Deputy Head of School of Economics

University of Queensland



Deputy Head of School, School of Economics


Job No:508811
Area:Faculty of Business, Economics & Law
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Continuing, Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Economics

UQ’s School of Economics is a leading provider of economics education in Australia, and ranks in the top 50 among Economics departments worldwide for its research.

Located on the St Lucia campus as part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the School is home to more than 1800 domestic and international students, 17 professional staff and 70 active teaching and research staff. Its accomplished scholars claim a large share of Australia’s economics honours, national teaching awards, competitive research grants, fellowships, publications and media coverage. The School also has an established research centre and an active seminar and visitor program, providing exposure to researchers from around the world.

About This Opportunity

The School of Economics is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head of School, to assist in providing leadership and management to the School. As the Deputy Head of School, you will act as an advocate within the School, supporting the implementation of School and University strategic plans. Some of the key accountabilities with this role will be:

  • Collaborating with the Head of School to formulate sub-strategies for the Strategic Plan.
  • Supporting the Head of School in operational management and leadership of the school.
  • Contributing to the supervision, development and mentoring of staff within the school.
  • Delegating duties to school staff ensuring the effective and efficient performance of the schools functions.
  • Providing advice on Teaching matters such as assessment extension, re-mark cases and appeals and grievances.
  • Undertaking research and teaching duties, maintaining a personal academic standing and credibility.
  • Representing the School on committees, and engaging with external organisations.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

As the ideal candidate, you will hold a PhD in Economics with experience in leadership, strategic thinking and an organisational acumen. You will have a demonstrated ability to lead, manage and administer an academic organisation and its resources, including human, physical and financial resources. 

You will have demonstrated expert knowledge in an area relevant to economics, with a personal academic standing of research and education, equivalent to a Professor or Associate Professor appointment including an established track-record of publishing in internationally excellent journals and of successfully teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 3 years, with a full-time continuing appointment at Academic level D or E.

An appropriate remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, with consideration for the Academic Level of their appointment. A market loading may also be included where appropriate.

For reference, the full-time equivalent base salary at Academic Level D is in the range $141,261 - $155,627, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $165,275 - $182,080. The full-time equivalent base salary at Academic Level E is $181, 964 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be $212,897.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 508811_DeputyHeadEconomics_AppointmentBooklet.pdf

Our Selection Process

Please note that Panel Interviews have been scheduled for the weeks commencing 20th January 2020 and 27th January 2020 at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview may be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.   

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.   


To discuss this role please contact Professor Daniel Zizzo, Head of School at:

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter including selection criteria responses (No page Limit)
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Advertised: 06 Nov 2019

Applications close: 04 Dec 2019 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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