Research Fellow in Economics

Canberra, Australia
31 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary package: Level B $96,087 - $109,181 per annum plus 17% superannuation or
                            Level C $115,729 - $128,825 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.

Applicants will be expected to have completed a PhD in economics and conduct applied economics research (any field) focussing 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.

In addition to the standard salary and benefits, the John Mitchell Research Fellowship provides a $100,000 AUD per annum research grant (for seven years), with flexibility to support a range of research activities including international scholarly engagement, conference hosting, purchase of data, and/or the hiring of research assistants.

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.

For further information about RSE please see our web site:

Enquiries: Tim Kam Email: 

Closing date: 27 November 2017

Position description:  JMF Position description and Selection Criteria.pdf

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

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Application information

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

  • Job market paper
  • A cover letter detailing your motivation to apply to the RSE, ANU
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) 
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Letters of reference (3)