Lecturer in Economics
University of Queensland


  • School of Economics­
  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50
  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues
  • Fast track your career with our early career academic development program
  • These positions are open to any field of Economics, though there is a preference for any area of Applied Economics 


About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.


As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.


At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.


About This Opportunity 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Lecturers (Level B) to focus their efforts on growing their profile in research, teaching and service and engagement. We plan to recruit up to three outstanding candidates. As a teaching and research academic at Level B, you will aspire to achieve international recognition in your field of research.


 For US applicants, please note that Australian universities use British terminology, so the Lecturer position is equivalent to an Assistant Professor position in the US.


Please click HERE to view the appointment booklet and for a full list of key responsibilities and the ‘About You’ section.


This is a teaching & research academic position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.


These are full-time, continuing positions at Academic level B. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $104,579.67 - $124,187.99, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $122,358.21 - $145,299.95 annually. 


The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad:  from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.


Relocating from interstate or overseas? We’ll support you with the visa sponsorship process and a relocation support package. You can find out more about life in Australia’s Sunshine State here.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Claudio Mezzetti at c.mezzetti@uq.edu.au

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

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:


  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section
  • Job Market/Research Paper
  • Two written references/recommendations


Please apply through our listing on the JOE Network: HERE


Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au 


If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


Applications close Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-29046.) Please note that interviews and seminars will take place across December 2023 & January 2024.

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