JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

University of Adelaide

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Faculty of the Professions
Head of School, Economics

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455607
Date Posted: 05/31/2016
Date Inactive: 07/06/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Head of School, Economics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Adelaide, SA, AUSTRALIA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Head of School
Salary Range: $AUD138,000-200,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Head of School, Economics
• Prestigious International University
• Wide Range of Employee Benefits
• Head of Economics

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

The School of Economics, in the Faculty of the Professions, is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as Head of School.

As Head, you will lead research and teaching in the School of Economics. The School of Economics is strongly research-oriented. The School has a large undergraduate program, teaching into a number of degrees (including economics, commerce, finance and arts), and an expanding graduate program. Applicants from a range of fields of economics are encouraged to apply.

As Head of School, you will play a key role in promoting the engagement of the School in the public debate on the economics of key public policy and business issues and representing the School within the Faculty, the University and with key external stakeholders. The Head is also responsible for staff development and management, and for financial and infrastructure management. You will have the capacity to provide strong, cohesive leadership in the core responsibilities of education and research in the discipline of Economics. A successful track record in leadership in a complex educational and research environment, a distinguished research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and student support will be expected.

Salary: Level E ($168,584) per annum.
Superannuation: An employer contribution up to 17% may apply.
Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately for a period of 3 years with possible extension of a further 2 years. A continuing Level E position within the School will be offered following the satisfactory completion of the term as Head.

To be successful you should have:
• A record of excellence in teaching economics and curriculum development at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
• An outstanding research record in one or more areas of economics with appropriate international recognition.
• Ability to promote the engagement of the School in the public debate on the economics of key public policy and business issues.
• Ability to represent the interests of the School and the discipline of economics in the University community, and the wider community, nationally and internationally.
• A positive demeanour and excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

Please note that academic positions at senior and junior level are open in the School.
If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Professor Christopher Findlay, Executive Dean, The Professions, telephone: 8313 3986 or email:

To obtain a candidate booklet for this position, please contact Tania Lovering, Recruitment Advisor, Senior Appointments, telephone 8313 0459, or email:

To apply, please visit our website to upload your cover letter, resume and responses to the Selection Criteria:

Closing Date: 5:00pm, 6 July 2016

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/05/2016