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Associate Professor in Economics

Associate Professor in Economics (5268) Pipitea, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Are you an active researcher, with a PhD in a relevant field?
  • Do you have experience teaching (ideally, both in-person and online) in Macroeconomics, and potentially other areas?
  • Do you have demonstrated ability to work with students from a range of backgrounds?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The School of Economics and Finance, within the Wellington School of Business and Government, wishes to appoint an Associate Professor in Economics, specialising in Macroeconomics.  This is a permanent full-time (1 FTE) position commencing mid-2023 (negotiable).  The role combines a focus on both research and teaching.  Teaching will be at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and include supervision of students.  You will join a school with passionate staff who seek to make a difference through their work.  Located next door to New Zealand’s Government institutions there are opportunities related to fiscal, monetary, and policy issues for those interested in pursuing them.

Upon negotiation, this role could have a 0.2 FTE research collaboration with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

While this appointment is for Associate Professor in Economics, the school is also seeking interests at Lecturer and Senior Lecturer levels with a specialisation in Marcoeconomics.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The successful applicant will possess a relevant PhD.  A proven record of high-quality publications in Macroeconomics and adjacent fields is required, as well as a current research pipeline.  You will have experience teaching (ideally, both in-person and online) in Macroeconomics, and potentially other areas.  The School of Economics and Finance is a collegial environment and you will be expected to contribute both as an individual and as a team member.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to work with students from a range of backgrounds.

Key Requirements: 

  • Hold a relevant PhD
  • Proven publication record of quality research
  • Experience teaching Economics at various levels
  • Focus on Macroeconomics

 Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

This is a rare opportunity to progress your academic career in a collegial and collaborative environment.  As New Zealand’s capital city university, we enjoy the benefits of New Zealand’s wonderful landscape an lifestyle, contacts with Government institutions, national research providers, and a host of nearby research institutions, including both the New Zealand Treasury and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy:  09 January 2023

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Professor Hai Lin, Head of School, School of Economics and Finance at

Applicants should also refer to all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information

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Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.