Research Fellow, School of Economics

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
$94,287 - $127,025
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary package: Level B $94,287 - $107,381 per annum plus 17% superannuation or Level C $113,929 - $127,025 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Seven years fixed-term (with the possibility of conversion to a continuing appointment)

Position overview

The Research School of Economics (RSE) is seeking to appoint a world leading early career researcher for a prestigious research-focused position, in the field of income distribution and inequality.

The John Mitchell Research Fellowship provides a very generous financial package, with flexibility to support a range of research activities including international scholarly engagement, conference hosting, purchase of data, hiring research assistance, local public outreach, or research development.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an economist who is passionate about contributing to a better understanding of the economic dimensions of income and wealth inequality, its causes, consequences and ramifications. The John Mitchell fellow will combine empirical analysis and economic theory to improve our understanding of the welfare and efficiency effects of inequality, engaging with governments here in Australia and overseas.

Applicants will be expected to have completed a PhD in economics and conduct applied economics research, particularly on issues pertaining to the unequal distribution of income and wealth. The appointment will be made at the relevant level according to skills and experience of the successful candidate.

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 RSE has two main research centres: The Centre for Economic History and The Centre for Economic Policy Research. 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.

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Enquiries: Professor Simon Grant E: 

For position description please see: Research Fellow_PD.docx

Closing date: 11.55pm, Monday 20 February 2017

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