University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences/ School of Social & Political Sciences
Associate Professor/ Professor in Political Economy
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Full Professor|
REFERENCE NO. 1712/1012
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 University is a comprehensive institution with strengths across the broad range of academic disciplines. It is currently undergoing a major transformation of its campus infrastructure in line with the ambition to build upon its already excellent reputation in teaching and research.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, one of 16 faculties at the University, has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.
The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is one of the fastest growing communities of its kind in the world. Over fifty permanent appointments have been made since its inception in 2008 including ten appointments at chair level. The school enjoys very healthy enrolments to its programmes and has seen a significant increase in external income due to the success of its academic faculty in national and international funding schemes.
The Department of Political Economy which sits within SSPS is the largest of its kind in Australia and is internationally recognised as a leading centre of analysis and teaching in political economy. Research and teaching in the department is founded on heterodox traditions of economics (including Marxian, post-Keynesian, classical, institutional and feminist economics). The department is also a major stakeholder in several interdisciplinary programs within SSPS, including the Bachelor of International and Global Studies and the Masters in Development Studies. The department also plays a leading role in interdisciplinary initiatives around the themes of markets and society, financialisation, the environment and climate change.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a well-established or rising scholar to join a unique and growing programme in one of the fastest growing communities of scholars in the social sciences in the world.
– possess outstanding scholarship and research of international standing in political economy
– engage your vision and enthusiasm to foster excellence in scholarship, in promoting research and research policy and in encouraging and developing research training
– possess a strong commitment to teaching at all levels and to innovation in curriculum design and teaching methods
– utilise your excellent management skills and willingness to perform high level administrative tasks to provide leadership of the group and to encourage the development of more junior staff.
This is an ideal opportunity for a distinguished senior academic working in political economy to join a vibrant, rapidly growing school in a leadership role.
Term and remuneration
The successful applicant will be offered a continuing appointment. A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
CLOSING DATE: 10 February 2013
How to apply
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/positionsand search by the reference number 1712/1012 for more information and to apply.
|Primary Category:||Political Science