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Professor of Economics

University of Essex - Department of Economics

Location: Colchester
Salary: On the professorial salary scale and commensurate with skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th January 2019
Closes: 24th February 2019
Job Ref: REQ02016

Department of Economics

The department is ranked 5th among all UK economics departments for research excellence (REF 2014). The department 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 43 full-time academics, with distinctive clusters in microeconomics, macroeconomics, applied economics and econometrics. Applied researchers based in the Economics Department have typically strong research collaboration with other economists in the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). The University of Essex is located 60 miles northeast of London. For more information about the department and its programs see

Duties of the Role

The purpose of this post is to enhance the department’s research profile in any area of applied or theoretical economics and to both contribute to and lead in developing the research in economics within the department; to develop and actively engage in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision; to extend the department’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally through collaboration with other institutions; and to contribute to the effective administration of the Department.

The post-holder will provide strategic leadership in education; build up a sustained and effective record of impact at a strategic level in relation to teaching and learning; make a substantial contribution to the international profile of the University through the generation of internationally excellent research, scholarship and teaching; pursue research that is world leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, in keeping with the REF criteria; and generate substantial research income commensurate with subject area norms.

You will also be expected to provide leadership in ensuring your own research and that of others in your department generates impact beyond the academic sphere in keeping with the REF criteria, and undertake senior leadership responsibilities.

The post-holder will undertake a full range of Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship responsibilities as detailed in the Professor (ASER) job pack.

Qualifications and Skills required

Applicants should hold a relevant doctoral-level research degree in Economics or equivalent professional experience or practice. You will be expected to demonstrate a substantial record of internationally excellent, world-leading research in your chosen field; evidence a strong, sustained record of academic publication at international or world-leading levels of recognition, with evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes; have experience and an established record of success in securing and managing substantial research grants (appropriate to the discipline); demonstrate teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and the ability to supervise and motivate students up to PhD level.

The ability to provide academic leadership in a range of appropriate contexts, and the ability to provide academic leadership in a range of appropriate contexts are essential for this post.

Appointment to this post will be made as Professor (R), on a Teaching and Research (ASER) contract.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button 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. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 876559.

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