The Department of Economics, part of Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in any area of economics. Candidates with a background in Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Financial Economics are particularly encouraged to apply. We are also advertising positions at the Associate Professor levels in a different ad.
Successful applicants will undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to their discipline. They will also contribute to learning and teaching on new and established programmes and undertake leadership and service activities in line with the Department, School and College’s strategic objectives.
The Department of Economics has a long and strong research tradition. It is also one of the biggest economics departments in the UK having more than 60 members of staff covering the fields of Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Trade, Energy, Environmental Economics and Behavioural/Experimental economics.
The Department will be represented at the European Job Market to be held between December 11-14 2023 and the ASSA Job Market between January 3-5 2024. Department representatives will meet candidates remotely via Zoom. Informal enquiries should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee Prof. Raffaele Rossi, email@example.com and to the Head of the Department Prof. Anindya Banerjee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be made via the University of Birmingham system at link below.
Candidates may also wish to submit their application packet and letters of recommendation via EconJobMarket (please note this is an external site to the University of Birmingham and the data is not managed or controlled by the University in any way). Any queries about the application process should be directed to Prof. Raffaele Rossi, email@example.com
Academic Development Programme - new Assistant Professors will undertake a 5-year development programme, at the end of which they are expected to be promoted to Associate Professor. The programme consists of a variety of development opportunities and the time to reflect and develop.
You will contribute to a range of research, teaching and administration. In addition you will be expected to demonstrate academic citizenship, developing and maintaining generous, mutually respectful and supportive working relationships with all staff and students, and ensuring the way you carry out your role impacts positively on how others can carry out theirs.
Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, (b) supervising and examining PhD students, and (c) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.
Research is likely to involve initiating, conducting and disseminating original research. Your research will have measurable outcomes reflect in your growing national (and ideally international) reputation.
Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at Departmental and School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership activities (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.
Using a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students, including (as appropriate):
Planning and carrying out research, including (as appropriate):
developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of benefit to the College and the University, including ensuring that the impact of your activities is realised fully and the impact is documented.
Contributing to Departmental/School administration, including:
Contributing to an inclusive working environment:
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