Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Economics

Country: Australia;

Deadline: 02.07.2019


UQ's School of Economics is a leading provider of economics education in Australia, with a strong reputation for research and teaching worldwide.

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 of Economics is consistently ranked in the top five per cent of economics research institutions internationally. It is among the leading economics research departments in Australia, with all research ranked as well above or above world standard by the 2018 ERA assessment. The School also has an established research centre and an active seminar and visitor program, providing exposure to researchers from around the world.

The School's high-quality teaching programs benefit significantly from its research across economic theory, econometrics and applied economics. Students have access to Australia's largest range of undergraduate economics courses as well as several master's programs, many of which include an interdisciplinary focus. Courses and programs are designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to secure successful careers in an increasingly connected and competitive world. This challenging academic environment attracts the top economics students from around Australia and internationally.

About This Opportunity

The successful applicant will participate in research in support of the project "Banks, Endogenous Network Formations and Financial Crisis". The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will develop a program of applied and contract research in economic theory and financial economics, engage in economic theoretical and empirical analyses and prepare articles for publication in high-quality journals. An important part of this role will be to collaborate with members of the School of Economics, engage with external stakeholders and supervise research assistants as required. 

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.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a collaborative researcher with a PhD in Economics, finance or a closely related discipline, as well as the following skills and experience:

  • Expert knowledge in Economic Theory and Financial Economics
  • Ability to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level
  • Evidence of a contribution to research, including successful grant applications
  • Evidence of a publication record including working papers
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time, fixed term (0.8 FTE) position at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982, plus super of up to 17%.

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


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