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Professor of Microeconomics/Econometrics

Title: Professor of Microeconomics/Econometrics

  • 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 Professorial appointment in Applied Microeconomics or Microeconometrics at the University of Kent. We particularly welcome candidates who possess a strong command of micro-econometrics and whose work demonstrates excellence in the application of econometric technique to microeconomic research questions.

    This post is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to make his or her mark on Economics at Kent and the wider world. The post holder will be tasked with providing a focus and leadership in applied microeconomics research in the School and to work with colleagues to develop the Microeconomics research group at 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 have been made in recent years and this has led to a growing reputation in several fields of research. In particular, applied microeconomics and microeconomic theory, macroeconomics and finance, economic development, behavioural economics and networks, agricultural economics and the School has strong links to European and international research organisations and contributes to important economic policy debates. The School is seeking to further develop this research base and to build additional capacity in applied microeconomics and econometrics. The School of Economics also plays a core role in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

    The School is situated on the attractive University Campus in Canterbury in the heart of Kent. Canterbury has excellent links to London and the nearby Continent while the city itself is also a very attractive place to live and work.

    Further Information

    The successful candidate's research and leadership will further develop the School and the applied microeconomics research area in particular. You will have a clear international profile, a reputation for excellence and an outstanding record of publications and research grant capture and your work should have demonstrable impact in both academia and society.

    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 an appropriate role in teaching. A proven ability to provide leadership(such as outstanding publications and attracting funding) in applied micro and micro-econometrics research is essential and you will be asked to contribute toward the wider goals of the School.

    The post is full-time and permanent and the starting date is negotiable. Salary will be by negotiation within the Professorial salary range and the overall remuneration package will be competitive. These 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/index.html.

    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 a summary document. 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 department or via email cannot be considered.

    If you require further information regarding the post please contact the Head of Economics: Dr Alastair Bailey: a.bailey@kent.ac.uk Telephone: 01227 823277.

    To apply please follow https://jobs.kent.ac.uk/fe/tpl_kent01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=41094,4659367112&key=51258744&c=720225832583&pagestamp=senzjoulkkkkpumqsg