Professor in Economics
University of Queensland


Professor in Economics

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Area:Faculty of Business, Economics & Law
Salary (FTE):Academic Level E ($181,964.85 - $181,964.85)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia


School of Economics

UQ’s School of Economics is a leading provider of economics education in Australia, and ranks in the top 50 among Economics departments worldwide for its research.

Located on the St Lucia campus as part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the School is home to more than 1800 domestic and international students, 17 professional staff and 70 active teaching and research staff. Its accomplished scholars claim a large share of Australia’s economics honours, national teaching awards, competitive research grants, fellowships, publications and media coverage. The School also has an established research centre and an active seminar and visitor program, providing exposure to researchers from around the world.

About This Opportunity

As part of a broader staff hiring campaign, the School of Economics is seeking to appoint two (2) teaching and research focussed Professors of Economics, in any area of Applied Economics. As a Professor of Economics, you will demonstrate excellent contributions to teaching, research, and service and engagement, and provide leadership in the School and University. You will exhibit effective leadership and excellence in a range of settings and roles and demonstrate a sustained record of outstanding international achievement and impact in an Applied Economics area.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking to appoint a strong leader and expert in any area of Applied Economics with an outstanding track record of publishing in world leading and internationally excellent journals. As our ideal candidate, you will have international recognition of your research contributions including an outstanding academic citations record. You will have a high-quality teaching track record and evidence of significant teaching innovation and leadership.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

There are two (2) full-time, continuing positions at Academic level E available.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate and be inclusive of super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021

Position Description

Download File ProfessorEconomics_AppointmentBooklet.pdf

Our Selection Process

Please note that interviews will be held the week commencing 20th April 2020 at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus. If you are shortlisted for interview we will be in touch to confirm your arrangements.

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 may be available.   


To discuss this role please contact Professor Daniel Zizzo at

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter, including responses to the Selection Criteria
  • Resume

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

Advertised: 13 Dec 2019

Applications close: 28 Feb 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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