Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, College of Business and Economics

Canberra, Australia
22 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Academic Level A/B
Salary Package: $73,309 - $92,015 (Level A) / $99,809 – $113,165 (Level B) per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

Position overview

The Research School of Economics (RSE) is seeking to appoint up to five world leading early career researchers for Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow positions. The positions are located within the John Mitchell Economics of Poverty lab within the Research School of Economics.

The John Mitchell Economics of Poverty Lab, established by ANU College of Business & Economics alumnus John Mitchell, aims to have world-wide impact by increasing our understanding of poverty and generating policies to alleviate it. The appointees will work on a number of research projects and will report to the Research Lead, working alongside a team of academic research staff, research assistants and in collaboration with Distinguished Professor John List and his team at the University of Chicago.

Applicants must have a PhD in economics with demonstrated expertise in behavioural economics and experience with field experiments.

Position location

Sitting within the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE), the RSE is one of Australia’s premier research institutions and provides an outstanding environment for economic research. ANU has long been recognised as one of the leading centres in the world for economics research and education. The school is home to experts in international trade, public finance, and macroeconomics with strong links to policy and political communities.

The ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) educates the next generation of leaders, professional economists and academics. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to lead organizations, design public policy, and research the big issues of business and economy. Located in the national capital, we engage deeply with the business and policy communities. Our academics lead public debate on the critical issues of our time through their research, which is both long term and strategic in focus. Our internationally diverse student body is evenly divided between undergraduate and postgraduate study, and we have a large doctoral program. Our alumni may be found in the world's leading companies, policy agencies and universities.

The Australian National University is located in Canberra, the capital city of Australia with about 400,000 inhabitants. Canberra hosts a number of first-class museums, restaurants and cafes. Canberra is also one of the few capital cities where nature reserves and parkland are integral to the city plan.

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For further information please contact Professor Rabee Tourky E:

Closing date: 20 December 2019

Position description: Postdoctoral Fellow Research Fellow.rtf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A cover letter detailing your motivation to apply to the Research School of Economics at ANU
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • A research statement (optional)
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)
  • Job market paper (optional)
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: Level A applicants must have rights to live and work in this country.