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Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader

University of Essex - Department of Economics

Location: Colchester
Salary: Lecturer - £42,149 - £50,296 per annum, Senior Lecturer/Reader - £53,348 - £60,022 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th October 2021
Closes: 13th January 2022
Job Ref: REQ05266

Department

The Department of Economics provides a vibrant research environment and has a strong collegial culture. It is a growing department, currently comprising more than 50 full-time academics, with distinctive clusters in microeconomics, macroeconomics, applied economics and econometrics.

Duties of the Role

The purpose of these roles is to carry out high quality research in any area of applied or theoretical economics; to teach economics at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and to supervise undergraduate projects and postgraduate research; and to contribute to the effective administration of the Department.

Lecturer - will contribute to excellence in education by designing and delivering substantive and effective teaching and learning support, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; will undertake leadership duties related to research and education appropriate to career stage and enhance the scholarly reputation of the Department and the University.

Senior Lecturer/ Reader  will engage in curriculum development, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research supervision at both an individual and a strategic level; will provide research leadership and engage in activities that will enhance the research profile of the Department and contribute to the development of the University’s national and international profile through excellent research.

Skills and qualifications required

Lecturer – Applicants should hold a relevant doctoral level research degree in Economics or be close to completion of their doctoral studies. They will have proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to achieve this, with knowledge of teaching theoretical or applied economics. In addition, evidence of a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and a developing research profile, and evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes with the demonstrable potential to carry out research that can be published in journals that are considered 4-star for the next REF cycle is essential.

Senior Lecturer / Reader  – Applicants should already hold a relevant doctoral level research degree in Economics. They will have a sustained record of effectiveness in education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, incorporating the organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of teaching and learning provision, with knowledge of teaching theoretical or applied economics. In addition, an established and internationally recognised research profile, with a well-developed future research agenda; evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes, with the potential to generate research for journals ranked as 4-star in Economics; and a record of success in generating external research income (appropriate in scale to disciplinary norms and career stage) are all essential.

Applicants at this level are expected to demonstrate management and leadership skills with the ability to motivate and co-ordinate other staff, and mentor junior colleagues.

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.

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