Re-advertisement: Opportunity to work as a lecturer in economics at UPNG

Our Australian Volunteers for International Development position for an ”Economics Teaching and Research Fellow” to work in the Division of Economics of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) for a period of one to two years has just been re-advertised.

It is no exaggeration to say that, sadly, economics is in a state of crisis in PNG. The only place where it is taught is at UPNG, and the Economics Division there has faced difficulties retaining its teaching staff. The resulting quantity and quality problems have massive flow-on effects for PNG more broadly, making it difficult for government and non-government institutions alike to recruit and retain quality staff.

The assignment should be a really interesting one, with opportunities to teach, research and engage in policy outreach. You will benefit not only from your immersion within UPNG, but from the opportunity to develop close, collaborative links with us at the Development Policy Centre.

More details on the position and the online application are available here. Assignment Title: Economics Teaching and Research Fellow, Assignment Code: AV0214PG04P. Applications close May 21.

If you have any questions or intend to make an application, please contact myself or Anthony Swan at

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