Associate Professor/Professor in Economics

Sydney, Australia
18 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
31 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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 School’s key goals are to contribute to internationally recognised research; provide high quality, relevant education in each discipline; 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.

The Role

The School of Economics is currently seeking to recruit a Professor or an Associate Professor in Macroeconomics.

To be successful in the role, you will be expected to have an impactful research program that achieves international recognition, supervise students and teach in our undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs.

Work type: Continuing / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Remuneration: Competitive remuneration package

Associate Professor (Level D) – An Associate Professor is expected to make a significant contribution to all activities of the School of Economics and play a significant role within their profession.

Professor (Level E) – A Professor is expected to make a high-level contribution to research, teaching and internal and external engagement in the school and the university and to carry out activities to maintain and develop scholarly research and professional activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pursue and develop a productive research program at a high level (i.e., publications in top general interest and 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/or postgraduate courses in Economics;
  • Promote high quality teaching and learning in courses and in supervision of students;
  • Participate in seminars, meetings and committees in the school and university as required;
  • Engage with academic, professional and international organisations relevant to the objectives of the school and university;

Level E responsibilities (in addition to the above):

  • Provide leadership in research through collaborations with junior staff, leading applications for external research funding, and mentoring.
  • Provide leadership of the School’s teaching and learning activities through initiation of new course materials and flexible approaches to teaching and learning, and through program development programs.
  • Promote high quality learning and teaching, develop and teach undergraduate, postgraduate, and/or research courses in Economics.
  • Lead supervision of honours and postgraduate research students.


  • A PhD degree in Economics.
  • A strong track record of publications in top international journals in Economics and related areas.
  • Expertise in multiple areas of Macroeconomics
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in collaborative research and educational projects.
  • Demonstrated ability for teaching and curriculum development in Economics.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise students.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Level E requirements (in addition to the above):

  • Record of achievements in providing leadership in university or professional setting.
  • Record of academic excellence with a contribution to research and teaching.
  • Capacity and experience to play a leadership role in the development of research and teaching.
  • Willingness to assist with the development of courses and program review.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the research agenda of the school and a willingness to develop applications for competitive research funding.

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. 

To Enquire

For enquiry about this position, please contact Professor Valentyn Panchenko, Head of School at .  

For enquiry about the application process, please contact Ms. Hayley Randall, Talent Acquisition Consultant at

Applications due date: 11:30 pm 31 May 2019