Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Economics

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-time, Continuing position for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Economics 

  • Academic Level B or C + 17% Superannuation  

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University 


About you and the role 

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position sits in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing; one of five schools that comprise the College of Business and Law. As the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, you will play an integral role in the research, engagement and teaching programs within the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. The Senior Lecturer may have responsibility for program management.  

We welcome applications from all areas of economics, with particular interest in applied econometrics with skills in big data/machine learning; digital economics; development economics  


To be successful in this position, you’ll have as a minimum 


  • PhD in Economics (completed or expected in 2024)

  • Demonstrated ability to direct an award program/s and implement program improvements and innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement programs.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a university. 


Senior Lecturer

  • A PhD in Economics

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs. 

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and delivery programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement. 

  • Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.  

  • Demonstrated ability to attract and supervise higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance. 

  • Ability to manage academic program team, supporting scholarly development of less experienced academic staff. 

  • Demonstrated experience in financial, governance and quality management systems within a university. 

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check. 


About the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing  

The school began as the Department of Economics and Finance in 1990 and in 2005 the discipline of Marketing joined the Department to become the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. As a School we aim to provide practical, relevant, and innovative economics, finance, marketing, blockchain enabled business and social impact programs; research; industry training and consulting which graduates, employers, industry and university peers acknowledge as amongst the best available in the international marketplace. 

We offer undergraduate programs in Economics, Finance and Marketing, postgraduate programs in Finance and in Marketing and Blockchain Enabled Business and higher degrees by research (Masters or PhD) in all three of our disciplines (Economics, Finance and Marketing). Our undergraduate programs are also offered at RMIT Vietnam and through our partnership with The Singapore Institute of Management.  

The Economics Department is a multi-cultural and diverse group with cutting edge facilities looking to engage with others. We have a strong commitment to producing high-quality research which has influence in the academic community, as well as is of practical relevance to industry. Research strengths in the Department include Applied Economics, Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Econometrics, International Development & Trade, Societal Economics and Web 3 (Blockchain).The Economics Department is leading the Behavioural Business Lab , the Centre of International Development , and the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub . 


Click here for further details about the School. 

To Apply  

Please submit your CV, covering letter and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.  


For further information about this position, please see the Position Description below or contact Sheri Carnegie, Senior Talent Advisor on sheri.carnegie@rmit.edu.au or Professor Jingjing Zhang, Head of Department, Economics on jingjing.zhang@rmit.edu.au  


Position Description - Lecturer, Economics  


Position Description – Senior Lecturer Economics  


Applications Close:
9 Oct 2023 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

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