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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Economics

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Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School

Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand 

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
  • Attractive salary and wide-ranging benefits

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
We invite applications for a permanent position at the rank of Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor (NZ). This roughly equates to the ranks of senior Assistant Professor to junior Professor in the US. Specifically, we are seeking colleagues whose interests and proven research record include either (i) macroeconomics, (ii) applied econometrics with a public policy focus (especially labor, but also public, IO, etc.), or (iii) economics of indigenous peoples. You will be expected to publish impactful research, teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, and supervise postgraduate research.

Mōu | Who You Are
Successful candidates should have a strong publication record and an active research agenda; teaching experience; and be able and willing to contribute to the Business School and professional service activities. You will be comfortable in working situations that require adaptability as we transform our teaching via judicious use of digital technology, and have an open-minded viewpoint that respects biculturalism, diversity, and inclusion.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The Department of Economics and Finance consists of 19 staff and is one of three departments of the UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga. The School is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. The Department and School provide a collegial environment, and academic staff have access to generous internal research funding, sabbatical leave, and the world-renowned Erskine fellowship programme. Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi and upholding the inherent values, cultural practices and traditions including te reo Māori, tikanga, and kawa  as guided by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri.

For more information about our department, please visit us @ the Department of Economics and Finance.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

University of Canterbury is in Ōtautahi Christchurch, the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand. Christchurch is a very desirable place to live. We have a lot of green space, great bike routes, and access to the sea and mountains all within one-hour drive from the city. We offer a wide range of benefits (see here:

The appointable salary range will depend on the skills and experience of the successful applicant and covered by the academic and associated staff collective employment agreement:

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 21st August 2022 (midnight NZ time)
Applications for this position will be reviewed after the closing date, with initial interviews to take place within two weeks of closing. Please note, we will continue accepting applications after the close date, until the position is successfully filled.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a ‘cover letter’ including a 1-2 page statement indicating (i) whether you are applying for the (a) macroeconomics, (b) applied econometrics or (c) economics of indigenous peoples position; and (ii) your research and teaching interests;
  • a ‘resume’ which includes a list of relevant research publications;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness.

We do not accept applications by email; however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to [email protected]

For further information specifically about the role, please contact Professor Bob Reed (Economics and Finance Department), [email protected]  

We recognise our obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi and are committed to supportingEquity and Diversity. We value inclusivity and diversity at the University of Canterbury. We know that candidates from neuro-diverse and underrepresented backgrounds often only apply for roles if they meet all of the criteria. We like to make our hiring decisions based on more than just your previous job experience and qualifications, so if you’re keen to apply but are not sure you meet all of the requirements or need additional support please let us know ([email protected]). We also encourage you to advise us of the pronouns you use at any point during the recruitment process.

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