Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Economics, Dept of Economics, University of Essex

The Department of Economics at the University of Essex is seeking to make multiple appointments at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader levels. Lecturers are equivalent to tenure track Assistant Professors positions and Senior Lecturers/Readers are equivalent to tenured Associate Professors. Applications are invited from all fields.

The Department is ranked 5th among all UK Economics departments for research excellence (REF 2014). The University of Essex is also 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 48 full-time academics, with distinctive clusters 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 programs see www.essex.ac.uk/economics.

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.

The Role and Duties

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, providing 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.

Qualifications and Skills

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.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website (http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/) for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588/873521).

Closing date: 14 January 2018

Interviews are planned for:  30 January 2018, 1 February 2018, 13 February 2018 and 14 February 2018

Salary: £39,993 – £47,722 per annum (Lecturer), £50,618 – £56,951 per annum (Senior Lecturer/Reader)