• Industry Associate Professor with Credit Union SA Partnership  
  • Lead industry engagement and new thinking for South Australia’s economy
  • Full-time, 3 year Adelaide based role with UniSA Business

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s university of enterprise and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities in Business and Economics. We continue to invest in strong relationships with industry to prepare for the complex jobs and economic challenges of the future. In partnership with Credit Union SA this important new position of Credit Union SA Chair in Economics will lead and inspire innovative thinking around South Australia’s economy. 

Credit Union SA is  South Australia's third largest credit union and is proudly member owned and operated with over $1 billion in assets and around 50,000 members. The UniSA Business and Credit Union SA partnership embodies our shared vision of encouraging diverse thinking, collaboration and promoting innovation for South Australia.

About the Role

Driving industry engagement and providing informed media commentary for both UniSA Business and Credit Union SA, the Chair will:

  • be a prominent spokesperson to advance debate of economic issues for the State
  • develop strategic and collaborative partnerships with industry and promote UniSA Business and Credit Union SA in the broader community
  • provide leadership in the advancement of academic scholarship, contribute to publications, events and media opportunities, and distribute research through industry and public forums
  • provide strategic and relevant advice to inform the Credit Union SA Board and Executive

Essential Skills and Experience  

We are seeking a high caliber professional with a national profile and reputation as an expert in economics, demonstrating:

  • achievement working with national and international institutions in collaborative research
  • relevant experience as a communications professional within the financial services industry, or as senior media professional/commentator to the industry
  • success establishing research interactions and developing partnerships between academia, government, industry, the community and the profession
  • highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability and credibility to communicate with impact

Benefits & Culture

The position will be appointed at the Academic Level D classification with salary commencing at $148,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation. At UniSA you’ll enjoy a dynamic and agile culture where colleagues thrive on collaboration and breaking new ground. A competitive remuneration package, generous superannuation contributions, relocation support and a range of other benefits are available to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance and enviable lifestyle working and living in Adelaide.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description, further information and to apply visit Working at UniSA .  The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address. Please address your cover letter to Bernie Dyer, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information confidential enquiries are welcome to Bernie on +618 8302 1777 or by email to bernie.dyer@unisa.edu.au  using job reference number 3350.

Applications close: 11:30pm Monday 18 October 2021

Applications are invited from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 


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