Feature position

Feature position

Professor or Associate Professor of Economics

  • Salary range $125,623 - $161,466 pa (plus 17% super)
  • Full-time & continuing
  • Location: Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Closing date: Sunday 30 November, 2014
  • More information: Professor Chris Doucouliagos, Tel: +613 9244 6531


The Professor or Associate Professor will provide outstanding academic and research leadership in economic theory or applied theory and promote the Department within relevant academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally. The appointee will initiate and contribute to Department, School and Faculty teaching, research and program development in economic theory or applied theory. The appointee will contribute to service activities locally and internationally particularly in relation to student recruitment and will champion the strategic directions of the Department, School, the Faculty and the University.


  • The provision of academic leadership.
  • Foster research activities in economics across the Faculty and University, and in so doing contribute to scholarly publication, the generation of research and commercial funding and the supervision of honours and postgraduate research students.
  • Develop and manage novel and targeted teaching programs in economics and make recommendations to the Head of
  • Department on matters of program and course development, maintenance and delivery, to ensure curriculum quality and relevance.
  • Promote the discipline of economics by forging strong relationships with professional groups, government and non-government organisations, overseas institutions, other academics, industry and the wider community.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and administration of the Department, School and Faculty, including undertaking significant line management responsibility for the economics discipline.


  • PhD in a relevant field
  • Demonstrable academic leadership and professional expertise in economic theory or applied theory.
  • Evidence of recognition as a leader in economics.
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues.
  • Proven experience in university teaching and learning expertise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Understand and respond to the current trends within economics and the opportunities available to persons working in this area.
  • Internationally recognised research and scholarly publication in economic theory or applied theory in relevant specialist journals.
  • Evidence of significant domestic and international research linkages.
  • A record of achievement in providing leadership in integrating technology-enhanced learning and teaching strategies across curricula, activities and assessments delivering improved student outcomes.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as part of a senior management team.


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