Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics

University of Queensland

Australia

November 15, 2022

Description

  • Faculty of Business, Economics & Law & School of Economics
  • Academic Level B/C (Teaching & Research Focused)
  • 3 x continuing positions at Level B & 1 x continuing position at Level B/C
  • Applications Close Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 11.00pm AEST (R-16823)
  • About This Opportunity

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

    Primary Purpose of the Position

    To engage as a Lecturer or as a Senior Lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision and further development of the school's programs, to undertake research of high quality in any field of Economics and Econometrics, and to perform service and engagement activities associated with the School. For more information please click here to view our appointment booklet

    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, with the position of Senior Lecturer being a more senior one.

    Teaching

    Level B (Lecturer) key responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the development of new programs and course material in the area of focus, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
  • Teach across different settings and actively contribute towards educational practice and innovative curriculum design including online learning and alternative teaching methods.
  • Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Maintain and improve the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.
  • Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.
  • Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.
  • Level C (Senior Lecturer) will also include:

  • Build and maintain internal and external education collaborations and undertake professional learning in teaching.
  • Lead programs, disciplines, plans, courses and/or student cohorts.
  • Research

    Level B (Lecturer) key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a record of publications in world leading or internationally excellent journals, within any field of Economics or Econometrics, and with a preference in Applied Economics.
  • Work with colleagues and postgraduates in the development and conduct of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
  • Contribute to applications for external research funding, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
  • Contribute to the development of, or the delivery of partnerships and impact with research end users
  • Present at key domestic and international conferences, as well as at other key universities.
  • Level C (Senior Lecturer) will also include:

  • Consolidate a record of publications in world leading or internationally excellent journals, within any field of Economics or Econometrics, and with a preference in Applied Economics.
  • Successfully build teams and participate in discipline service, including service on editorial boards.
  • Supervision and Researcher Development

    Level B (Lecturer) key responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the supervision of Masters, Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Recruitment, selection and onboarding of appropriately qualified employees in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Level C (Senior Lecturer) will also include:

  • Establish a track record of achievements in supervision outcomes.
  • Support researcher development.
  • Citizenship and Service

    Level B (Lecturer) key responsibilities will include:

  • Actively develop partnerships by fostering relationships with colleagues, industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
  • Shows leadership of self and others through mentoring and collaboration.
  • Efficiently manage allocated internal service roles and processes, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
  • Effectively perform a range of administrative functions as required.
  • Provide support to other academic positions as needed and during absences.
  • Consistently demonstrates the UQ values.
  • Level C (Senior Lecturer) will also include:

  • Consolidate an established record in internal and external service, and make appropriate leadership contributions.
  • This role is subject to the University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

    For Level B

    Applicants should possess a doctorate in Economics or a directly relevant field. Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • Evidence of a current and active program of research, expected to lead to publications in world leading and internationally excellent journals, and a pipeline of research-in-progress targeting world leading and internationally excellent journals in any field of Economics or Econometrics, and preferably in Applied Economics.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral and other students to completion.
  • An ability to make effective contributions to citizenship and service.
  • High-level communication, inter-personal and collaboration skills consistent with UQ values.
  • You will also preferably demonstrate:

  • Evidence of publications in, or at least papers already and credibly submitted to, world leading or internationally excellent journals in Economics or Econometrics.
  • An ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Prior participation in applications for competitive research funding.
  • Prior involvement in service activities, and potential of non-academic impact from your research.
  • Experience in course and/or program development or other teaching innovations.
  • For Level C

    Applicants should possess a doctorate in Economics or a directly relevant field. Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • Evidence of a current and active program of research, with a demonstrable and significant track record of publications in world leading and internationally excellent journals, and a pipeline of research-in-progress targeting world leading and internationally excellent journals in any field of Economics or Econometrics, and preferably in Applied Economics.
  • An established record of high-quality teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
  • Experience in course and/or program development or other teaching innovations.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral and other students to completion, including evidence of supervisory experience as appropriate.
  • Prior participation in applications for competitive research funding.
  • Evidence of an established record of effective contributions to citizenship and service.
  • High-level communication, inter-personal and collaboration skills consistent with UQ values.
  • You will also preferably demonstrate:

  • An ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Evidence of successful competitive research funding.
  • Evidence of successful external engagement contributions, including potential of non-academic impact from your research.
  • What We Can Offer

    These are Full-time continuing positions at Academic Level B & C. We have three positions available at Level B and one position at Level C.

    The full-time equivalent base salary at Level B will be in the range

    $101,533.66 - $120,570.86 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794.38 - $141,067.91 per annum.

    The full-time equivalent base salary at Level C will be in the range

    $124,378.29 - $143,415.50 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $

    $145,522.60- $167,796.14 per annum.

    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.

    Questions?

    To discuss these roles please contact Professor Claudio Mezzetti on c.mezzetti@uq.edu.au

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

    Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Job Market/Research paper
  • Two written references/recommendations
  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    About The Selection Process

    Your application will be considered for both Level B and C as a default, unless stated otherwise in your cover letter. Final applicants will be asked to present on a current research project of your choice, delivered for an audience of economists who are non-specialists in the area (40-minute seminar + 15-minutes for a Q&A)

    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 or will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

    Background Checks : All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

    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 recruitment@uq.edu.au.

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, 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.

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