Professor/Reader in Macroeconomics

University of Kent - School of Economics

The School of Economics invites applications for a Chair (Full Professor) or Readership (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Macroeconomics at the University of Kent.

As Professor/Reader of Macroeconomics you will:

  • Provide academic leadership in the areas of research, administration and teaching
  • Publish articles of internationally-recognised quality in the highest quality ‘field’ and ‘general’ refereed academic journals
  • Offer high quality teaching through lectures, seminars and the supervision of research students, as required

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in Macroeconomic Theory and computation or related sub-discipline (or equivalent)
  • Successful and sustained completion of world-leading and internationally excellent Macroeconomic applied and theoretic research including publication in top ‘field’ and ‘general’ economics peer reviewed academic journals
  • Relevant teaching experience in lectures and seminars and an ability to create innovations in teaching methods and practices

School of Economics

The School has a strong research culture and reputation as a leading research group in macroeconomics in the UK. Our staff have published in top scholarly journals such as the AER, Econometrica, JPE, JEEA and top field journals such as AEJ Macro. Our reputation also extends into teaching. The School regularly places in the top 10 of the National Student Survey.

The School has 35 academic staff, approximately 710 undergraduate, 25 masters and 45 PhD students. The PhD programme is 4 years including one year of advanced training.

We have recently hired strong candidates at the junior and senior level. This has promoted our growing reputation in several fields of research, notably macroeconomics and development economics. Faculty members have attained funding from prestigious national and international research organisations. The School has links with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, ECB, ADB, and European Commission.

The School of Economics hosts the Macroeconomics, Growth, and History Centre (MaGHiC). MaGHiC is attracting growing attention from international scholars and policy makers, and we are seeking to develop this research base further. MaGHiC contributes to contemporary economics debates in the media.  

The School is located on the University campus in Canterbury, Kent.  Canterbury is an attractive historical city within an hour commute of London and two hours from Brussels and Paris.

Further Information

The successful candidate's research and leadership will further develop the School and the macroeconomics research area organised within MaGHiC. You will have an international profile and reputation for excellence. This will be shown by an outstanding record of publications in the broad field of macroeconomics.

You will be expected to contribute significantly to the development of the School’s research strategy, to be active in attracting research funding, and to play a full role in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching including PhD supervision. A proven ability to provide wider School leadership is also essential.

Reader Grade 10: £57,674 to £61,178

Professorial: The salary for this level begins at £63,287, however, the specific pay for this post will be as negotiated and competitive, while remaining within the University’s broader Professorial and Managerial Pay Scale

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