Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Economics


Closing in 12 days


  • Full-time , Continuing position for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Economics

  • Academic Level B or C + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

  • About you and the role

    The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position sits in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing; one of five schools that comprise the College of Business and Law. As the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, you will play an integral role in the research, engagement and teaching programs within the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. The Senior Lecturer may have responsibility for program management.

    We welcome applications from all areas of economics, with particular interest in applied econometrics with skills in big data/machine learning; digital economics; development economics.

    To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:


  • A PhD in Economics.

  • Demonstrated ability to direct an award program/s and implement program improvements and innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement programs.

  • Experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort, manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a university.

  • Senior Lecturer :

  • A PhD in Economics

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and delivery programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement.

  • Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.

  • Demonstrated ability to attract and supervise higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.

  • Ability to manage academic program team, supporting scholarly development of less experienced academic staff.

  • Demonstrated experience in financial, governance and quality management systems within a university.

  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing

    The school began as the Department of Economics and Finance in 1990 and in 2005 the discipline of Marketing joined the Department to become the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. As a School we aim to provide practical, relevant, and innovative economics, finance, marketing, blockchain enabled business and social impact programs; research; industry training and consulting which graduates, employers, industry and university peers acknowledge as amongst the best available in the international marketplace.

    We offer undergraduate programs in Economics, Finance and Marketing, postgraduate programs in Finance and in Marketing and Blockchain Enabled Business and higher degrees by research (Masters or PhD) in all three of our disciplines (Economics, Finance and Marketing). Our undergraduate programs are also offered at RMIT Vietnam and through our partnership with The Singapore Institute of Management.

    The Economics Department is a multi-cultural and diverse group with cutting edge facilities looking to engage with others. We have a strong commitment to producing high-quality research which has influence in the academic community, as well as is of practical relevance to industry. Research strengths in the Department include Applied Economics, Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Econometrics, International Development & Trade, Societal Economics and Web 3 (Blockchain).The Economics Department is leading the Behavioural Business Lab, the Centre of International Development, and the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub.

    Click here for further details about the School.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV, covering letter and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description below or contact Sheri Carnegie, Senior Talent Advisor on s [email protected] or Associate Professor Jingjing Zhang, Head of Department, Economics on [email protected]

    Position Description - Lecturer, Economics

    Position Description – Senior Lecturer Economics


    Applications Close:

    9 Oct 2023 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

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    Job details


    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Economics


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 09, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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