Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics

University of New South Wales

Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

  • Duration: 2 Year Fixed Term contract
  • Employment Type: Full Time - 35 hours per week 
  • Remuneration: Level B $119,440 to $140,802 (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Location: Kensington Campus, NSW


UNSW is a major, research-intensive university based in Sydney, Australia. It is ranked as one of the top 50 universities worldwide.

UNSW School of Economics received the top rating of 5, i.e. “well above world standard,” under the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating. The School is one of the three Economics discipline in Australia to receive a 5 in all three main categories: Economic Theory, Applied Economics and Econometrics. 

Research in the School is of a high calibre by both national and international standards. The faculty members produce world-class research, often published in top-5 journals, and also play an important part in policy issues and debate within Australia.


Why your role matters

The Post-Doctoral Fellow (Level B) in Applied Microeconomics will carry out independent (and/or team research) and carry out activities to develop research expertise relevant to their particular field of research.

You will have the opportunity to design research projects and contribute to the development of applications for competitive funding under the guidance of senior colleagues.

As the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Applied Microeconomics you will create scholarly impact in the discipline which is recognised by peers in the advancement of disciplinary knowledge.

This position will support Professor Richard Holden with research at the university. You will primarily be an empirical researcher in applied micro-economics. The research agenda is broad, but a focus on economics of education or organizational economics would be a plus.

This position is based in Sydney Australia. Visa sponsorship will be provided for the right candidate.


Who You Are:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A completed or near completion PhD in economics or computer science.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • High level communication skills and ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training. 


Benefits and Culture:

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc) 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments 
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period 
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

For further details on the benefits, please click here.  


How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online by uploading your CV, a 1-page cover letter and include a link to your website. To be considered please submit your application before the Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 11:30pm (Sydney time).


To view the comprehensive list of the responsibilities and the skills and experience please refer to the position description. A copy of the position description can be found below the job ad at jobs@unsw.


Get in Touch:

For questions related to the position please contact:

Richard Holden

Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School, director of the Economics of Education Knowledge Hub @UNSWBusiness


For any recruitment related questions please contact:

Persa Tzakis

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Please apply through the application portal and not via the contact above.


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Advertised: 27 Oct 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 Dec 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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