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Associate Professor/Professor

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Term: Full time, Continuing

  • Carry out economics research at the frontier of knowledge and educate the next generation of researchers and decision makers
  • Fantastic opportunity to lead work on South Asian economies
  • Enjoy generous benefits, including 17% superannuation
  • Work in a beautiful campus environment on the city’s doorstep

About Us

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. Follow the College of Asia and the Pacific on social media: LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook

The Crawford School of Public Policy is Australia’s premier public policy school, with recognised world-class expertise and experience in economics. Read more about Crawford School:

The Arndt-Corden Department of Economics (ACDE) works on applied problems in economics with emphasis on Australia, the Asia-Pacific, and global challenges. ACDE’s mission is to carry out economics research at the frontier of knowledge and educate the next generation of researchers and decision makers.

The Opportunity

The Associate Professor (Level D) or Professor (Level E) will be the Rajiv Gandhi Chair of South Asian Economics, Director of the Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC), and a member of the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics. The Rajiv Gandhi Chair of South Asian Economics will make significant contributions in research, teaching, and service activities in the field of economics with a particular focus on the South Asian economy. The appointee will work with colleagues within the Department, School, College, and wider University community to deliver strategic outcomes in education and research and enhance the university’s position both nationally and globally.

The appointment as a Level D or E academic is continuing. The roles of Rajiv Gandhi Chair of South Asian Economics and Director of ASARC are for an initial 5-year term (potentially extendable). As Director of ASARC, access to dedicated funds will be available for research and engagement purposes, administered by the ASARC Board. 

The countries of South Asia are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is an academic who wants to enhance the University’s position in economic research on South Asian economies, and who already has experience and relationships with countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and/or Sri Lanka.  The successful candidate will have strong record of contributions to research, education, outreach, and leadership.

What we offer

  • A supportive work environment that will nurture your career and assist you in further developing your research and knowledge mobilisation skills
  • The opportunity to work with world-class researchers and build networks with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Generous remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation and a range of benefits


To enquire about this opportunity, please contact Professor Paul Burke on [email protected]

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on [email protected]

How to Apply

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) that includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents if required.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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