Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Lancaster University

The Department of Economics invites applications for a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, with a focus on sustainable development. This position is especially research focused during the first five years, with little teaching during the first two years. The Department of Economics is an independent part of the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), which is the most research-intensive business school in the UK (REF 2014). With over 40 members of faculty from more than 15 countries, the Department has doubled in size over the last 10 years. It provides an international, collegial and dynamic research environment with a commitment to world-class academic excellence.

You should have a Ph.D. in economics, with research interests in agricultural, development or environmental economics. An interest in economic development and food security, related to environmental change is particularly desirable. A quantitative background together with some experience in dealing with satellite-based and/or geo-referenced data would be an asset. You are expected to publish research outputs in high-quality economic journals and in scientific journals of general interest. In addition, you are expected to consider appropriate outreach vehicles to ensure that their scientific contribution also has real-world “impact” and to build bridges across disciplinary boundaries within the University.

Applicants should submit their application online by November 20, 2017. Job packets must contain a cover letter, CV, at least one research paper, and a summary of teaching evaluations (if available). Three letters of reference should be emailed to Caren Wareing  c.wareing@lancaster.ac.uk. A recruitment committee will be attending and conducting first-round interviews at the AEA meetings in Philadelphia in January 2018.

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Jean-Francois Maystadt (), Chair of the Recruiting Committee.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Salary:   £34,520 to £47,722
Closing Date:   Monday 20 November 2017
Interview Date:   Monday 15 January 2018
Reference:  A2088

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