Two or more applied research positions at a senior academic level in Applied Economic & Social Research 54 views1 application

Job no: 0026426
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research
Faculty of Business and Economics

Salary: $187,654 p.a. (Level E) or $145,685 – $160,500 p.a. (Level D), plus 17% superannuation

The Melbourne Institute is seeking to fill two or more applied research positions at a senior academic level (Professorial Research Fellow or Principal Research Fellow).  The position will be continuing (equivalent to tenured) and will provide a competitive remuneration package.

Applications from candidates in any area of applied/empirical economics will be considered.

The successful candidate 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. The successful candidate will also be active in seeking contract and research funding from the government, community and the business sectors.

We are looking for expertise in one or more of the following fields:

*Health economics (health systems, ageing, and/or determinants of health and well-being

*Public economics (taxation, government spending, income inequality, and/or pro-social behaviour)

*Labour economics (wages and/or employment)

*Economics of education or child development


The Melbourne Institute is a research only department within the Faculty of Business and Economics and is Australia’s leading and longest standing research institute in the field of economics. Professors in the institute undertake cutting-edge research into key issues relevant to economic and social policy.  Staff have access to high quality survey and administrative data, and opportunities to run field experiments and engage in primary data collection. Staff regularly contribute their expertise to the development and evaluation of Australian public policy.

The Melbourne Institute is internationally renowned for its expertise and contributions. The Institute maintains a collegial and co-operative culture. The University of Melbourne is ranked number one in Australia, and the city of Melbourne is consistently ranked by the Economist as the most liveable city in the world.

Application process

Applications for all positions are now open until 29 April 2018 with flexible start dates. Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

How to apply

Contact Deputy Director of the Melbourne Institute Professor Roger Wilkins for a confidential discussion:

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY via the University site. Online applications only via:

The University of Melbourne values diversity. Applications for all positions from suitably qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.


Closing date:  29 April 2018

Position Description*
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

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Advertised: 14 Dec 2017 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 29 Apr 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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