Lecturer (Equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Economics

Camperdown, Australia
AU$113,184 - $134,403 + 17% superannuation
10 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, Continuing
  • Contribute to the teaching program and delivery of a broad contemporary curriculum in Economics
  • Academic Level B appointment Base salary, AU$113,184 - $134,403 + 17% superannuation

The Opportunity

The School of Economics at the University of Sydney is one of the leading centres for economics research and education in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

We currently invite applications from outstanding candidates in all fields of economics for the full-time, tenure-track position of Lecturer (equivalent of Assistant Professor in North America).

The School has a broad range of research specialisations in both theoretical and applied areas of economics and is responsible for undergraduate and graduate programs (up to and including PhD) in Economics.

The School of Economics have a long and proud history of research and teaching excellence and are one of the most highly ranked centres for research in economics globally. Our academics and researchers are leaders in their fields. Their broad expertise promotes a deep understanding of the key concepts of economics and a focus on contemporary issues.

Our alumni are highly sought after and have included a former Prime Minister, several NSW Premiers, and leaders in the World and Reserve Banks. Our graduates have also held influential positions in the Treasury and other policy departments, international agencies such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), financial institutions and non-government organisations.

The successful applicant will be available to commence employment by July 2023 ideally, but this may be negotiated.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned with these values and are looking for Lecturers in Economics who possess:

  • a complete (or near complete) PhD in Economics or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • evidence of a promising research program
  • strong teaching experience at tertiary level
  • a collegial approach and willingness to contribute to academic governance, engagement and administration.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

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Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Justin Griffin, Recruitment Operations by email to

Closing date for applications

11.59 pm, 12th December 2022

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