Crawford Chair in Agricultural Economics

Canberra, Australia
$190,180 – $227,324 per annum plus 17% superannuation
28 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
26 May 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Academic Level E
Salary package: $190,180 – $227,324 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

Position description & Selection Criteria:  Crawford Chair in Agricultural Economics Booklet_final.pdf

  • Fantastic opportunity to contribute leadership in agricultural economics
  • Be a part of Australia’s #1 university
  • Work in a College with a focus on Asia and the Pacific

About Us

The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. The College hosts the largest number of regional experts and specialist academic programs in the English-speaking world and plays a vital role in informing public policy and Australia's intellectual engagement with the societies, cultures and economies of Asia and the Pacific.

The Crawford School of Public Policy is a School within CAP and is Australia’s premier public policy school. It has recognised world-class expertise and experience in economics, public policy, environmental management and development, and national security policy. The School’s work has a particular focus on key Asia-Pacific countries, especially Australia, China, Japan, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

The Crawford Chair in Agricultural Economics will be located within the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics (ACDE). ACDE works on key problems in economics with emphasis on Australia, the Asia-Pacific and global challenges. ACDE’s mission is to carry out economics research at the frontier of knowledge and educate the next generation of researchers and decision makers.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an outstanding leader in the field of agricultural economics to fill the position of the Crawford Chair in Agricultural Economics. The Professor will undertake internationally acclaimed research in the field of agricultural economics, with a particular focus on Asia and the Pacific. The Professor will also provide leadership to the discipline and university and will engage externally to shape and influence public policy. The successful candidate will conduct research, education (teaching and supervision) and policy engagement for the Department, School, CAP and the wider University. Access to some start-up research funds will be available for the successful candidate.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a world-class academic seeking a challenging and rewarding role in a high-profile, collegial academic environment. A PhD in economics, agricultural economics or a related discipline is required. The candidate will also have a significant track record in research, education, service and attracting external research funding.


For further information, please contact the Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy, Professor Janine O’Flynn, E: 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Increasing the representation of women, First Nations people and persons from diverse gender, ability, cultural and linguistic backgrounds is a strategic priority for the College of Asia and the Pacific. We strongly encourage applications from these groups.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on  

ANU is a large, diverse employer. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

How to Apply

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria. This should be no more than three pages.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) that 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.
  • Other documents, if required.

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

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: 26 May 2023