Professor in Economics

University of Leeds - Leeds University Business School

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School during an exciting phase in our development. Our highly popular and vibrant teaching programmes are expanding whilst our research activities continue to grow. The Division’s strong research focus supports our leadership and membership of several high-profile, large-scale research initiatives including projects in the areas of financialisation, infrastructure provision, and the Cities research theme launched by the University of Leeds. The Division is connected via teaching and research to other faculties at the University of Leeds and beyond and is pursuing a distinctive and high-impact interdisciplinary agenda.

To support these developments we are seeking to appoint a Professor of Economics. You will have a track record of delivering research-led education that contributes to an exceptional student experience and will have delivered high quality research outputs that contribute to impact and innovation. You will have an ability to provide effective academic leadership and will be able to work in partnership with others in taking forward the cross-faculty and interdisciplinary research of the Economics Division.

You should have established a strong academic profile evidenced by a track record of publications in refereed journals commensurate with a 3 or 4 star rating as defined by the REF or by metrics such as the Association of Business Schools journal quality list. With an active research agenda, you will have experience of collaborative work and the ability to obtain research funding. You will have established networks in the academic community and will be able to develop and mentor colleagues. You will also be an engaging and effective teacher, able to contribute modules in the core theoretical and applied areas of economics, to attract and supervise PhD students successfully, and to contribute to curriculum development.

We seek applications from high quality candidates with interests in any area of economics. Though open to all, we would welcome applications from those with interests in areas covered by research projects housed within the Economics Division. Candidates should be able to demonstrate how they will enhance the student education and research of the Economics Division.

Further information on the Economics Division and Business School can be found at:

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact Professor David Spencer, Head of the Economics Division, tel: +44 (0)113 343 4491, email:

If you have any queries about your online application please contact David Brett, Reward, Recruitment and Resourcing Administration Officer: tel: +44 (0)113 343 5775, email:

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