Assistant Professors of Economics
Advertiser: Economics, University of Birmingham
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Edgbaston 2TT, Birmingham, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 20 Nov 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Interview scheduling completed
Posting end date: 22 Nov 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting January, 2022.
Interviews will also be conducted at
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Ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions, the University of Birmingham is an elite establishment that offers an inspirational research and learning environment.

Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham is a world-leading institution and global thought leader in responsible business. Our vision is to inspire curiosity within our students and drive positive change within all fields of business and economics, locally and globally. We are committed to producing forward-thinking leaders and to developing high quality, impactful research. We hold triple-crown accreditation with EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Birmingham Business School is a major player in business education, providing a wide variety of internationally regarded programmes across a range of business disciplines.

There has never been a better time to join Birmingham Business School. Our continued commitment to providing an exceptional standard of research and education has seen recent investment in the building of a multi-million pound extension to our University House facility, providing additional state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces for students, and new offices for faculty. If you are looking to develop your academic career in a strong and ambitious research-led School, then we are keen to hear from you. Posts will be located at our Edgbaston campus though there are also opportunities to teach in Dubai or Singapore.

Provided suitable applicants present themselves, the Department of Economics, part of Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to appoint exceptional candidates up to three Assistant Professors in any area of economics.

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 13-15 and Department representatives will meet candidates remotely via Zoom. Informal enquiries should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee Prof. Aditya Goenka, or the Head of the Department Prof. Anindya Banerjee.

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 James Rockey

Assistant Professor Job Description
Main Duties / Responsibilities
To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques. This may include, where appropriate to the discipline:
Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff
Present findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings
Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued
Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline
Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.

Learning and Teaching
To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:
Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate
Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work, contributing to the final award – as a mark or as credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations.
Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods
Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and University
Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work

To contribute to Departmental/School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:
Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School
Lead and manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
Advise on personal development of colleagues and students
Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)
Manage enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and University
Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach
Actively manages equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour

Person Specification
Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD), or close to completion, or equivalent qualifications
Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

In more detail:

Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity

Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration
Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
Experience of championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work area
Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied
Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

Primary Location: GB-Birmingham

Work Locations: Business School University House Edgbaston Park RoadUniversity of Birmingham

Birmingham B15 2TY

Job: Academic Non-clinical

Organization : Birmingham Business School

Schedule: Regular , Full-time

Job Posting : 20.10.2021, 12:00:00 AM

Grade (for job description) Grade 8

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