Deputy Head of School, School of Economics

Brisbane, Australia
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 13 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


UQ’s School of Economics is a leading provider of economics education in Australia, and ranks in the top 50 among Economics departments worldwide for its research.

Located on the St Lucia campus as part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the School is home to more than 1800 domestic and international students, 17 professional staff and 70 active teaching and research staff. Its accomplished scholars claim a large share of Australia’s economics honours, national teaching awards, competitive research grants, fellowships, publications and media coverage. The School also has an established research centre and an active seminar and visitor program, providing exposure to researchers from around the world.

About This Opportunity

The School of Economics is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head of School, to assist in providing leadership and management to the School. As the Deputy Head of School, you will act as an advocate within the School, supporting the implementation of School and University strategic plans. Some of the key accountabilities with this role will be:

  • Collaborating with the Head of School to formulate sub-strategies for the Strategic Plan.
  • Supporting the Head of School in operational management and leadership of the school.
  • Contributing to the supervision, development and mentoring of staff within the school.
  • Delegating duties to school staff ensuring the effective and efficient performance of the schools functions.
  • Providing advice on Teaching matters such as assessment extension, re-mark cases and appeals and grievances.
  • Undertaking research and teaching duties, maintaining a personal academic standing and credibility.
  • Representing the School on committees, and engaging with external organisations.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

As the ideal candidate, you will hold a PhD in Economics with experience in leadership, strategic thinking and an organisational acumen. You will have a demonstrated ability to lead, manage and administer an academic organisation and its resources, including human, physical and financial resources. 

You will have demonstrated expert knowledge in an area relevant to economics, with a personal academic standing of research and education, equivalent to a Professor or Associate Professor appointment including an established track-record of publishing in internationally excellent journals and of successfully teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 3 years, with a full-time continuing appointment at Academic level D or E.

An appropriate remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, with consideration for the Academic Level of their appointment. A market loading may also be included where appropriate.

For reference, the full-time equivalent base salary at Academic Level D is in the range AUD$141,261 - $155,627, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range AUD$165,275 - $182,080. The full-time equivalent base salary at Academic Level E is AUD$181,964 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be AUD$212,897.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Further Information

Applications should be completed by January 13th 2020  (11:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time). Candidates should submit a Cover letter addressing the selection criteria and Resume/Curriculum Vitae.  

Interested candidates should consult the full job advertisement for more details including the position description and selection criteria, and submit their application at:

To discuss this role please contact Professor Daniel Zizzo at

Applications close: 13 January 2020

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