Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Economics
Advertiser: Economics, University of Essex
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Lecturer, Senior Lecturer
Location of job: Department of Economics University of Essex, COLCHESTER, ESSEX, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-08-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 4 Dec 2020
Application deadline: 13 Jan 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 15 Feb 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:

University of Essex

Department of Economics

The department of Economics is ranked 5th among all UK economics departments for research excellence (REF 2014). The University of Essex is ranked in the top category for teaching excellence (TEF 2017). The Department of Economics provides a vibrant research environment and has a strong collegial culture. It is a growing department, currently comprising 43 full-time academics, working in a variety of areas in microeconomics, macroeconomics, applied economics and econometrics. The University of Essex is located 60 miles northeast of London. For more information about the department and its programmes, see www.essex.ac.uk/economics

Informal enquiries may be made to Piero Gottardi, Professor and Head of the Recruitment Committee (telephone: 01206 872707, e-mail: piero.gottardi@essex.ac.uk). However, all applications must be made online.

We advertise our salaries on a range to indicate the trajectory of progression that can be made. Appointments are usually made at the start of the salary range. The university salary structure includes automatic pay progression within the published grades, subject to service and performance. In addition to this, there are performance related annual pay review schemes in place.

The offer is competitive, and includes a generous relocation allowance, the possibility of paid research leave, and research funds. In addition, the University currently operates a Market Supplement policy. The market supplement will paid be for two years in the first instance. The market rate will be reviewed annually.

How to apply

Applicants must complete online application forms FOLLOWING BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:

1. Econ Job Market – You must also submit an application at https://econjobmarket.org.

2. Essex University - At https://www.essex.ac.uk/jobs you must submit all five of the documents a) - e) detailed on the cover sheet of the job pack in the ad, which will be posted in the University website in the next days:

cover letter, CV, education statement, research statement and Funding Statement (for further advice on the Funding Statement, document e), please see below.)

Note: Applications cannot be considered until they have been submitted via both these routes.

Further INFORMATION on the University of Essex Funding Statement (document e):

For Lecturer: candidates should indicate what in their current research/future research plans could be built into a funding application, starting maybe with a small grant, and then consider the possibility of building a more substantial application.

For Senior Lecturer or candidates with grant experience, including unsuccessful applications: same as above PLUS report any past application experience and what one has learned from it that could be applied to make a future application successful (if one has not been successful). Past successes should be outlined.

For information on major UK funding bodies and recent grant calls, please see:




Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • (optional)
  • Cover letter
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3