Vacancy for Professor/Associate Professor in Economics closes 19 May

  • 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.