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 Professor/Associate Professor in Economics closes 19 May April 16, 2019
    • Utilise your passion and academic expertise for Applied Economics
    • Excellent research environment and generous research support
    • AUT is now ranked in the top 1.2% of all universities worldwide

    Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is vibrant, achievement-oriented and a rewarding place to work. As one of the world’s top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand’s newest, it offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to Government, business and industry.  AUT has over 29,000 students and 2,500 staff across our three teaching campuses and is located in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland­ – consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

    The School of Economics

    AUT’s School of Economics (part of our Faculty of Business, Economics and Law) has a reputation for outstanding research that is contemporary and relevant. AUT’s ambition is to be the best empirical economics research school in New Zealand and AUT offer research support consistent with this ambition. AUT are climbing the rankings and are now within the top 300 in the world (Economics and Econometrics, QS World University Rankings 2019), have thirteen full-time staff and growing numbers of PhD, Masters and Honours students. The School specialises in applied economics, with staff routinely publishing in top-ranked international economic journals and their research regularly informing government policy. The School has an on-site Datalab, with secure access to Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), and close affiliation with AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute. AUT also prides itself on its high-quality teaching, which is informed by AUT’s research and provides students with rigorous analytical skills.

    The Role

    AUT are seeking to appoint a Professor, or Associate Professor, of Economics to make outstanding contributions within Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics.

    You will conduct high-quality scholarly research as well as translate and communicate research to wider audiences. Research with high impact on policy or practice is especially valued.  You will supervise postgraduate students and support the development of their research. You will provide strategic advice and support on key School and Faculty projects and provide academic leadership within the School.

    You’ll value diversity and work inclusively. A collegial and positive attitude is essential.

    You’ll join a small but focussed, open and highly collaborative group that supports the growth of its people. There is genuinely positive energy within the School and AUT offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support. The Faculty also offers a variety of contestable research funds.

    Applications and Key Selection Criteria

    AUT welcome applications from suitably qualified senior academics and request they submit a cover letter, full CV (including a full list of publications and contact details of at least three referees) plus a statement addressing the following key selection criteria:

    1. PhD in Economics, preferably specialising in either Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics
    2. Sustained outstanding contribution and impact in research and scholarship at a national and international level within either Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics
    3. Sustained outstanding contribution and effectiveness in teaching, assessment and curriculum design with evidence of a scholarly approach to teaching, including the supervision of postgraduate students to completion
    4. Sustained outstanding contribution and impact in service both to your university and the external community
    5. Sustained outstanding academic leadership and service (required to be appointed to the professoriate)
    6. A track record of successful research grant applications, strong writing and organisational skills
    7. Experience in establishing effective and enduring relationships with business, government, professional groups and/or the wider community
    8. Applicants are welcome to add further comments of their own, which they feel of relevance to the role and its requirements.

    For enquiries of an academic nature: contact Associate Professor Saten Kumar, Head of School Economics saten.kumar@aut.ac.nz. For recruitment enquiries: contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner mike.wood@aut.ac.nz.

    Start Date: AUT anticipate the successful candidate ideally starting January 2020 (or earlier by negotiation)

    Closing date: Sunday, 19 May 2019

    AUT’s School of Economics is committed to achieving greater diversity and welcomes applications from all, including in particular, suitably qualified individuals from under-represented groups.

    Please note that all applications must be submitted through the AUT online application process – click here to for access.

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  • Vacancies for Lecturer/Senior Lecturers in Economics at AUT close 5 May April 16, 2019
    • Utilise your passion and academic expertise for Applied Economics
    • Excellent research environment and generous research support
    • AUT is now ranked in the top 1.2% of all universities worldwide

    Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is vibrant, achievement-oriented and a rewarding place to work. As one of the world’s top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand’s newest, it offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to Government, business and industry.  AUT has over 29,000 students and 2,500 staff across our three teaching campuses and is located in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland­ – consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

    The School of Economics

    AUT’s School of Economics (part of our Faculty of Business, Economics and Law) has a reputation for outstanding research that is contemporary and relevant. AUT’s ambition is to be the best empirical economics research school in New Zealand and AUT offer research support consistent with this ambition. AUT are climbing the rankings and are now within the top 300 in the world (Economics and Econometrics, QS World University Rankings 2019), have thirteen full-time staff and growing numbers of PhD, Masters and Honours students. The School specialises in applied economics, with staff routinely publishing in top-ranked international economic journals and their research regularly informing government policy. The School has an on-site Datalab, with secure access to Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), and close affiliation with AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute. AUT also prides itself on its high-quality teaching, which is informed by AUT research and provides students with rigorous analytical skills.

