Employment Opportunities

See also Award opportunities for post graduate students.

Employment opportunities for economists in New Zealand are listed below, as a service to Association’s members.

You are invited to participate by having a link to your website on our site at an annual charge of $150 (gst inclusive) and/or advertising suitable vacancies on our site at $150 (gst inclusive) per listing.

It is anticipated that you will advise the Association when any advertised vacancy has been filled in order that it may be removed from the site, otherwise the vacancy will remain on the site for a period of six weeks.

We hope you will take this opportunity to reach a specialist audience and look forward to receiving your advertisements. Please email to economists@nzae.org.nz.


Current employment opportunities

  • Vacancy for Research Fellow (University of Auckland)

    Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

    The University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading university and one of the world’s major research universities. The Energy Centre sits within the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics at the City campus of the University of Auckland. The Energy Centre’s mission is to provide research policy analysis and education programmes to help business and government confront energy issues of national significance to New Zealand.

    Job Description

    The main purpose of the position is to contribute to and advance the programmes of research in the Energy Centre, with a focus on research that provides economically viable, efficient, equitable and sustainable strategies during the energy transition. Further objectives of the position include systematic literature reviews, research design and implementation, grant applications, writing for publication, teaching and research student supervision, and contributions to the academic activities of the Energy Centre. In this role, you will be undertaking both qualitative and quantitative research. You will demonstrate how to use modern econometric and machine learning techniques, and you must have advanced verbal and written communication skills.

    Preference will be given to applicants who have advanced knowledge of econometric and machine learning methods relevant to energy research. Ability to collect data, design and carry out surveys, undertake game-theoretical and econometric analyses of electricity markets, and estimate electricity demand are highly desirable.

    This is a fixed term, full-time (40 hours)  (one or two year renewable dependent on qualifications and experience).

    The remuneration is $97000 – $133000 dependent on skills and experience.

    For more information, please refer the Position Description

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  • Vacancy for Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Economics (closes 21 August 2022)

    Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School
    Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch
    Aotearoa | New Zealand

    • Full-time (1.0 FTE)
    • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
    • Attractive salary and wide-ranging benefit

    Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
    We invite applications for a permanent position at the rank of Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor (NZ). This roughly equates to the ranks of senior Assistant Professor to junior Professor in the US. Specifically, we are seeking colleagues whose interests and proven research record include either (i) macroeconomics, (ii) applied econometrics with a public policy focus (especially labor, but also public, IO, etc.), or (iii) economics of indigenous peoples. You will be expected to publish impactful research, teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, and supervise postgraduate research.

    Mōu | Who You Are
    Successful candidates should have a strong publication record and an active research agenda; teaching experience; and be able and willing to contribute to the Business School and professional service activities. You will be comfortable in working situations that require adaptability as we transform our teaching via judicious use of digital technology, and have an open-minded viewpoint that respects biculturalism, diversity, and inclusion.

    Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
    The Department of Economics and Finance consists of 19 staff and is one of three departments of the UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga. The School is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. The Department and School provide a collegial environment, and academic staff have access to generous internal research funding, sabbatical leave, and the world-renowned Erskine fellowship programme. Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi and upholding the inherent values, cultural practices and traditions including te reo Māori, tikanga, and kawa as guided by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri.

    The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 21st August 2022 (midnight NZ time)

    Applications for this position will be reviewed after the closing date, with initial interviews to take place within two weeks of closing. Please note, we will continue accepting applications after the close date, until the position is successfully filled.

    For more information about the position and how to apply see here: Senior Lecturer Associate Professor in Economics vacancy.

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  • Vacancy for Wellington City Council Manager Economic Wellbeing and CCOs closes 24-Oct-2021

    • Influence and shape the future of Wellington’s economic growth
    • Lead and drive WCC’s economic strategy implementation
    • Role with impact, mana and high profile

    Rare is this opportunity to significantly impact the economic development of Aotearoa’s Capital by developing tangible actions to drive productivity and innovation across the economy.

    Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō Working together for Wellington’s future is our unifying purpose and our city vision is ‘An inclusive, sustainable and creative capital for people to live work and play’.

    Wellington City Council has an important role in supporting economic activity working alongside key delivery partners.

    Roles of the Council encompass:

    • promoting the city as a place to visit, work and undertake business
    • attracting events, providing public amenities, providing functional and resilient infrastructure
    • facilitating connections across the City, nationally and internationally
    • creating a business-friendly environment
    • delivering the Council’s services in a business-friendly way.

    Wellington’s economic success is intertwined with the performance of the wider region and the national economy. Our future goal for the city is to attract, retain and grow investment, to create jobs, and to support sustainable economic growth in Wellington City.

    This is a newly created senior leadership role established to reflect the significance of the new economic strategy. Integral to this role is leading and driving WCC’s economic strategy implementation, managing the Economic Wellbeing and relationships with the Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) business units.

    You will be a thought leader who will be required to operate broadly across WCC as well as externally, to ensure the appropriate focus, investment, and interventions are developed and deployed to deliver on the Economic Strategy. You will work with and manage CCO strategic relationships, their inputs into the Council’s Strategies and plans, and ensuring alignment to the strategic direction for the city. You’ll ignite a meaningful career by working with our key stakeholders such as WellingtonNZ, iwi, external sector stakeholders and central and local government, to develop and implement regional strategy, shape the contribution of Wellington city, and participate in regional economic development governance and coordination forums.

    The role is not for faint hearted – you will be a strategic thinker who understands the economic issues, drivers and levers of growth and can deliver on the Economic Wellbeing priorities for Wellington. You will build strong partnerships, elevating the prominence and our relationships with the CCOs to a strategic level, while navigating the challenging political landscape. In short, it requires a heavy hitter, who can inspire, lead, and collaborate internally, while making their presence felt outside the organisation.

    We wish to appoint a senior leader with strong knowledge of how government works, who is well versed in Wellington’s business sectors and wants to work across business and government to deliver real world solutions for Wellingtonians. It is imperative you can manage complex, high profile stakeholders in the city’s commerce scene; position yourself as a strategic influencer, and push the boundaries on what is possible to ensure win-win and better outcomes.

    This is such a unique opportunity to drive the city’s economic wellbeing alongside our key partners to ensure; a recovering city economy that is diversified, growing sustainably, and resilient; a compact central city that is the economic heart of the region with thriving suburban centres; a thriving Māori economy, generating incomes, jobs, and opportunities for rangatahi, iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to grow. It is an exciting and crucial time to join the Council to play a key role in the city’s recovery from a challenging pandemic. If you’re passionate about being at the forefront of change and ready to capitalise on everything you have achieved in your career, in a role that will potentially change your life and considerably enhance the lives of others, we look forward to talking with you!

    An attractive and flexible remuneration package will be offered to secure the right person for this role. All applications for this role must be submitted online and will be treated in strict confidence. If you would like more information or have a confidential chat before applying, you are welcome to contact Aleena Antony. Talent Acquisition Partner at Aleena.antony@wcc.govt.nz.

    Applications will close Sunday, 24 October 2021.

    We’re looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do – to make our city an even better place to live and work.

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