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Senior Lecturer (Economics)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$132,381 – $152,279 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

UWA Business School

  • The UWA Business School is consistently ranked among the top business schools in Australia.
  • Shape the future of economic education and scholarship.
  • Level C, full-time appointment on an ongoing basis.
  • $132,381 – $152,279 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has over 100 years of a proud history in research and teaching excellence. It is already ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities, one of the country’s leading research institutions and the only state member of the prestigious “Group of Eight” research universities. Our goal is to be one of the world’s top 50 universities by 2050.

About the UWA Business School

The UWA Business School, ranked among the top Business Schools in Australia (3rd in 2022, 4th in 2023 by the AFR), has approximately 100 academic staff and 5000 students, offering undergraduate, masters, MBA and PhD degrees. It is accredited by both the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is a signatory to UNPRME.

About the Economics Department

The Department of Economics is one of the leading centres for economic research and education in Australia and in the Indo-Pacific region. Our students rank amongst the brightest in Australia, as measured by Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). The Department houses outstanding researchers in applied and theoretical fields including economic growth, health, development, labour, gender, migration, public, natural resource and environment economics.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of School, you will make significant contributions to research, teaching, and service within the department. You will excel in developing and delivering high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervising students' research projects, and engaging in administrative duties as required. Additionally, you will be responsible for leading collaborative research initiatives locally, nationally, and internationally, while also publishing in esteemed peer-reviewed journals to enhance the reputation of the School and the University.

Your role also entails fostering research within the School, supporting diversity and inclusion, and participating in governance and collegial life within the institution.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate a PhD in Economics with specialisation in Macroeconomics, a strong research track record, excellence in teaching, and the ability to positively contribute to team and university activities.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File Position description - Senior Lecturer (Economics) (516853).pdf

To considered for the position, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Letters of reference: 2 (minimum), 3 (desirable)
  • Teaching evaluations (if any)
  • The content of your Cover Letter and Curriculum vitae should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You can include other materials in your application, such as working papers, video presentation of job market paper, etc. You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 27 February 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, feel free to contact Leandro Magnusson at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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