    The Role

    AUT have permanent, full-time opportunities for Lecturers or Senior Lecturers of Economics to develop their career in teaching, research and service. AUT are specifically seeking expertise in one or more of the following fields: Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics and Urban Economics.

    A Lecturer (respectively, Senior Lecturer) on the Research Track is roughly equivalent to an Assistant Professor (respectively, tenured Assistant/Associate Professor) in the North American system.

    You will be expected to publish actively in your specialised field. Research is well supported within the School. You’ll also teach across economics programmes as assigned by the Head of School, which may include one evening class per week. AUT embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed, approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised. It is also expected that over time the successful candidate will seek external research funding, engage with government, business, the professions and/or the community, and contribute to School/Faculty activities.

    A collaborative, open and engaging attitude that is flexible to School requirements is essential. You’ll join a small but focussed, open and highly collaborative group that supports the growth of its people. There is genuinely positive energy within the School and AUT offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support. The Faculty also offers a variety of contestable research funds.

    Application information

    AUT welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants and request they submit a full CV (including a full list of publications and contact details for three referees), plus a cover letter addressing the following key requirements for the role (listed below).  Applicants without a publication record should also submit a job market paper.

    Key requirements for the role

    Qualification:

    • PhD (or very close to submission for examination) in Economics – preferably specialising in Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics

    Research and Scholarship:

    • Research interests should be in either Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics.
    • An early career academic will have the basis of a solid research pipeline and a job market paper available.
    • More experienced candidates will already have a proven research track record with quality publications and ideally also success in external funding bids.

    Teaching and Learning:

    • An early career academic will ideally have at least some previous teaching assistant experience.
    • More experienced candidates will have previous lecturing experience, evidence of curriculum development and also ideally experience supervising Masters and/or PhD students.

    Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

    Start Date: The successful candidates will start as early as possible, and preferably by January 2020.  

    For academic enquiries: Contact Associate Professor Saten Kumar, Head of the School Economics – saten.kumar@aut.ac.nz. For recruitment enquiries: Contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner – mike.wood@aut.ac.nz

    Closing Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019

    AUT’s School of Economics is committed to achieving greater diversity and welcomes applications from all, including in particular, suitably qualified individuals from under-represented groups.

    Please note that all applications must be submitted through the AUT online application process – click here to for access.

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  • Vacancy for postdoctoral fellow at AUT closes 19 April 2019 March 20, 2019

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow – NZWRI

    Faculty of Business, Economics and Law,

    Auckland University of Technology

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Full-time, Fixed-term (Two Years)

    AUT City Campus

    The New Zealand Work Research Institute contributes to high-quality research (at both the national and international level) regarding people and work, with respect to labour market dynamics; employment relations; wellbeing and performance; diversity in the workplace; health and work; and the role of technology. Our research groups engage over 70 research experts to provide research that ticks the boxes for both academic rigour, as well as being relevant to policy makers in business, government, and the community in general.

    We place emphasis on a collaborative approach and rank engagement with external stakeholders as a high priority. The institute also provides commissioned work for a range of external clients, with recent examples including work for the United Nations Women, Productivity Commission, Ministry for Women, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit. Further information on the institute can be found through our website at: www.workresearch.aut.ac.nz.

    Our current research projects focus on utilising NZ’s population-wide administrative database (the Integrated Data Infrastructure) – which houses microdata about people and households, sourced from government agencies, as well as Statistics NZ surveys.

    We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a two-year fixed-term appointment.

    The key fields of interest are public economics; health education and labour economics; demography; and urban economics

    The candidate must have:  

    • PhD in Economics
    • Strong empirical skills and experience using large linked administrative datasets
    • Interest in labour/health/education/urban related topics
    • Highly competent using econometric software, such as Stata, SQL, R, etc.

    The successful candidate will be expected to work in a team-based setting and publish high-quality applied research in labour, health, education economics and related fields. You will be working closely with the Institute Director, Professor Gail Pacheco and a core group of economists. Professor Pacheco was the 2018 recipient of the prestigious NZIER Economics Award. This annual award seeks to highlight outstanding contributions to the advancement of economics and its applications in New Zealand. Active participation in workshops and conferences is expected, as is the building of international research connections.  

    AUT is ranked among the fastest growing young universities, with nearly 29,000 students (See Times Higher Education ranking information at www.aut.ac.nz/about-aut/qs-world-university-rankings). AUT is also located in central Auckland, which is rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World’s_most_livable_cities (for more information on both Auckland and New Zealand see www.newzealand.com/int/auckland).

    To apply, please visit the careers site careers.aut.ac.nz and follow the links to submit your application, which should include a cover letter, CV, job-market paper and three reference letters.

    Enquiries regarding this position can be made by contacting Professor Gail Pacheco at gail.pacheco@aut.ac.nz

    Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

    Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process.

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