Director – Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and Ronald Henderson Chair

University of Melbourne
December 10, 2023
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Director – Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and

Ronald Henderson Chair

Job no: 3363050 Salary: An attractive remuneration package is negotiable S uperannuation: Employer Contribution of 17% Working Hours: Full-time 1.0 FTE Basis of Employment : The position of Director and Chair is for a fixed term of 5 years.


The Director and Ronald Henderson Chair will be expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in research within the Melbourne Institute, the University of Melbourne and the community, both scholarly and general. He/she will be an outstanding researcher in one of the areas of specialisation of the Melbourne Institute.

The incumbent will be expected to undertake scholarly research, both individually and jointly with colleagues, supervise and support research staff and doctoral candidates, participate in public discussion and evidence-based debate about important national issues, help to build the institute's international reputation and support network based on the quality and relevance of its research and be active in seeking contract and research funding from the government, community and the business sectors, and nationally competitive research grants including ARC and NH&MRC grants.

You will possess;

  • A PhD or equivalent in economics or related discipline
  • Academic excellence and outstanding contribution to research in applied economics/econometrics in one of the areas of specialisation of the Melbourne Institute
  • A strong record of publications, conference papers, reports and/or professional and/or technical contributions
  • A strong track record of obtaining research funds - identify funding opportunities, especially from business and government, and pursuing those opportunities.
  • Full list of the key search criteria can be found in the attached Position Description.

    About Us

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    The Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research Melbourne Institute is a research-only, academic department in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. With 60 years' experience as a distinguished economic and social policy research institution, the Melbourne Institute has a long-standing engagement with Australian economic and social policy, informing and shaping policy by using economic frameworks supported by its strength in building data and undertaking rigorous statistical analysis. The Melbourne Institute has expertise in data analysis, survey methodology, running field experiments and randomised control trials, and working with administrative and proprietary data. The Melbourne Institute is home to over 50 accomplished researchers with international reputations for publishing in top academic journals as well providing high-quality, independent and impartial applied research for government, business and community groups.

    Faculty of Business and Economics https: //

    The Faculty of Business and Economics FBE at the University of Melbourne has been preparing students for exciting and challenging careers in industry since 1924. We have developed an outstanding reputation, locally and internationally, for the quality of our teaching and research. The faculty has an active board of business leaders, government representatives and community leaders who contribute to the implementation of our vision.

    Employee Benefits

    We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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    How to apply

    Your application submitted should include a cover letter, CV and document with responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

    Applications close: 10 December 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

    Advertised: 23 Oct 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 10 Dec 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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