Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Economics

Melbourne, Australia
06 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Economics at Deakin University is made up of 33 full-time academics and five professorial fellows and is generally ranked in the top 150-200 in the world according to well-known global rankings. We have particular strengths in Economic Theory, Applied Economics, and Econometrics, and our research has recently been rated “above the world standard” by the Australian Federal Government. The department offers a PhD program with a significant coursework component, organizes several workshops and conferences every year, and enjoys a vibrant and stimulating research environment.

An exciting opportunity now exists for a junior academic to join the department as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) In Economics, where, as the successful candidate you will undertake outstanding research, deliver excellent teaching, and provide supervision to PhD students. The department offers an attractive teaching load.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong research background in economic development. The candidate is expected to have an established track record (or demonstrated potential) of publications in major international journals. Candidates having been part of projects or networks that carried out research based on randomized controlled trials are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with research into economic policies related to climate change, agriculture, environment, education, and politics can also apply.

This is a full-time, continuing position based in Melbourne, which is the cultural capital of Australia and is world renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, world class events and festivities, fantastic food and coffee, parks and sports clubs, as well as its close proximity to beautiful landscapes and countryside.

Appropriate relocation and/or immigration support will be offered to interstate/international candidates.

The application deadline is 10 December 2019. Offers of appointment will be made subject to budgetary approval.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:


Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

Interviews will be conducted at the AEA/ASSA Meetings in San Diego. The start date is flexible, but 1 July 2020 would be the target date.

Please arrange three letters of recommendation forwarded to economics-hod@deakin.edu.au.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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