Associate Professor in Economics

Sydney, Australia
04 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

UNSW Business Schools key goals are to provide high quality, relevant education in each discipline; contribute internationally to recognised research; encourage excellence in the practice of the disciplines through actively participating in government, community and private sector debates and decision making and to foster and sustain the curiosity, creativity, lifelong learning and development of our staff and students.

About the role

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Continuing position
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to develop an independent research program that achieves international recognition, supervise honours and postgraduate research students and teach in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Applicants with expertise in any area of economics will be considered.

The successful applicants will:

  • Pursue and develop a productive research program at a high level (i.e., publications in top field journals, research grant applications, research student supervision, presentation at recognised conferences);
  • Play a significant role in research projects in the School, including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team;
  • Develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Economics;
  • Promote high quality teaching and learning in courses and in supervision of students (including HDR students) 
  • Contribute to course administration, course co-ordination, provision of course related advice to students, and conduct of assessment procedures and examinations as required;
  • Participate in seminars, meetings and committees in the School, Faculty and University;
  • Engage with academic, professional and international organisations relevant to the objectives of the School and Faculty;
  • Ensure the values of the Business School: Innovation, excellence, positive impact, respect, collegiality and integrity are enacted and promoted;
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.


  • A PhD degree in Economics.
  • A strong track record of publications in top international journals in Economics and related areas.
  • Expertise in applied fields and/or macroeconomics is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain research funding and participate in collaborative research and educational projects.
  • Demonstrated ability for teaching and curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Economics.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise honours and postgraduate research students.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work with staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

 To Apply

To apply, applicants are required to make the following submissions. If an application is incomplete, it may not be considered.

  • a cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a recent research paper, and
  • the details of three referees. 

For enquiries about this position, please contact Professor Arghya Ghosh, Head of School at

For enquiries about the application process, please contact Ms. Nikki Hayes, Talent Acquisition Lead at  

Applications due date: Friday 1st February 2019