Job Opportunity at the University of Sydney — Lecturer in Political Economy (2 vacancies)

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REFERENCE NO. 628/0412


. Join a lead­ing arts fac­ul­ty

. Work in a col­lab­o­ra­tive and sup­port­ive inter­dis­ci­pli­nary envi­ron­ment

. Full-time, con­tin­u­ing: $104.6K — $124.2K p.a. (includ­ing salary, leave load­ing and up to 17% super)


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 Fac­ul­ty of Arts and Social Sci­ences offers one of the most com­pre­hen­sive and diverse range of human­i­ties and social sci­ence stud­ies in the Asia Pacif­ic region and is reg­u­lar­ly ranked in the top 20 fac­ul­ties of its kind.


The School of Social and Polit­i­cal Sci­ences (SSPS) is com­posed of the depart­ments of Anthro­pol­o­gy, Gov­ern­ment and Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions, Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my, Soci­ol­o­gy and Social Pol­i­cy, and Peace and Con­flict Stud­ies. SSPS is the focus for the strate­gic devel­op­ment of the social sci­ences at Syd­ney with a view to our becom­ing Aus­trali­a’s lead­ing cen­tre for research and teach­ing in the area.


Our Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my is the largest of its kind in Aus­tralia and is inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized as a lead­ing cen­tre of polit­i­cal eco­nom­ic analy­sis and teach­ing. Research and teach­ing in the depart­ment are found­ed on het­ero­dox tra­di­tions of eco­nom­ics (includ­ing Marx­i­an, Post-Key­ne­sian, Clas­si­cal, Insti­tu­tion­al and Fem­i­nist eco­nom­ics).


We are also a major stake­hold­er in sev­er­al inter­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­grams with­in SSPS, includ­ing the Bach­e­lor of Inter­na­tion­al and Glob­al Stud­ies and the Mas­ters in Devel­op­ment Stud­ies. In addi­tion we play a lead­ing role in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary ini­tia­tives around the themes of mar­kets and soci­ety, finan­cial­i­sa­tion, the envi­ron­ment and cli­mate change.


We are cur­rent­ly seek­ing to appoint two lec­tur­ers and as a suc­cess­ful appointee you will:

. teach into the depart­men­t’s core cur­ricu­lum which focus­es upon analy­sis and appli­ca­tion of het­ero­dox eco­nom­ic tra­di­tions

. make a con­tri­bu­tion to the research strengths of the school, includ­ing the pur­suit of research grants and reg­u­lar pub­li­ca­tion in jour­nals of high stand­ing

. super­vise research high­er degree stu­dents

. be a source/centre for inter­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tions with­in the uni­ver­si­ty and with exter­nal stake­hold­ers

. con­tribute to aca­d­e­m­ic admin­is­tra­tion.


To be suc­cess­ful in this role you will pos­sess:


. a PhD in polit­i­cal econ­o­my, eco­nom­ics or close­ly relat­ed field exper­tise in the depart­men­t’s core cur­ricu­lum which focus­es upon analy­sis and appli­ca­tion of het­ero­dox eco­nom­ic tra­di­tions

. evi­dence of teach­ing abil­i­ty and expe­ri­ence, includ­ing poten­tial to super­vise hon­ours and high­er degree research stu­dents and con­tribute to cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment

. an active research agen­da in the field of polit­i­cal econ­o­my and a strong pub­li­ca­tion record, rel­a­tive to oppor­tu­ni­ty, in this field.


Desir­able for appoint­ment is your:


. admin­is­tra­tive expe­ri­ence

. course co-ordi­na­tion expe­ri­ence

. expe­ri­ence super­vis­ing post­grad­u­ate research stu­dents

. abil­i­ty to con­tribute to one or more of the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­grams and/or ini­tia­tives with which the depart­ment is involved (e.g. Mas­ters in Devel­op­ment Stud­ies).


This role presents an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to grow and devel­op your aca­d­e­m­ic career in a school that offers inno­v­a­tive degrees at under­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate lev­els, that attract the very best stu­dents from Aus­tralia and over­seas.


All appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted via the Uni­ver­si­ty of Syd­ney careers web­site. Vis­it and search by the ref­er­ence num­ber for more infor­ma­tion and to apply.


CLOSING DATE: 7 June 2012 (11.30pm, Syd­ney time)


The Uni­ver­si­ty reserves the right not to pro­ceed with any appoint­ment.


The Uni­ver­si­ty is an Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ty employ­er com­mit­ted to equi­ty, diver­si­ty and social inclu­sion. Appli­ca­tions from equi­ty tar­get groups and women are encour­aged.

For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact Lynne Chester via email:

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About Steve Keen

I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.