April 13, 2024

JEL Classifications

D – Microeconomics

G – Financial Economics

H – Public Economics

I – Health, Education, and Welfare

J – Labor and Demographic Economics

L – Industrial Organization

O – Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth

Deadline Information : Applications will be considered until the position is filled

Position Description

The Melbourne Business School seeks to fill a position at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level in one of the listed fields.  Applicants must have compiled an excellent teaching record after completing the PhD and must demonstrate a record of publishing in top academic journals commensurate with the position sought.  Experience teaching in MBA or Executive MBA programs is a plus but is not required.

The Melbourne Business School, affiliated with The University of Melbourne, is a leading graduate business school in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. The School offers MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Marketing, and Master of Business Analytics programs, as well as a suite of Executive Education offerings. The School’s full-time MBA program has consistently featured in the Financial Times rankings and was ranked 1st in Australia by The Economist in 2021. The School’s Master of Business Analytics program was ranked 15th globally and is top ranked in the Asia/Pacific region in the QS Business Masters Rankings: Business Analytics in 2021.

The successful candidate will work in the Economics cluster, which currently has 5 full time academic faculty. Members of the cluster have active research interests in the broad areas of experimental economics, financial economics, game theory, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. More information about the current research areas of the school can be found on the faculty and research page at https://mbs.edu/faculty-and-research.  In addition, Melbourne Business School is part of a vibrant research community which includes 69 economists at the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Melbourne.

The Melbourne Business School is committed to all aspects of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and to providing all staff, students, contractors, and visitors with a safe, respectful and rewarding environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation. The School makes decisions on employment, promotion, and reward based on merit.

Selection Criteria


  • Ph.D. in economics
  • Demonstrated success in publishing in leading peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching after receiving the Ph.D. and a potential to achieve excellence in teaching in post-graduate and, particularly, post-experience programs
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and constructively within an academic community, making a range of contributions to the intellectual life of the school
  • Ability to teach Managerial Economics (similar to Intermediate Microeconomics) at the MBA, post-graduate, and post-experience programs.


  • Keen interest in cross disciplinary business research
  • Willingness to supervise research students and apply for competitive research funding
  • Experience in technologically enabled or online teaching

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the School’s post-experience MBA degrees. There may also be opportunities to help develop and teach content to audiences in the school’s executive education program (short courses and custom solutions). The successful candidate will be expected to pursue excellence in teaching and a highly active research agenda. As the School stresses quality over quantity of research, the successful candidate will be expected to publish in internationally recognized, top tier journals.

Further information about the Melbourne Business School is available at https://mbs.edu/home  and about The University of Melbourne at https://www.unimelb.edu.au/

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should be e-mailed to Julie Burns, Faculty Support Officer at [email protected] and include the following items: a full CV, a list of publications, a summary of recent teaching including teaching evaluations, and contact information for three or more referees.