Queensland

Associate Professor/Professor of Economics, School of Economics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

About This Opportunity  

This is an exciting opportunity for a Professor or Associate Professor to consistently demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and service and engagement. At this level the incumbent is expected to undertake leadership roles and have a strong record of supervising Higher Degree by Research students successfully to completion as principal supervisor. 

 Key responsibilities include:

 1. Teaching

  • Demonstrate leadership and successful coordination of a significant aspect of a program, or a significant contribution to the development or coordination of teaching in their School or Faculty, as well as be available for consultation with students.
  • Take responsibility for the preparation and delivery of substantial course modules and coordinate one or more courses, including collaboration in curriculum design and delivery where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach across different settings, resulting in continuous improvement of curriculum, teaching resources and approaches.
  • Engage in face-to-face, online and/or blended modes of teaching preparation and delivery, as required.
  • Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research s required.
  • Supervising Higher Degree by Research students successfully to completion as a principal supervisor and proactively seek additional Higher Degree by Research students to supervise.
  1. Research
  • Continued record of publications in world leading and international excellent journals within an area or more than one area of Applied Economics.
  • Continued development of national and international profile in research including presentations at key domestic and international conferences and universities.
  • Leadership will be evident through a record of successful applications for external research funding and mentoring of more junior academics and researchers.
  • Demonstrate a record of research impact on policy, practice and/or commercialisation.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for research leadership in one or more areas of Applied Economics, contributing as a chief investigator, including collaborations which yield new insights and opportunities, and will be expected to obtain and successfully manage significant external research funds.
  1. Supervision and Researcher Development
  • Successfully build and lead a research team, developing and mentor more junior academics and researchers.
  • Act as Principal Supervisor to Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Demonstrates and leads others in the responsible conduct of research.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in the development of researcher capability and skill.
  • Lead the facilitation of engagement opportunities for supervisees
  • Effectively lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
  • Manage staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  1. Citizenship and Service
  • Demonstrate efficient performance in and management of allocated roles, share in academic service responsibilities, and contribute to outcomes of internal committees.
  • Be expected to effectively perform a range of higher-level internal duties and will usually provide a strong contribution and effective leadership in internal and external activities.
  • Make a strong contribution to the governance and collegial life of the institution, including successful mentoring of less experienced staff.
  • Collaborate and foster School and University relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies, and the wider community, and be active in making external contributions.
  • Undertake a leadership role in the broader academic discipline; e.g., acting as referee/editor for leading academic journals, service at national or international conferences.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the Head of School.

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.

 

About School of Economics

UQ’s School of Economics ranks in the top 50 among economics departments worldwide for our research. We are one of the leading economics departments in Australia.

Currently, we employ approximately 60 academic staff (FTE) in research and teaching duties. Our staff undertake world-class research across a range of fields including economic theory, econometrics and applied economics.

We host an ARC Future Fellow, as well as several research academics working on externally funded projects. Within the School is a number of research groups including the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, which ranks third in the world. Our active seminar and visitor program provides exposure to leading researchers from around the world. The School hosts the Behavioural and Economic Science Cluster and collaborates closely with the University Centre for Business and Economics of Health, and the Faculty Australian Institute for Business and Economics.

We are a leading provider of economics education in Australia. Many of our academic staff have won prestigious national and UQ teaching awards and our teaching programs benefit significantly from our high-quality research. We offer a wide range of programs, from the only Bachelor of Economics in Queensland, to our flagship honours program, postgraduate coursework master’s programs, and world-class PhD program. In 2020, more than 2,100 domestic and international students were enrolled in our courses.

Details on our academic programs, research groups and staff profiles are available on the School’s web site: economics.uq.edu.au

School vision

The School strives for academic excellence in everything we do. By leveraging on, and extending our strengths in economics research and education, we seek to be leaders in addressing the big challenges that are faced globally by private and public sector organisations.

We want to empower our students to be the adaptable, game-changing and global leaders and citizens of the future, bearing their education and employability at the forefront.

We support innovative thinking in research and education. We have a social responsibility by which we see the benefits of combining outstanding research and education with delivering impact of benefit to public sector, corporate, non-profit partners and the broader community locally and globally.

The School’s strategic plan 2019-2024 is available on the School’s website at:

economics.uq.edu.au/about/strategic-plan.

