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Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Economics

Title: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Economics

  • Employer: University of Essex (Economics)
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Position Type: Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Deadline: Jun 10, 2018

  • Job Description:


    The Department of Economics at the University of Essex is ranked 5th among all UK economics departments for research excellence (REF 2014) and among the only eight UK departments ranked among the top 150 economics departments in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. The Department of Economics provides a vibrant research environment and has a strong collegial culture. It is a growing department, currently comprising 52 full-time academics, with distinctive clusters in microeconomics, macroeconomics, applied economics and econometrics. The University of Essex is also ranked in the top category for teaching excellence (TEF 2017). The University of Essex is located 60 miles northeast of London. For more information about the department and its programs visit:

    The offer is competitive, and includes a generous relocation allowance, as well as the possibility of paid research leave and research funds. In addition the University currently operates a Market Supplement policy.

    Duties of the Role

    The post-holder will be expected to conduct research in any area of applied or theoretical Economics, submitting research grant applications and any other activities which promote the profile of the Department; undertake teaching of theoretical or applied Economics modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, provide pastoral support and supervision to students in their research projects; and contribute to the effective administration of the Department.

    Applicants at the Senior Lecturer/Reader level will also be required to supervise PhD students; generate research grant income; provide research support and leadership to junior colleagues in the group; publish high-quality research in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals; and take on senior administrative and management roles within the Department.

    The posts are to commence at the beginning of the academic year 2018-19.

    Skills and qualifications required

    Applicants at the Lecturer level should have obtained a PhD in Economics or be near completion.

    You will need to provide evidence of a sophisticated research agenda in Economics and demonstrable potential of excellence in research; and demonstrate a potential of excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and knowledge of teaching either theoretical or applied Economics. You will be expected to demonstrate evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes, producing and publishing high-quality research; contributing to the supervision of PhD students; attracting research funding; and a willingness to be directly involved in the administration and management of the Department and its expansion plans in relation to Economics are all essential for the post.

    Applicants at the Senior Lecturer/Reader level should have already obtained a PhD in Economics. In addition to the expectations at the Lecturer level, you will have a strong record of high-quality research publications, including papers in top-ranked international journals; and proven experience of academic (teaching and learning) leadership. Management and leadership skills combined with the ability to motivate and co-ordinate other staff and the demonstrable ability to mentor junior colleagues are both essential at this level.

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    Please note that you must complete an online application form and submit a number of documents detailed on the cover sheet of the job pack.

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    Please use the link below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here on the Essex website.

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