Vacancy for Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Economics at Canterbury closes 12-Aug-18

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Economics,
Department of Economics and Finance,
College of Business and Law

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

The Department of Economics and Finance invites applications for a continuing/tenured position at the grade of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Economics (equivalent to Assistant Professor/Seasoned assistant professor/Associate Professor).

What you will do
The actual position will be dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. A strong preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in Applied Macroeconomics and/or Applied Economics (including International Trade). The role involves teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, undertaking post-graduate research supervision, contributing actively and positively to the research profile of the Department, and contributing to administrative activities.

Who you are
Candidates should have a completed PhD, or be close to obtaining a PhD, in Economics by the post start date. He/she should be able to demonstrate very good written and oral communication skills. Candidates for the Lecturer position should have the potential to publish in high-quality, internationally recognised academic journals. Candidates for senior lecturer and Associate Professor positions should have proven record of publications in such journals. All candidates should have good teaching skills and a commitment to quality teaching delivery; and be able and willing to contribute to College and professional service activities.

Who you will work with
The Department of Economics and Finance is one of four constituent departments of the University of Canterbury’s School of Business and Economics, which is one of New Zealand’s leading business schools (AACSB, AMBA, CAANZ and CFA and PRMIA accredited). The Department has an establishment of 19 full-time Faculty, is research-focused and has a strong international representation among the faculty. The Department and School provide a collegial environment, and academic staff have access to generous internal research funding and sabbatical leave.

For more information about our team, please visit us here

Why UC
The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

View the full Position Description – PositionDescription_Lecturer.pdf
View the full Position Description – PositionDescription_Senior_Lecturer.pdf
View the full Position Description – PositionDescription_Associate_Professor.pdf

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 12 August 2018 (midnight, NZ time).

How you apply
Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted through the online application process. Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to, Recruitment Coordinator.

For further information about this role please contact (Associate Professor Richard Watt, Please apply directly online at

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Vacancy for Director – Roy McKenzie Centre for the study of Families and Children

Roy McKenzie Centre for the study of Families and Children Wellington, New Zealand

  • Director for Centre to be located in New Zealand’s only School of Government (SoG)
  • SoG is part of the highly accredited Victoria Business School located in the capital city
  • New Zealand’s first ranked university for research quality (PBRF 2012)

See attached job description

Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) is New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university, located in the vibrant cultural centre of the country. The University draws on the distinctive nature of Wellington as the seat of government, and the financial centre of New Zealand. Situated directly opposite the Parliament of New Zealand, the Victoria Business School holds the ‘triple crown’ (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) of international accreditations and is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to the Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families and Children.

The fundamental purpose of the Centre is to undertake and publish cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research on families and children, and on issues affecting families and children, in New Zealand in order to support policy and practice aimed at improving outcomes for New Zealand families and their children.

This purpose will be pursued by the Director and Centre undertaking and promoting: policy-relevant multidisciplinary research; contributions to public sector policy development; debate and dialogue between the academic community, public sector agencies, and civil society; seminars, conferences, symposia, and professional development opportunities; visiting fellowship programmes; teaching to domestic and international post-graduate students; and local, national, and international networks and collaboration.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an international record of scholarly achievement with a multidisciplinary approach and will preferably hold a PhD in a relevant field such as economics, law, political science, psychology, sociology, or government. As this role requires a blend of academic and practitioner expertise, strong personal and professional credibility in the broad field of social policy, gained either through international academic research and engagement, and/or experience as a senior leader in the sector, will be essential. The appointment will be at either Professorial or Associate Professorial level, with the successful candidate displaying advanced experience in research, teaching, and graduate research supervision, combined with a record of work in quality peer reviewed publications.

The person appointed to this role will have a strong practical application with an outward focus, able to provide a sustained and critical mass of expertise through drawing on international research and applying it to the New Zealand context. Bold in thinking and innovative in approach, this role will suit an academic with a track record and enthusiasm for successfully developing external relationships with stakeholders, particularly social agencies and their related communities.

This is a three-year fixed term appointment, but the term is renewable subject to the availability of funding.

For more information about the University, please visit or contact Girol Karacaoglu, Head of School – School of Government at

Applications close Friday, 27 July 2018.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit

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