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REFERENCE NO. 628/0412

  • Join a leading arts faculty
  • Work in a collaborative and supportive interdisciplinary environment
  • Full-time, continuing: $104.6K – $124.2K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is composed of the departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Policy, and Peace and Conflict Studies. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at Sydney with a view to our becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the area.

Our Department of Political Economy is the largest of its kind in Australia and is internationally recognized as a leading centre of political economic analysis and teaching. Research and teaching in the department are founded on heterodox traditions of economics (including Marxian, Post-Keynesian, Classical, Institutional and Feminist economics).

We are also a major stakeholder in several interdisciplinary programs within SSPS, including the Bachelor of International and Global Studies and the Masters in Development Studies. In addition we play a leading role in interdisciplinary initiatives around the themes of markets and society, financialisation, the environment and climate change.

We are currently seeking to appoint two lecturers and as a successful appointee you will:

  • teach into the department’s core curriculum which focuses upon analysis and application of heterodox economic traditions
  • make a contribution to the research strengths of the school, including the pursuit of research grants and regular publication in journals of high standing . supervise research higher degree students
  • be a source/centre for interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and with external stakeholders
  • contribute to academic administration.
  • To be successful in this role you will possess:
    a PhD in political economy, economics or closely related field expertise in the department’s core curriculum which focuses upon analysis and application of heterodox economic traditions
  • evidence of teaching ability and experience, including potential to supervise honours and higher degree research students and contribute to curriculum development
  • an active research agenda in the field of political economy and a strong publication record, relative to opportunity, in this field.
  • Desirable for appointment is your:
    administrative experience
  • course co-ordination experience
  • experience supervising postgraduate research students
  • ability to contribute to one or more of the interdisciplinary programs and/or initiatives with which the department is involved (e.g. Masters in Development Studies).

This role presents an excellent opportunity to grow and develop your academic career in a school that offers innovative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply. CLOSING DATE: 7 June 2012 (11.30pm, Sydney time) 

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

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