Professor of Economics

University of Essex - Department of Economics

Department of Economics
The Department of Economics at the University of Essex is seeking to make one or more Professorial appointments.

The Department of Economics is ranked 5th among all UK 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, of whom nearly one third are full professors, with distinctive clusters in microeconomics, macroeconomics, applied economics and econometrics. For more information about the Department and its programmes see

The offer is competitive, and there is a generous relocation allowance, as well as the possibility of paid research leave and research funds.

The Role and Duties
The post-holder will be required to conduct research in any area of applied or theoretical economics, and undertake high quality teaching for modules in theoretical or applied economics. In addition, you will need to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research projects and PhD students; submit research grant applications; provide academic leadership and mentoring to junior colleagues; and contribute to the effective administration of the Department.

Qualifications and Skills
Applicants should hold a PhD in Economics. You will be expected to demonstrate internationally recognised leadership in your chosen field of research; evidence a strong record of research and publication in leading international journals, with a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes; have experience of leadership in attracting significant research funds; demonstrate excellence in delivering and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level; and experience in motivating and supervising students up to PhD level.

Skills in academic management and leadership of other staff; the ability to engage with and motivate undergraduate and postgraduate students; and a willingness to take on senior and administrative roles to contribute to the expansion plans of the Department are essential for this post.

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 use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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