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Senior Lecturer in Energy Economics

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The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics is looking for a Senior Lecturer in Energy Economics to work within the Centre for Applied Energy Economics and Policy Research. This role will focus on applied/quantitative modelling of the Queensland and Australian energy sectors. 

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Teaching quantitative courses, including modelling and forecasting uncertainty, developing hedging strategies and designing financial instruments.
  • Research in the field of energy economics, including publications in highly ranked journals, contributing to working papers for industry partners and developing grant applications.
  • Interaction with CAEEPR members and other energy stakeholders in Queensland and elsewhere.
  • Supervision of higher degree research students.
  • Contributing to CAEEPR seminars, workshops and events.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A PhD in Economics/Finance or a related field.
  • Research in the field of energy economics, with a strong track record of publications in economics or energy journals and evidence of teaching excellence with undergraduate and higher degree research students.
  • A strong record of securing funding and collaboration with industry partners, including evidence of participation in external grant applications as part of a multidisciplinary research team.
  • Experience/knowledge of modelling of wholesale energy markets (including the National Energy Market (NED)), analysis of the economics of renewables, and economic policy related to climate change.
  • Strong skills in quantitative models. For example, time-series econometrics, panel data econometrics, statistical inference, game theory, dynamic optimisation and models used in finance/financial economics.
  • An understanding of both academic and practice-based considerations within the energy economics field.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with government and industry stakeholders.
  • Knowledge, skills and leadership in teaching and curriculum/program development at the tertiary education level, and a proven ability in the administration of university courses and programs.

Candidates will be expected to teach across a breadth of courses within the Department. In addition to fulfilling teaching requirements, candidates must demonstrate success in attracting significant external research funding, evidence of a competitive research track record and national recognition consistent with discipline benchmarks, and proven experience in developing partnerships and collaborations with leading institutions and research end-users in their field. 

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Griffith University Nathan campus. 

The full time equivalent base salary will be Senior Lecturer, Level C $128,802 – $148,520 p/a + 17% superannuation. 

Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). 

Please submit your application online, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering letter
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including full contact details
  • Please include the details of three supporting referees 

For further information please refer to the Senior Lecturer position description. 

Visa sponsorship is possible for this appointment for candidates who do not hold valid Australian work rights. 

For further information specifically about this role, please contact Associate Professor Parvinder Kler, Head of Department on [email protected] or +61 (0) 7 373 57668.

For application and recruitment advice, please contact Corinna Gartrell, Talent Acquisition Partner on [email protected] or +61 (0) 7 373 56548.

For application support, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

Closing date: Sunday, 17 September 2023 at 5:00pm AEST 

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