Associate Professor – Applied Economics and System Science

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    University of Sydney
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 days ago
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About the opportunity

As the Associate Professor of Applied Economics and System Science you will lead and integrate an economics perspective to inform, develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve youth mental health. The economics stream will perform a key role in identifying sustainable policy investments, promote multi-sector coordination, and develop portfolio approaches to priority setting. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in multidisciplinary research outside of the traditional bounds of mainstream economics. This will include engagement in qualitative and participatory processes with service staff, policymakers and individuals with lived experience of mental ill health. This is to ensure the model development process and the approach to economic valuation are validated by key stakeholders and is focused on strategic and operational decision-making Reporting into and working closely with internationally renowned researcher, , this is a one-year fixed term position with possible extension of an additional 24 months subject to funding. About you The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Associate Professor who has:

  • Qualifications relevant to the discipline and significant experience as a leader within the profession
  • A track record in building and integrating economics into novel Dynamic Simulation Policy Models, as opposed to orthodox statistical or econometric models
  • International reputation for excellence in applied policy research, including innovation and/or leadership
  • strong understanding of interpreting health into economic data
  • Experience engaging, influencing and guiding participatory approaches to ensure stakeholder perspectives such as government and policy makers are integrated into both policy models and also measures of economic value
  • A willingness to lead and develop a team and new generation of applied economists using Dynamic Simulation Policy Models.
  • The position requires an individual with an outstanding contribution to their profession and has a national or international reputation for professional excellence. An Associate Professor is expected to demonstrate leadership in professional scholarship and/or practice at the University and in engagement with external stakeholders and professional bodies About us This position is part of the professoriate for the Faculty of Medicine and Health (Brain and Mind Centre) at the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre is a centre for discovery, innovation and integrative research strategies, clinical product development and actions that translate research into improved treatment and disease prevention strategies. The centre is made up of 27 research units, staffed by around 200 researchers and 100 students. Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students. We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.