directly relevant field. Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • Evidence of a current and active program of research, expected to lead to publications in world leading and internationally excellent journals, and a pipeline of research-in-progress targeting world leading and internationally excellent journals in any field of Economics or Econometrics, and preferably in Applied Economics.
  • Evidence of high quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral and other students to completion.
  • An ability to make effective contributions to citizenship and service.
  • High-level communication, inter-personal and collaboration skills consistent with UQ values.

You will also preferably demonstrate:

  • Evidence of publications in, or at least papers already and credibly submitted to, world leading or internationally excellent journals in Economics or Econometrics.
  • An ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Prior participation in applications for competitive research funding.
  • Prior involvement in service activities, and potential of non-academic impact from your research.
  • Experience in course and program development or other teaching innovations.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) continuing position at Level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range AUD$99,543 - $118,207 per annum, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range AUD$116,465 - $138,302 per annum. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours; purchased leave; flex-time.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Claudio Mezzetti at c.mezzetti@uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing Selection Criteria (up to 3 pages)
  • Resume
  • One Job Market/Research Paper
  • Three references

Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of their referees in the application form. To satisfy prerequisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.

About The Selection Process

The selection process will have two stages. Longlisted candidates will be invited for an initial interview. Following the initial interview, shortlisted candidates will be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled final interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.

For those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

Other Information

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Job No. R-00805

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

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