 

About You

For Academic Level D (Associate Professor), you must demonstrate the following:

  • PhD in Economics or a directly related discipline.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in areas relevant to Economics.
  • An established track record of publishing in world leading and internationally excellent journals in one or more areas of Applied Economics, and a pipeline of research-in-progress which is targeting those outlets.
  • A developed academic citations record, and other evidence of international recognition for research contributions.
  • Active and effective record of mentoring and supporting junior faculty staff members as well as supervision of Higher Degree by Research students.
  • A high quality teaching track record and a demonstrated ability to relate well to students in an interactive learning environment.
  • Experience in leading course and program developments or other teaching innovations.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain research grants e.g. Australian Research Council (ARC) or internationally equivalent grants.
  • Ability to engage in successful outcome-oriented partnerships at a University and wider community level, including public, private and/or community sector organisations.
  • High level communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills that are consistent with the values of the School and University.
  • The ability to balance demands in teaching, research and service activities while maintaining high levels of work productivity.
  • A demonstrable ability to engage efficiently and effectively in allocated service roles.
  • An appreciation of the aims of the School and the University and a willingness to contribute to the achievement of organisational goals.

In addition to the above, the following attributes are desirable for Level D:

  • Demonstrated leadership and service to one’s own institution, domestic or international academic associations, journals and/or professional bodies.
  • A demonstrable ability to engage in leadership responsibilities in service.
  • A demonstrable ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Demonstrable evidence of non-academic impact from her or his research in one or more.
  • Evidence of effectiveness in design, development, delivery, and/or administration of online and/or blended educational practices.

For Academic Level E (Professor), you must demonstrate the following:

  • PhD in Economics or a directly related discipline.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in areas relevant to Economics.
  • An outstanding established track record of publishing in world leading and internationally recognised journals in one or more areas of Applied Economics, and a pipeline of research-in-progress which is targeting those outlets.
  • An outstanding citation record and other significant evidence of international recognition for research contributions.
  • Active and effective record of mentoring and supporting junior faculty staff members as well as supervision of Higher Degree by Research students.
  • A high quality teaching track record and a demonstrated ability to relate well to students in an interactive learning environment.
  • Significant experience in leading course and program developments or other teaching innovations.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain significant research grants, e.g. Australian Research Council (ARC) or internationally equivalent grants.
  • Evidence of an ability to engage in successful outcome-oriented partnerships at a University and wider community level, including public, private and/or community sector organisations.
  • High-level communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills that are consistent with the values of the School and University.
  • The ability to balance demands in teaching, research and service activities while maintaining high levels of work productivity.
  • A demonstrable ability to engage efficiently and effectively in allocated service roles, including leadership responsibilities.
  • An appreciation of the aims of the School and the University and a willingness to contribute to the achievement of organisational goals.

In addition to the above, the following attributes are desirable for Level E:

  • Demonstrated leadership and service to one’s own institution, domestic or international academic associations, journals and/or professional bodies.
  • A demonstrable ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Demonstrable evidence of non-academic impact from the research in one or more areas of Economics.
  • Evidence of effectiveness in design, development, delivery, and/or administration of online and/or blended educational practices.

 

Questions?  

To discuss this role please contact Professor Daniel Zizzo, Academic Dean & Head of School, School of Economics at soe-hos@uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.  

 

What We Can Offer  

This is a full-time continuing position at Academic Level D or Level E.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range for Level D, AUD$146,824 - $161,756 or Level E will be AUD$189,130, plus super of up to 17%.

The total FTE package for Level D will be in the range AUD$171,784 - $189,225 per annum. The total FTE package for Level E will be AUD$221,282.

A market loading will be included where appropriate.

The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours; purchased leave; flex-time. 

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.  

 

 Want to Apply?  

To submit an application for this role, go to the UQ Careers portal and use the Apply button.

All applicants must supply the following documents:  

  • Cover letter addressing 'About You''
  • Resume  
  • A paper representative of current research

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.  

 

About The Selection Process  

Please note that Seminars have been currently scheduled for the week commencing 14 February 2022 and Interviews 21 February 2022.  

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.  

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.   

 

Applications close: 19 January 2022

 

Job No: R-03991


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