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Senior Lecturer

University of York - Department of Economics

Location: York
Salary: £50,132 to £58,089 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2019
Closes: 22nd July 2019
Job Ref: 7710

Hours: 37 hours a week


The Department of Economics and Related Studies is seeking to appoint at Senior Lecturer level. Your role will consolidate, extend and strengthen the international reputation of the department within a world-class and vibrant research environment in one of the largest economics departments in the UK.

The interests of applicants may be in any of our key areas; microeconomics (including experimental economics), macroeconomics / finance, econometrics, applied econometrics, health economics and economic history. We note teaching needs in the fields of development economics, economic history and finance.

Role - main responsibilities include:

  • Generate new research approaches and identify, adapt, develop and use research methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research and development undertaken.
  • Lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes.
  • Publish high impact research in quality journals, either as a sole author or in collaboration with others, and to devise, direct and develop research projects generating external research funding.
  • Take responsibility for overseeing, developing and promoting innovative teaching and learning approaches and material, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • Lead the design, development and delivery of a range of academic modules and ensure that design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the Department and University.
  • Undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

A PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in Economics or a related discipline is essential. You should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

You will have extensive specialist knowledge in your subject area and experience of designing, developing, delivering and leading teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate Economics students, within Economics programmes, and to set and mark assessments and examinations.

Your research expertise will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals.

You will have advanced and specialist IT knowledge and highly developed communication skills.

You will have a positive attitude to colleagues and students, and a proactive and collaborative ethos with a willingness to undertake administrative/management duties for the department/University.

You will have a proven track record with high quality journal publications and conference presentations, and an extensive track record of teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

You will have outstanding qualities and achievements in scholarship and research at a national and international level with a well-established reputation. You will be able to motivate others in both teaching and research, and demonstrate major research leadership internally and externally, and take a leading role in the supervision of research students. You will have the ability to extend, transform and apply knowledge from scholarship.

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Jo Swaffield, or the Department Manager, Sarah Maynard, You may also contact HR Recruitment on

The post is full time, 37 hours per week, and is available from the 6 January 2020. Part time working, or a job share, would be considered.

Closing date: 22nd July 2019 (midnight)

Interviews will take place, in York, on the 19th and 23rd September 2019 (candidates will be invited to one of those dates)

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

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