Professor of Economics

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University of Essex

Department of Economics

Ref. REQ03348

Salary: On the Professorial scale, commensurate with experience and achievements

Permanent, Full-time



The department is ranked 5th among all UK economics departments for research excellence (REF 2014). The University of Essex is 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, working in a variety of areas 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

The Department of Economics at the University of Essex is now seeking to appoint at the Professorial level. Applications are invited from all fields.

The offer is competitive, and includes a generous relocation allowance, the possibility of paid research leave, and research funds. In addition, the University currently operates a Market Supplement policy.

Duties of the Role

The purpose of this post is to contribute to and lead in developing 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; to contribute to the effective administration of the department and to extend the departmentโ€™s profile regionally, nationally and internationally through collaboration with other institutions.

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 as agreed with the HoD.

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

Applicants should hold a relevant doctoral-level research degree in Economics. 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 a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes; have a sustained record of strategic leadership in academic practice and academic development; possess an established record of success in securing and managing substantial research grants (appropriate to the discipline); demonstrate evidence of excellence in delivering and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level; and have experience in motivating and supervising students up to PhD level.

Skills in academic management and leadership of other staff; the ability to engage with and motivate undergraduate and postgraduate students; and a willingness to take on senior and administrative roles to contribute to the expansion plans of the Department are essential for this post.

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

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.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see:

Please visit our website 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: 18 February 2020

Interview Date: 19 March 2020 and 12 May 2020

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