Director of Economic and Social Policy Research
University of Adelaide School of Economics and Public Policy

Director Economic and Social Policy Research

Job no: 507112
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of the Professions, Level D, Level E

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Level D / Level E ($147,685 - $189,518) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed-term contract available for three years in the first instance.

The Director Economic and Social Policy Research, is responsible for leading the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) and the Future of Employment and Skills Centre (FES), in the School of Economics and Public Policy (SEPP).

The Director’s primary role will be to harness these capacities and potential to position the Centres for future growth in the Australian context, and beyond.  These Centres deliver high quality, multi-disciplinary public policy insights to the South Australian government, other Australian States, and the Federal government, as well as corporate clients. 

The School of Economics and Public Policy has an international reputation for the quality of its education, research programs and the outstanding impact of its graduates. It seeks a high calibre Director to provide leadership in the next stage of its development.

Candidates will have an established and highly credible academic background, with a vision of how economics should be positioned in local, national and international contexts, as agreed with the Head of School (SEPP).

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the essential selection criteria as contained in the Role Statement.

Applications close 11:55pm, 10 February 2022.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position; contact:

Professor Peter Draper,

Interim Head, School Economics and Public Policy


For queries regarding submission of your application; contact:

Ms Suzanah Saha,

Strategic Recruitment Specialist


A copy of the role statement for this opportunity can be located below.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 10 Jan 2022 12:00 AM
Applications close:10 Feb 2022 11:55 PM

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