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Professor/Reader in Macroeconomics

Title: Professor/Reader in Macroeconomics

  • Employer: The University of Kent (School of Economics)
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Position Type: Full Professor
  • Deadline: Jan 28, 2018

  • Job Description:

    The School of Economics at the University of Kent invites applications from scholars of international distinction for a Chair (Full Professorship) or Readership (equivalent to Associate Professorship) in Macroeconomics at the University of Kent.

    School of Economics
    The School has a strong research culture having been placed 16th in RAE 2008 and 21st on Research Power in REF 2014. The School is proud that it is both highly ranked and regarded in the UK and the School has significant ambitions to further develop its core strengths and reputation. Our reputation extends to teaching and learning and we have ensured that the School has been placed highly in a number of external league tables and is keen to retain this strong performance.

    The School currently has a faculty of 36 staff and is home to approximately 650 Undergraduate, 30 Masters and 40 PhD students. We have a developed 4 year PhD programme which helps to provide exciting opportunities for rewarding research collaborations between faculty and students.

    A number of strong new appointments at the junior and senior level have been made in recent years and this has led to a growing reputation in several fields of research. In particular, macroeconomics and growth, development economics, applied microeconomics, labour economics, and behavioural economics. Our staff have published in top scholarly journals such as the AER, Econometrica, JPE, and top field journals, and have gained funding from prestigious national and international research organisations. The School has strong links to international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, ECB, ADB, and European Commission, and contributes to important economic debates. The School of Economics hosts the Macroeconomics, Growth, and History Centre (MaGHiC), which is attracting growing attention from international scholars and policy makers alike, and we are seeking to develop this research base further.

    The School also plays a core role in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The School is situated on the University campus in Canterbury in the heart of Kent. Canterbury is a very attractive historical city to live and work and has excellent links to London and Europe nearby.

    Further Information
    The successful candidate's research and leadership will further develop the School and the macroeconomics research area organised within MaGHiC. You will have a clear international profile and reputation for excellence and an outstanding record of publications that have demonstrable impact in the broad field of macroeconomics.

    You will be expected to contribute significantly to the development of the School’s research strategy, to be active in attracting research funding, and to play a full role in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching including PhD supervision. A proven ability to provide wider School leadership is also essential.

    The post is full time and permanent and the starting date is negotiable. Salary for Chair (Full Professor) will be by negotiation within the Professorial salary range and the overall remuneration package will be competitive. Salary for Readership (equivalent to Associate Professor in other systems) will be by negotiation within the Readership salary range. The benefits include 43 days annual leave, a defined contribution pension scheme, and qualifying relocation expenses will be covered.

    Details about the school can be found at http://www.kent.ac.uk/economics/

    Please be aware that we will wish to take up references prior to short-listing.

    Reader Grade 10: £57,674 to £61,178

    Professorial: The salary for this level begins at £63,287, however, the specific pay for this post will be as negotiated and competitive, while remaining within the University’s broader Professorial and Managerial Pay Scale.

    Closing date for applications: 28 Jan 2018
    Interviews are to be held: TBC - 2018


    Please note - applications must be made via the University's online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and an application statement explaining your suitability for the post. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

    CVs or details sent directly to the School or via email cannot be considered.

    If you require further information regarding the post please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Miguel León-Ledesma (m.a.leon-ledesma@kent.ac.uk).

    to apply please follow https://jobs.kent.ac.uk/fe/tpl_kent01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=41394,7236237112&key=51258744&c=720225832583&pagestamp=seqffijbxxncqqkosw