Associate Professor in Economics

Sydney, Australia
14 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

UNSW Business Schools key goals are to provide high quality, relevant education in each discipline; contribute internationally to recognised research; encourage excellence in the practice of the disciplines through actively participating in government, community and private sector debates and decision making and to foster and sustain the curiosity, creativity, lifelong learning and development of our staff and students.

 The Role

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to develop an independent research program that achieves international recognition, supervise honours and postgraduate research students and teach in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Applicants with expertise in any area of economics will be considered.

Academic Level D, a competitive remuneration package will be offered. 

The successful applicants will:

  • Pursue and develop a productive research program at a high level (i.e., publications in top field journals, research grant applications, research student supervision, presentation at recognised conferences);
  • Play a significant role in research projects in the School, including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team;
  • Develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Economics;
  • Promote high quality teaching and learning in courses and in supervision of students (including HDR students) 
  • Contribute to course administration, course co-ordination, provision of course related advice to students, and conduct of assessment procedures and examinations as required;
  • Participate in seminars, meetings and committees in the School, Faculty and University;
  • Engage with academic, professional and international organisations relevant to the objectives of the School and Faculty;
  • Ensure the values of the Business School: Innovation, excellence, positive impact, respect, collegiality and integrity are enacted and promoted;
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.


  • A PhD degree in Economics.
  • A strong track record of publications in top international journals in Economics and related areas.
  • Expertise in applied fields and/or macroeconomics is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain research funding and participate in collaborative research and educational projects.
  • Demonstrated ability for teaching and curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Economics.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise honours and postgraduate research students.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work with staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

To Apply

To apply, applicants are required to make the following submissions. If an application is incomplete, it may not be considered.

  • a cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a recent research paper, and
  • the details of three referees. 

To Enquire

For enquiry about this position, please contact Professor Arghya Ghosh, Head of School at

For enquiry about the application process, please contact Mr. Ben Richards, Talent Acquisition Lead at

Applications due date: The position will remain open until it is filled.

Find out more about working at UNSW at

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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