Lecturer in Economics

Application Deadline


Assistant professor / lecturer

Lecturer in Economics

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at the University of Essex is ranked 5th among all UK economics departments for research excellence (REF 2014) and among the only eight UK departments ranked among the top 150 economics departments in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. The University of Essex is located 60 miles northeast of London. For more information about the department and its programs visit: www.essex.ac.uk/economics


The Department is seeking to make a number of fixed-term appointments at Lecturer level for the Academic Year 2019-2020, until 30 June 2020.


Duties of the Role

The main duties of the role will include teaching undergraduate/postgraduate modules in theoretical and applied economics, supervision of undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects in addition to providing support for other teaching-related and recruitment activities and carrying out any assessment and examination duties including marking. Minor administrative work may also be required. 


You will be expected to contribute to excellence in education by designing and delivering, substantive and effective teaching and learning support at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and enhance the scholarly reputation of the Department and the University by contact with the wider academic community and participation in knowledge exchange activity whilst in this role.


A full list of key responsibilities and main duties (Education, Leadership and Citizenship, and Scholarship and Professional Practice) can be found within the job pack.


Qualifications and Skills required

Applications are invited from all fields and candidates should have a relevant doctoral level degree (PhD) in Economics, or a closely related field (or be close to completion of studies) or equivalent professional experience or practice.


The successful candidates will have experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to achieve this and should, desirably have demonstrable high quality research potential with evidence of a high quality research agenda, engagement in high–quality research activity and a developing research profile. You should also have experience and be able to demonstrate the ability to design, plan and develop learning activities and effective learning environments assessing undergraduate and postgraduate modules, particularly in Economics, and be able to supervise thesis work at the undergraduate or post-graduate (taught) level.


These posts are available on a teaching only (ASE) contract, available on a full-time basis, though part-time working hours will be considered.


Please state clearly on your application form if you are applying for full-time or part-time, and how many hours per week you wish to be considered for if applying for part-time.


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 visit our website (http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/) for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).


Closing date: 6 June 2019

Interviews are planned for: 8 July 2019  

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)



More Information

Application Deadline


Assistant professor / lecturer


Colchester , United Kingdom