Senior Researcher/Teaching Specialist, Health Economics Employment at UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE


Location: Parcville

Role Type: Full Time Part Time; 3 year CDD

Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: School of Population and Global Health

Salary: Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 per year or Level D – $162,590 – $179,123 per year (pro-rated for part-timers) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and honor the traditional owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung people. We recognize that the land on which we meet and learn was the site of centuries-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation and renewal, and that local Indigenous peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the lives of these lands.

About Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population Health was established within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences in 2001. It became the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health in 2013. The school aims to build understanding, the company’s capacity and services to respond to the population. health needs and improve the quality and equity of health care. It uses a population health framework that integrates public health and preventive medicine, health promotion, clinical medicine and allied health disciplines as well as an equity and evidence-based approach to care. health and health policy.

About the role

Within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, there is an active Health Economics Unit (HEU) which is part of the Multidisciplinary Center for Health Policy. We are seeking a Health Economist with an established record of teaching excellence to teach key Health Economics subjects and provide leadership and quality oversight of the teaching and curriculum of health economics and economic evaluation for the School.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivery of innovative educational programs including health economics topics as part of the Masters in Public Health and Graduate Certificate in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation
  • Produce quality conference and seminar papers and publications to develop health economics methods as well as empirical studies
  • Attract and supervise/mentor graduate research students, encourage and facilitate student engagement in discipline-specific and broader professional networks
  • Actively participate in community engagement and professional activities related to the advancement of the health economics discipline

About you

Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills enable you to work collaboratively, develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. You demonstrate your ability to work independently and make original and outstanding contributions to a strong research program.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent professional qualification in health economics, or economics with demonstrated experience in health economics teaching and research
  • Experience teaching and coordinating health economics subjects at the postgraduate level, including the development and management of assessments and curriculum development
  • Effective supervision of graduate and post-doctoral student-researchers
  • Ethical leadership, who values ​​diversity and works effectively with individual differences

To ensure that the University continues to provide a safe environment for all, this position requires the incumbent to hold an up-to-date and valid working with children verification.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages, people with disabilities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including a brief cover letter, resume, and responses to the selection criteria^ (found in the job description) for the role.

^For information to help you compile short statements to meet the selection criteria and competencies, please see

We are committed to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Closing of applications: NOVEMBER 25, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Job description: 0057342_Education and Research Health Econ PD.pdf


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