Senior Lecturer in Economics

Aston University - Aston Business School

Interview Date: Tuesday 09 May 2017

Aston Business School seeks to appoint a highly motivated, high-profile academic with the ability and interest to provide research, teaching and impact leadership in the field of economics.

The holder of this post will influence the future direction of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship subject group in areas of research, development of taught programmes, PhD and DBA supervision and external engagement. We expect that the successful candidate will bridge economics with some of other the themes already strongly represented within the group: entrepreneurship and small business, international business, and/or finance.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in, and passion and enthusiasm for their field. This should be evidenced by very good, sustained record of publications in leading international economics journals, engagement with business and policy developers, and research grants. The successful candidate will have a reputation in the field of economics and a network in the international community. We anticipate that the successful candidate will have experience of external funding for research, either from governmental sources or from industry. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to teaching in both economics and econometrics modules.

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Aston Business School of Aston University is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive business schools, with the majority of its research rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the REF 2014. Aston Business School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Aston University was an early signatory to the UN backed Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is at the forefront of responsible management education. The School has a thriving research culture and strong demand from well-qualified students for all its undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses.

Members of Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship group at Aston Business School include two professors of economics and a significant number of other colleagues working in the field. The group has also vital interest in new businesses. It hosts the UK Enterprise Research Centre, and other large scale entrepreneurship research projects. It manages the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in the UK, the largest study of entrepreneurial attitudes and activity.

Aston University is one of only three Universities in the UK to hold the Small Business Charter gold award, in recognition of the support offered to SMEs. For the last four years Aston has delivered the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. In 2015 it organised the first ever Pitchfest event outside of London, a pitching competition for SMEs to increase the profile of their businesses in front of a national audience of investors.

Aston Business School is located in the heart of Birmingham, England’s second largest city with convenient airport and transportation links. London is less than 1.5 hours away by train.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.  If you do not have access to the internet telephone 0121-204-4500 and leave your name and address quoting R170079

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the head of group, Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz; Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3007; email:, or deputy dean for research, Professor Christos Ioannidis; Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3298; email:

Please note that the provisional date for interviews, for the shortlisted candidates, is 9th of May 2017.

Closing date: Midnight UK Time 5 April 2017

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