Lectureships in Economics
Employer: School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews
Location: Castlecliffe, The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR, United Kingdom (map)
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Economic History - Labor; Demographic Economics - Microeconomics - Public Economics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Assistant Professor, Lecturer
Application deadline: 25 Nov 2019
Posting end date: 25 Nov 2019
Ad text:

We wish to appoint up to three Lecturers (equivalent to Assistant Professor) within the School of Economics and Finance. The School is part of Scotland's first university, with an established reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for research and teaching. 

The School aims to deliver outstanding research and teaching in all areas of Economics and Finance and was ranked joint tenth in the UK in terms of research outputs in the Research Excellence Framework in 2014, first in the UK in the latest Guardian University Guide, second in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and tenth in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2019.

We seek to recruit Lecturers in all areas of Applied Microeconomics to further strengthen our position as a leading centre for research and teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who work in labour, public finance, health, development, public policy, education, aging, and economic history.  These appointments are part of a concerted effort to expand Applied Microeconomics at St Andrews, with further appointments to follow in 2020/21.  Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.  

St Andrews offers an outstanding research and teaching environment in a University that is rich in tradition.  

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of School, Professor Alan Sutherland (ajs10@st-andrews.ac.uk), Dr Irina Merkurieva (i.merkurieva@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Professor David Jaeger (david.jaeger@st-andrews.ac.uk), who will join the St Andrews faculty in January 2020.

Applicants should apply through EconJobMarket. Applications must include at least one example of the applicant's research and a research abstract.  They should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted through EconJobMarket.

Further particulars for the position can be found online at https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx (reference AC2014MR).

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). Both the University and the School hold Athena SWAN Bronze awards. More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Interview dates: First-round interviews will be held at the European Job Market for Economists in Rotterdam 18-19 December 2019 and the ASSA meetings in San Diego 3-5 January 2020. Second-round interviews are scheduled to take place in February 2020 in St Andrews.
Applicants are asked to indicate in their cover letter at which meeting(s) they will be available to interview.

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